Liverpool born James Robert Bilsbury, co-founder and singer of the Les Humphries Singers, died back in March this year in Bonn, Germany, aged 60, as German news agency dpa reported today.
The Les Humphries Singers, a very popular and sucessful band of the 70s with hits like Mama Loo and Mexico, participated as German representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976. Their entry Sing Sang Song, the very first in a long line of German Eurovision entrys composed by Ralph Siegel, ended on a 15th place, proving to be the kiss of death to the group's career.
Bilsbury, who co-wrote a lot of the group's songs, also had a number one hit in the USA with his song Shame, shame, shame. Despite the millions he earned in the 70s, he had to live on welfare in his last years.