William Franklin “Bill” Horton


William Franklin “Bill” Horton Famous memorial

Hickory, Catawba County, North Carolina, USA
Death 27 Jan 1995 (aged 65)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 17721616 View Source

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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