The British singer, actor Wayne Fontana, died. This was announced on his Facebook page, musician Peter Noon on August 7.
“We gave our favorite vocalist Wayne Fontana to rock and roll heaven,” he wrote.
The Best Classic Band portal calls Noona a close friend of Fontana. It is noted that the artist died in his 75th birthday on August 6 at a hospital in Grand Manchester County.
According to some portal sources, the cause of death was cancer.
Fountains’ real name is Glyn Jeffrey Ellis. He was born in October 1945 in Manchester. He’s an alias of the drummer Dominic Fountain who worked with Elvis Presley.
In the summer of 1963 Wayne formed the Mindbenders band and signed a contract with the Fontana Records label. The band’s debut album was released in 1964. The illustrious singer’s single The Game of Love was released in 1965, then heading the Billboard music charts. The same year he decided to leave the band at one of the concerts.
After Wayne continued to perform mainly on tours of 1960s performers in Europe. He also occasionally got involved in financial and legal scandals and even received a sentence for setting the bailiff’s car on fire while he was inside.