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Biography

  • Born

    12 September 1933

  • Born In

    Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States

  • Died

    1 March 2013 (aged 79)

Jewel Akens (12 September 1933, Houston, Texas - 1 March 2013, Inglewood, California) was an American singer and record producer.

He first recorded with Eddie Daniels as Jewel and Eddie on the Silver Records label in 1960. A number of his recordings featured Eddie Cochran on guitar.

He later went solo and recorded "The Birds And The Bees" in 1965, on the Era Records label. The single went to Number 3 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart that year, and Number 2 on the Cash Box chart. Across the Pond it reached Number 29 in the UK Singles Chart. But the follow-up, "Georgie Porgie" only reached Number 68.

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