Jeff Leonard

 

 

 

Age: 70

 

Summary: founder and original bass singer of the 1960's Philadelphia doo-wop group Little Joey and the Flips whose top charting hit record Bongo Stomp was released by Joy Records in 1962 and also landed the group on Dick Clark's American Bandstand in 1963 along with a number of TV appearances when The Flips popularity peaked and had also toured with Sam Cooke, The Isley Brothers, The Orlons, Dee Sharp and many more doo-wop pioneers, but who restructured the Flips with talented local musicians following the doo-wop era and remained on the nationally syndicated television show Jerry Blavat's Discophonic Scene as a musical director and drummer for his new group House Band through 1967 when he was drafted by the U.S. Army and sent to Vietnam.

 

 

Cause of Death: Not released

 

Born: January 6, 1944

 

Died: January 31, 2014

 

Location: Drexel Hills, Pennsylvania