DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Johnny Moore (aged 64)
-American rhythm and blues singer (the Drifters)
John Darrel “Johnny” Moore (December 15, 1934 –December 30, 1998) was an American rhythm and blues singer with the Drifters. He was one of the group’s principal lead singers, leading on many of their hit singles, and was a 1988 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with The Drifters.
DEATH: Moore died en route to London’s Mayday Hospital; the cause of death was ruled to be pneumonia. He was survived by his wife Jennifer Moore, and their three sons.