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Subject: Al Alberts of 1950s pop group The Four Aces dies

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/09 at 2:24 am

US singer Al Alberts, a former member of the hit 1950s pop group The Four Aces, has died at the age of 87.

Alberts led the quartet to success with number one singles Three Coins in the Fountain and Love is a Many Splendored Thing.

Both songs were written for Hollywood movies and won the Academy Awards for best song in 1955 and 1956.

The group had other US million-selling singles with their debut (It's No) Sin and Tell Me Why.

Alberts, born Al Albertini, was also known as the host of a long-running TV talent show host in Philadelphia.

The show helped launch the careers of performers such as Sister Sledge and Teddy Pendergrass, according to Alberts' website.

Chris Alberts told the Associated Press news agency his father died on Friday at his home in Arcadia, Florida.

The apparent cause of death was complications from kidney failure, he said.

Subject: Re: Al Alberts of 1950s pop group The Four Aces dies

Written By: Paul on 11/30/09 at 5:34 pm

Very sad...the roll-call is getting smaller!  :(

Four Aces weren't a bad group...square as hell, but very evocative of the times, RIP Al...

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