Larry Verne (born February 8, 1936, Minneapolis, Minnesota) was an American novelty song singer. Verne scored two U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart hit singles in 1960: "Mister Livingston" (#75) and "Mr. Custer" (#1, #9 R&B).
"Mr. Custer" was written by Fred Darian, Al DeLory, and Joe Van Winkle. In the UK, "Mr. Custer" was successfully covered by Charlie Drake. Not happy with the music business, Verne switched to becoming a successful builder of sets for the Hollywood film industry… read more
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