Earl “Speedo” Carroll Dies

Earl “Speedo” Carroll, a member of the Cadillacs  and later the Coasters  died Nov. 25 at a NYC nursing home after suffering from diabetes, a stroke and other illnesses, according to the New York Daily News.

He was 75. Carroll was an original member of the Cadillacs, whose hits included “Gloria,” “You Are,” “Wishing Well,” and “My Girlfriend,” until he left the group in 1959.

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In 1961, Carroll joined a new version of the Coasters and performed with them for 20 years, the paper said. He rejoined the Cadillacs in 1979 and performed with the group until his health began to fail.