Ed Urick, 9 July 1927, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. Ames was a member of the very successful 50s vocal group, the Ames Brothers, who disbanded in 1959. In the early 60s he studied acting in New York. He appeared in several stage productions including The Crucible, The Fantasticks and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest before playing an Indian, Mingo, in the popular US television series Daniel Boone. He returned to recording in 1964 with an album of Broadway songs for RCA Records, and one of the tracks, Try To Remember (1965, from The Fantasticks), became the first of seven US hits for him in the 60s. His biggest solo record success came with My Cup Runneth Over (from the musical I Do! I Do!), a US Top 10 hit in 1967. Ames also had a Top 20 hit with Who Will Answer?, a protest song, which seemed quite out of character for the MOR balladeer. He continued to work successfully on the supper-club circuit after the hits dried up, and...
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