Posted: Aug 30, 2006 8:10 pm
This guy had a huge local hit in Memphis around 1965 with "Haunted House"( on Hi Records ,I think). Jumpin' Gene of Haunted House fame dies of cancer.
Vocalist with Bill Black. Songwriter.
TUPELO - Morris E. "Gene" Simmons, 69, legendary rockabilly musician,
died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center
after a six-month illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be
announced later by Holland-Harris Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.