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Wade Herbert Flemons
Birth: Sep. 25, 1940
Montgomery County
Kansas, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1993
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA

R&B Musician. Flemons was the lead singer of the musical group, 'Wade Flemons & The Newcomers', but he is best remembered more as a solo artist and a successful songwriter. A native of Coffeyville, Kansas, he was raised in Wichita, Kansas, before moving to Battle Creek, Michigan, where he started The Newcomers. In 1958, he signed as a solo artist to the Vee-Jay Record Label, and released his first single, 'Here I Stand.' The song although released as a solo hit was attributed to 'Wade Flemons & The Newcomers.' The single landed on the Top 20 Charts and the R&B Charts. By 1959, the Newcomers were over, and Flemons could focus on solo projects. That same year he released, 'Hold Me Close,' 'Goodnight, It's Time To Go,' and 'Slow Motion,' but the songs went nowhere. In 1960, Flemons released his biggest hit, 'Easy Lovin,' which landed on the R&B Top Ten. The B-Side single 'Woops Now' was also somewhat of a hit. Flemon's next work was a self-titled album, which included the single, 'Ain't That Lovin' You, Baby.' In 1961, he also did a rendition of the Percy Mayfield hit, 'Please Send Me Someone To Love.' Over the next few years Flemons released some more singles including, 'Half A Love,' and 'Ain't These Tears', in 1962, 'That Time Of Year,' in 1963, 'Watch Over Her,' (with The Four Seasons) in 1964, and 'Where Did You Go Last.' In 1965, following the release of 'Where Did You Go Last Night,' his contract with the Vee-Jay Record Label was over. In 1967, he signed with the Ramsel Record Label and released his single, 'Jeanette,' for that label in 1968. He later helped to co-write the song, 'Stay In My Corner,' for The Dells, and also joined Vee-Jay session musician Maurice White's group, 'The Salty Peppers' on there debut single, 'La La Time,' for the Capitol Record Label. Following the release of the group's next single, 'Your Love Is Life,' they became better known as 'Earth, Wind & Fire.' Flemons remained in the group contributing vocals, electric piano, and vibes, when he and other members were dismissed by White in 1973. Over the next 20 years Flemons continued in music. On October 13, 1993, Flemons died at the age of 53, after a battle with cancer, in Battle Creek, Michigan. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served as a Private First Class, in the United States Army. (bio by: K) 
Fort Custer National Cemetery
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA
Plot: 11, 0, 675
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Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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