Grammy-Nominated Singer Dies

Grammy-nominated singer and co-founder of “The Lettermen” Jim Pike has reportedly died at the age of 82.

Pike reportedly died back on June 9th at his home in Prescott, Arizona, after complications from Parkinson’s Disease, however his death was not made public until now. Bob Engemann, a college friend of Pike from Brigham Young University, formed “The Lettermen” in Los Angeles in 1961 with fellow singer Tony Butala.

The group had its first hit with the Grammy-nominated “The Way You Look Tonight,” which peaked at No. 13 on Billboard’s Hot 100. They then went on to hit the top 100 list with 19 other songs over 10 years, earning Grammy nominations for best new artist of 1961 and for 1962’s “A Song For Young Love.”

Source: Jim Pike, co-founder of Lettermen vocal group, dies at 82 | The Seattle Times

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