Cleve Duncan of The Penguins Passes at 77

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Cleve Duncan of The Penguins Passes at 77

Postby Matt The Cat » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:55 am

CLEVE DUNCAN R.I.P. - One of the most distinctive voices in 1950s doo wop and vocal group R&B passed away on November 7th. Cleve Duncan was the lead singer of The Penguins and sang lead on "Earth Angel," one of the most important early roc
k n' roll records, because it crossed over from the R&B charts to the pop charts and established rock n' roll as a viable form of pop music.
Duncan was 77.

I interviewed Cleve back in 2006 and you can listen to it on my interviews page below.
Cleve was a kind and soft-spoken kind of guy and rock n' roll and rhythm & blues wouldn't have been the same without him. His sweet voice will be missed.

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