and yet even more sad artist news
RIP Sammy Campbell
From USA Today
Sammy Campbell, a New Jersey music great whose songs with the Del Larks and as the solo artist known as Tyrone Ashley attracted new generations of fans decades after the original records were released, passed away on Aug. 26, the Judkins Colonial Home has announced.
The Plainfield native was 79.
Extensive Online feature...
The Story of Sammy & the Del Larks
by Charlie Horner
With contributions from Pamela Horner
The original Del Larks started around 1953. The first group consisted of Sam Campbell (lead); his brother, David “Sonny” Campbell (first tenor); Allen Walker (baritone); Louie Dickerson (second tenor);
and Harold Erby (bass). All were from Plainfield with the exception of Howard Erby who was from Scotch
Plains. NJ. Sam recalled his first group....