Big Dee Irwin

Big Dee Irwin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. DiFosco "Dee" T. Ervin Jr. (July 6, 1932 - August 27, 1995), usually known professionally as Big Dee Irwin, was an American singer and songwriter whose biggest hit was a version of "Swinging On A Star" in 1963, recorded as a duet with Little Eva., Dee Ervin was born in Harlem, New York. Some sources give his first name as Defosca and his family name as Erwin. He joined the United States Air Force, and in 1954 was based at Narsarssuak Air Base in Greenland. While there, he formed a singing group, The Pastels, with himself as lead singer, Richard Travis (first tenor), Tony Thomas (second tenor) and Jimmy Willingham (baritone). They performed in Air Force talent shows and, after being transferred to Washington D.C., took part in a national show, Tops In Blue, in 1957. They then auditioned and won a contract with Hull Records in New York, and recorded a song written by Ervin, "Been So Long."show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134969532
  • 9786134969536