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Last October, following the death of singer Jimmy Beaumont, leader of the Skyliners, members of the group and other Pittsburgh vocal acts played a special benefit for Bill Burkette, original lead singer of Pittsburgh classic pop vocal group the Vogues, who suffered from lymphoma. Burkette died yesterday at 75. Burkette was part of the original Vogues, alongside Chuck Blasko, Don Miller and Hugh Geyer with the group from the time they organized in 1958 at Turtle Creek High School as the Val-Aires.

Published in Get Rhythm