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‘Gloria’ Singer Jimmy Sohns Dead at 75, Frontman for The Shadows of Knight

Jimmy Sohns ‘G-L-O-R-I-A’ Singer Dead at 75

7/29/2022 5: 29 PM PT

Jimmy Sohns, lead singer for the 60’s band The Shadows of Knight, is dead after suffering a stroke.

Jimmy and his band are most remembered because of their iconic, singalong hit “Gloria” … that was a high 10 hit in 1966. Never to be confused with Laura Branigan‘s 80s hit of exactly the same name, Jimmy and co.’s famous chorus spelled out the name … G-L-O-R-I-A.

The Illinois band had announced earlier this week that Jimmy was hospitalized after suffering a stroke — but on Friday his daughter announced he previously passed.

Jimmy and a pal still ran the band’s social media marketing pages … posting old pics from The Shadows of Knight’s heyday.

Looking forward to your permission to load the Instagram Media.

Sohns was still an adolescent when his band struck gold with “Gloria.” He and his bandmates were all senior high school pals in suburban Chicago, and met up to play their version of British blues … a la The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds.

The surviving members were still doing concert events together as recently as 2016.

Jimmy was 75.


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