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George Younce

By January 1, 2018May 14th, 2019No Comments

George Younce was born on February 22, 1930 in Patterson, North Carolina. In 1946, George started as lead singer in the group, Spiritualaires, which he formed with some friends. As his voice matured, he transitioned to singing bass for the group. Younce sang with them until 1950, where he took a break from singing to serve in the Army.

After returning from service, George spent the next several years singing with different groups, like the Watchmen, the Weatherfords, the Homeland Harmony Quartet, the Blue Ridge Quartet, the Florida Boys. Then in 1964, Younce joined the Cathedrals which would become what he is known for.

George was elected to the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 1998 and was an accomplished songwriter, penning classics like Yesterday and the novelty number known as The Laughing Song.

George Younce died on April 11, 2005 at the age of 75.