Jumpin' Gene Simmons (July 10, 1933 - August 29, 2006) was a rockabilly/pop singer and songwriter with an energetic stage persona who became famous during the early 1960s. He is best known for his 1964 Top 20 hit, "Haunted House," (1964), an upbeat novelty song with a ghoulish theme previously recorded by Johnny Fuller. This Halloween classic was followed later that year by "The Dodo," which became a minor hit. He also had a hit on the Country charts in 1977 with "Why Didn't I Think Of That" (as Gene Simmons).
Over his long career, Simmons performed actively and also wrote songs for other artists. His many songwriting credits included "Indian Outlaw" (1994), a song he co-wrote with Tommy Barnes and John D. Loudermilk that became Tim McGraw's first Top 10 hit on the Country charts.
- The Guardian remembers 1960s rockabilly singer and songwriter Gene Simmons.
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Jumpin' Gene Simmons
- Haunted House 1964
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