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William Franklin “Bill” Horton

  • Birth 25 Dec 1929 Hickory, Catawba County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 27 Jan 1995 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 17721616

Musician. A native of Hickory, North Carolina, Horton was the lead singer for the early rhythm and blues/doo wop musical group, The Silhouettes. They are best remembered for their 1957 hit "Get A Job", which sold over 2 million copies. Horton left the group in 1958, but continued singing with his former band members off and on until his death. His other recordings with The Silhouettes include "Voodoo Eyes", "Vision In The Night", "Bing Bong", "I Sold My Heart To The Junkman", "Miss Thing", "I Am Lonely", "Heading For The Poorhouse", and "Evelyn."


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 27 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17721616
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Franklin “Bill” Horton (25 Dec 1929–27 Jan 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17721616, citing Rolling Green Memorial Park, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .