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Singing News has learned that legendary Kingsmen lead vocalist Jim Hamill passed away at approximately 5:30 a.m. today. He was 73 years old.

Mr. Hamill was born August 10, 1934, in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. In addition to singing with the Kingsmen, he performed with the Weatherfords, Blue Ridge Quartet, the Rebels Quartet, the Oak Ridge Quartet and the Senators. Subscribers of Singing News Magazine had voted Mr. Hamill "Favorite Lead Singer" five times, as well "Mr. Gospel… read more

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