Nick Reynolds, Kingston Trio Member, Passes
October 2, 2008 at 11:43 AM (PT)
NICK REYNOLDS, one of the founders of THE KINGSTON TRIO passed away in SAN DIEGO on OCTOBER 1st, 2008. He was 75 years old.
At the height of their popularity, THE KINGSTON TRIO (comprised of REYNOLDS, BOB SHANE, DAVE GUARD and later JOHN STEWART) was arguably the number one vocal group in the world, single-handedly ushering in the folk music boom of the late '50s and early '60s that spawned the likes of BOB DYLAN, JOAN BAEZ, PETER, PAUL & MARY and many others. Their release of "Tom Dooley" in the FALL of 1958 changed popular music forever, inspiring legions of young people to pick up guitars and banjoes and sing folk music. "We got AMERICA up and singing," REYNOLDS once modestly reflected.
NICK is survived by his wife, LESLIE; sons, JOSHUA STEWART REYNOLDS and JOHN PIKE REYNOLDS, daughters, ANNIE CLANCY REYNOLDS MOORE and JENNIFER KRISTIE REYNOLDS, and sisters, JANE REYNOLDS MEADE and BARBARA REYNOLDS HAINES.
In lieu of flowers, NICK’s family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Natural Resources Defense Council at www.nrdc.org/joinGive.