Death Of A Legend: 'The Lettermen' Lead Singer Jim Pike Passed Away At 82

Date June 21, 2019

The Lettermen was a famous male pop vocal trio in the 60's that has achieved sixteen top 10 singles and released several albums.

The group was mostly known for its close-harmony pop songs with light arrangements. It was formed in 1961 by Jim Pike, Bob Engemann and Tony Butala.

Jim Pike left the Lettermen in 1973, after his voice worn out because of constant concerts and touring. Pike was replaced by his youngest brother, Donny Pike.

A little later, Jim created a new group The Reunion, together with Bob Engemann.

Death of the lead singer

It was reported that Jim Pike passed away of complications of Parkinson's disease on June 9th.

His sister-in-law, Becky Pike, has already confirmed this fact, adding that it happened at his home in Prescott, Arizona.


Jim Pike’s colleagues, friends, and family members still can’t believe he is gone forever.

What a great loss! Rest in peace, the legend!