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Ray Herr
Birth: 1947
Arlington Heights
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 2011
Hainesville
Lake County
Illinois, USA

Rock Musician. A guitarist, he was a featured member of the music group the Ides of March. Formed in Chicago, the were initially called the Shon-Dels and modeled themselves from the "British Invasion" bands of that time period. Their first record was the single "Like it Or Lump it" (1965) and after signing with the Parrot record label they underwent the name change the Ides of March to avoid confusion with Tommy James and the Shondells. Further singles were released among them "You Wouldn't Listen" (1966) and following their signing with the Warner label, a complete sound change which included a horn section took place resulting with their signature hit "Vehicle" (peaking at number 2 on the Pop Charts during the Spring of 1970). After they disbanded during the 1970s, Herr remained in the music industry performing at clubs in the Chicago-area. He died from esophageal cancer. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Apr 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67871419
Ray Herr
Added by: katzizkidz
 
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I loved the Ides of March and "Vehicle" when I was a teenager. Thank you, Ray. Rest in peace.
- Solitarieone
 Added: Aug. 2, 2013
Oh My Dear Cousin,I was so young when we first met. You gave our generation of family a whole lot of pride and made us proud to be your cousin. Your musical talent was much more than anyone will ever know. You made so many people happy with your tunes. ...(Read more)
- Joseph Stodola
 Added: Apr. 25, 2012
Ray was a first Cousin of mine. I was devastated to hear this sad news! My Mom and Rays Mom were Sister's. We lived in Wisconsin so we didn't see much of Ray after Aunt Elsie passed. I have so many wondeeful memories with him and will cherish them for...(Read more)
- Anng
 Added: Apr. 24, 2012
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