Wally Lester, and original member of the doo-wop group the Skyliners,died of pancreatic cancer on April 21. He was 73.
The Skyliners were one of the genre’s most popular groups. Their biggest hit was their first, “Since I Don’t Have You,” which reached No. 12 in 1959. It’s since become a popular cover version, remade over the years by the obvious (the Four Seasons, Art Garfunkel) and the not-so-obvious (Guns N’ Roses, who opened their 1993 covers album The Spaghetti Incident? with the song).