|Death: ||Jan. 7, 2013|
Singer. He was a prominent member of the 1960s and 1970s soul music group "The Esquires". During his youth while living in Kansas City, Missouri he was exposed to a wide variety of jazz which helped shape his love for music. After moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin while a teenager, he became friends with singer Alvis Moorer and the two would often practice vocalizing together. A few years after, Alvis' brother Gilbert formed the ensemble The Esquires, Pace joined as a tenor (1961). During much of the 1960s the group struggled to make a name for themselves within the industry. They finally were signed under the Bunky record label with their signature hit "Get On Up" (1967), which reached eleven on the Top-20 charts. Their follow up score "And Get Away" became a Top-30 hit in 1967. At the height of their success, the Esquires performed at the Apollo Theater in New York City, New York, and shared the bill with the likes of Neil Diamond and Glen Campbell. Pace remained an active performer after the group ended their recording career during the mid 1970s. (bio by: C.S.)
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