Posted by themusicsover on January 24, 2010
DOB Unknown – January 24, 1970
James Sheppard was a doo wop singer best remembered as the lead singer of The Heartbeats and later, Shep and the Limelites. Formed in Queens, New York in 1960, Shep and the Limelites scored a big #2 pop hit with “Daddy’s Home” a year later. The instantly recognizable song was covered by many in years to come, most notably by Jermaine Jackson in 1972. The group disbanded in 1966 but was reformed by Sheppard a couple of years later. On January 24, 1970. James Sheppard was found beaten, robbed and shot to death in his car on the Long Island Expressway.