Songs You May Have Missed #219

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Jimmy Beaumont and The Skyliners: “Where Have They Gone” (1974)

And that reminds me of another Pittsburgh hit, this one¬†released in 1974 and hitting its national chart peak of #100 in March of 1975. In the ‘Burgh however it was in heavy rotation that year.

Jimmy Beaumont and The Skyliners of course were best-known for the Doo Wop classic “Since I Don’t Have You” from back in 1959. It’s been said that Beaumont had the greatest voice of any singer in the early era of Rock ‘n Roll.

He wasn’t going for the high notes on “Where Have They Gone”, but its wistful lyric is beautifully rendered, and it’s one of my absolute favorite songs of the 70’s.

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