Classics IV lead singer Dennis Yost dies

Dennis Yost, the lead singer of famed late 60s/early 70s pop/soul group the Classics IV, has died at age 65.  Yost had been in a suburban Cincinnati nursing home for three years following a brain trauma from an accident.

During their brief period on top, the Classics IV had a string of absolute smashes, including the oft-covered gems "Spooky," "Stormy" and the beautiful ballad, "Traces."  The group had formed in Jacksonville, Florida and had a half decade of popularity before breaking up.  While Yost was the most visible member of the group, he was never able to translate his years as the act's lead vocalist into a solid solo career.

Dennis Yost, the lead singer of famed late 60s/early 70s pop/soul group the Classics IV, has died at age 65.  Yost had been in a suburban Cincinnati nursing home for three years following a brain trauma from an accident.

During their brief period on top, the Classics IV had a string of absolute smashes, including the oft-covered gems "Spooky," "Stormy" and the beautiful ballad, "Traces."  The group had formed in Jacksonville, Florida and had a half decade of popularity before breaking up.  While Yost was the most visible member of the group, he was never able to translate his years as the act's lead vocalist into a solid solo career.

But while his time on top was brief, Yost will always be remembered for his clear, smooth vocals that created some of the most memorable pop songs of his era.

 

 

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