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Subject: Archive: Larry Verne, Oct. 8, 2013

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Date Posted: Monday, October 08, 02:51:19pm

Larry Vern Erickson (February 8, 1936 October 8, 2013) was an American novelty song vocalist.


Verne recorded two U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart hit singles in 1960, "Mister Livingston" (No. 75) and "Mr. Custer" (No. 1, and No. 9 R&B). "Mr. Custer" was written by Fred Darian, Al De Lory, and Joe Van Winkle.

The record sold over one million copies, earning a gold disc. In the UK, "Mr. Custer" was successfully covered by Charlie Drake. "Mr. Custer" was featured on an album of novelty songs recorded by Verne called Mister Larry Verne, which was released that same year.

Growing tired of the music industry, Verne quit to become a successful builder of Hollywood film sets, which he did for 35 years before retiring.


Verne died on October 8, 2013 of heart failure in Sylmar, California, at the age of 77.[4] He had long suffered from Alzheimer's disease and had suffered three strokes.[5]

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