JIVE FIVE LEAD SINGER EUGENE PITT DIES AT 80
* JIVE FIVE LEAD SINGER EUGENE PITT DIES AT 80.
Fifty six years ago- unbeknownst to a 24 year old black doo wop lead singer from Brooklyn named Eugene Sampson Pitt his songs “My True Story” and “What Time Is It?” made a chubby white Jewish 12 year old boy from Brooklyn fall in love with doo wop and Rock N Roll forever…
Gene, in the ensuing years our paths sadly only crossed once- but trust me, you and the other members of Jive Five helped light the passion!
Rest In Peace
Quoting a line from his biggest hit, “We must cry, cry, cry our blues away.” Famed lead singer of the JIVE FIVE, EUGENE PITT has died at the age of 80. His biggest hit was “MY TRUE STORY” – a Top Three smash in the early 1960s. Eugene was able to follow that hit up with numerous others including “What Time Is It,” “Never Never,” “These Golden Rings” and “I’m a Happy Man.” Eugene continued to tour with his group until recently. He and his amazing music will be missed.
Jive Five – My True Story
Jive Five- What Time Is It?