Samuel George: Age 40 | Cause Of Death: STABBING

 The Capitols

(born: 01 October 1942; died: 17 March 1982)

Originally formed as a quintet around 1962, the two principal members were Donald Storball (guitar/vocals) and Samuel George (drums/lead vocals). Discovered by record producer Ollie McLaughlin and signed to his Karen label, their first single was Dog And Cat, which failed to go anywhere. Four years later, after splitting from the other members, Storball and George added pianist/vocalist Richard McDougall to the line-up and they fashioned the soulful dance number Cool Jerk which would become their only hit, reaching the US Top 10. George died after being stabbed in March 1982.