Silhouettes’ Lewis Dies

Richard “Rick” Lewis, the last original member of doo-wop group the Silhouettes, died of organ failure April 26th at a Philadelphia hospital.

Lewis, 71, wrote the quartet’s big hit “Get A Job,” which topped the charts in 1958. It sold nearly 2 million copies and led to tours and appearances on “American Bandstand.”

Lewis produced and published music from the late 1980s until 2001.

The Silhouettes’ last performance was in 1993 at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass.