George Younce was born in Lenoir, North Carolina, on 22 February 1930. He was a teenager when he joined his first quartet, which was the Spiritualaires. After he left the Army (he was a paratrooper, how cool is that?), he was in several musical groups. A few of those are: The Blue Ridge Quartet; The Watchmen; and The Weatherford Quartet.
I was first introduced to George Younce through a Cathedrals video. He joined the Cathedrals in 1964, the year before I was born. He was at one time considered Southern Gospel's Favorite Bass singer. Well, by now you probably all know who my favorite bass singer is - Jim "Big Chief" Wetherington of The Statesmen Quartet - but George Younce does a pretty good job of it, too. During his many years in the music business, he earned multiple awards.
Like many other singers, George was also a songwriter. One of his classic songs is "Yesterday". Another thing that he did that I thought was pretty cool was provide the voices for characters in children's videos called Gaither's Pond, which were produced by Bill Gaither.
George Younce died 11 April 2005 in Stow, Ohio, of kidney and heart problems.
Here are The Cathedrals singing "Yesterday".
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