December 12, 2003 by

Jerome Evans


Categories: Musicians

Jerome Evans, the frontman for the R&B group, the Furys, died on Nov. 30 from a heart attack. He was 65.
Born in Los Angeles, Evans was a teenager when he launched his singing career. The talented baritone performed in amateur shows, then he and his friends — Robert Washington, Melvin White and George Taylor — formed the Cyclones in the mid-1950s.
The group eventually evolved into the Furys, which released the singles, “So Tough,” “Never More” and “Zing Went the Strings of My Heart.” With Evans doing lead vocals, the band scored a couple of local hits, then toured in Japan and throughout southeast Asia.
After the Furys disbanded in the early 1970s, Evans continued performing with bands like the Coasters, the Medallions and the Drifters. He was in the process of recording a new album at the time of his death.

5 Responses to Jerome Evans

  1. Joy Evans

    I loved Jerome with all my heart, and I know without a doubt that he was the best man I’ll ever meet. He was a talented entertainer, and the perfect husband. I’ll truely miss him.
    In loving memory of Jerome, I’ll be holding a candle light vigil for him on Nov 30, 2004. Location and time TBA.

  2. Ron Bowman

    I was very sorry to read from this site about Jerome’s death. He was indeed a most talented singer and showman. I had the fortune and honor to play in a couple of his back-up bands in the mid 70’s featuring Jerome as solo as well as with the Coasters. Sounds like he found a special lady to share his last few years with.
    The best to his family.

  3. Heidi Evans

    I miss my Grandpa dearly,and i never got the chance to say good bye.I know that i will carrie on his legacy by folowinging in his foot steps.And becoming an artist my self.i’ll never forget what u said in that dream i had after u passed.
    Miss u Pa Pa………

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