Remembering the life, death and legacy of singer Marvin Junior
Marvin Junior, whose raw but robust baritone served for half a century as the sturdy foundation for the Dells, a Chicago doo-wop and rhythm-and-blues group that was formed when he and most of its other members were in high school in the early 1950s, died on Wednesday at his home in Harvey, Ill. He was 77.
The cause was kidney and heart problems, said his son Marvin Jr.
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