Jewel Akens


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jewel Akens, a pop singer who had a 1960s hit with "The Birds and the Bees," has died in Southern California. He was 79.

His wife, Eddie Mae Akens, tells the Los Angeles Times ( ) that Akens died last Friday from back surgery complications at an Inglewood hospital.

Akens was in a group called the Turnarounds when they were offered a song that talked about "the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees and the moon up above - and a thing called love."

Other members disliked it so Akens recorded it solo. The song was No. 3 on Billboard's Top 100 chart in 1965 and was later covered by Dean Martin and others.

Akens never duplicated its success but he performed into his 70s.


Information from: Los Angeles Times,

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Miss you everyday you was the best Uncle, Father, Bro , Husband, friend,

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Dad with a beautiful soul . I will forever miss you. BRA

Dad a beautiful soul will ever day of my life miss you. BRA

Enjoyed his performance many times when he would show up at Rockin Robins aka Dillons in Redlands Ca.
We had such fun dancing.

To the Aken's family. May you all continue to rely on God during your time of mourning. Proverbs 3:5,6

Uncle, Thanks you for being a Dad and my sweet Uncle thanks for give me away at my wedding you looked so handsome , I will always miss and love you...Nan