Keith

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Decades Active: 1960s 2000s

Biography

James Barry Keefer, 17 May 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Keith was best known for his Top 10 folk rock single ‘98.6’ in January 1967. Keefer started with a band called the Admirations in the early 60s, recording one single for Columbia Records, ‘Caravan Of Lonely Men’. He was then discovered by journalist Kal Rudman, who took Keefer to Mercury Records executive Jerry Ross. Signed to that label, and renamed Keith, he recorded his first solo single, ‘Ain’t Gonna Lie’, which narrowly made the US Top 40. ‘98.6’ followed and was his biggest hit, although Keith charted twice in 1967 with lesser hits, ‘Tell Me To My Face’ and ‘Daylight Savin’ Time’. He recorded a few more singles for Mercury and two albums, only the first of which made the charts. After spending time in the armed forces, he returned to a changed musical direction, recording a single, ‘In And Out Of Love’, for Frank...

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