In Memoriam: Jimmy Beaumont (1940 – 2017)

Jimmy Beaumont lead singerĀ  of the Skyliners has died. Beaumont died Saturday in his home and is reported to pass from cancer.

The Skyliners were best known for their 1959 hit “Since I Don’t Have You”. Covers by the Four Seasons, Trini Lopez, Chuck Jackson, Don McLean, Guns N’ Roses, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Ronnie Milsap, Art Garfunkel and Buckaroo Banzai kept the song in the public consciousness. They also hit the Top 40 with “This I Swear” and “Pennies from Heaven”. Other classics include “It Happened Today” (1959), “Close Your Eyes” (1961) and “Comes Love” (1962). The original group dissolved in 1963, but re-united eleven years later (without Jack Taylor), for what would become their last charted record, “Where Have They Gone? – Wikipedia