The Dells' Lead Tenor Johnny Carter Passes
August 24, 2009 at 4:36 AM (PT)
JOHN E. CARTER, lead tenor of THE DELLS, passed FRIDAY AUGUST 21st., following a long battle with lung cancer. CARTER was diagnosed wth lung cancer back in AUGUST of 2008, while THE DELLS were performing in LAS VEGAS.
JOHNNY CARTER was also the last surviving founding member of THE FLAMINGOES. His distinctive tenor was so much a part of their classic, "I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU." CARTER was twice inducted into "THE ROCK & ROLL HAL OF FAME," for his work with two separate CHICAGO-based vocal groups,THE DELLS and THE FLAMINGOs. CARTER is survived by five daughters and several grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending. ALL ACCESS sends its condolences to the CARTER family, his many friends and fans.