March 24, 1937 -January 17, 1970 (aged 32)
Billy Stewart started his musical career with The Rainbows, a D.C. area vocal group led by future Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Marvin Gaye.
By 1955, he got a Contract with Chess Records demonstrating his highly distinctive scat-singing style. He would go on to record various hits including “I do love you”, “Sitting in the Park”, “I cross my heart”, “Summertime” and many more. Unfortunately his career was short lived because he died in car accident in January 1970, just two months prior to his 33rd birthday.