Re: mr, eugene pitt passes
Fall of 1961 ... I was the guy in charge of the AYA (American Youth Activities) teen club jukebox in Berlin, Germany and "My True Story" was the second Beltone label record that I remember loading into the jukebox, after Bobby Lewis' "Tossin' & Turnin'. Both of them became the most played songs during their time. I can still remember that every time "My Tue Story" played the dance floor was loaded.
In 1982 I remember picking up the first of Marty Pekar's Ambient Sound albums by The Jive Five called "Here We Are" and I was blown away at how fresh they sounded, as if the sound they created in 1961 was still alive and well.
Sleep well, Mr. Pitt! Your time here was spent making many people happy!
Saw Eugene at a two day doo wop show in Port St. Lucie Fl. about3-4 years ago. Skyliners, Passions, Robin Luke, Norman Fox, and many others, Eugene was having trouble walking,
but when the music started he was just as good as he was 20 years ago when we saw him in Pittsburgh. Didn't know at the time it would be the next to last time I would see on of my all time favorites Jimmy Beaumont/ May they both RIP