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1/17/12 – Jimmy Castor Dead

todayJanuary 17, 2012

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Jimmy Castor, known for his funky and funny hits during the 70s, has died in Las Vegas at age 64.
As the leader of the Jimmy Castor Bunch, he topped the charts with such cuts as the humorous “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” and “The Bertha Butt Boogie.” He was a guest on “The Lost 45s” a few times and will be missed.

Written by: Barry Scott

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