The lead vocalist for the ’60s band The Shadows Of Knight has died. The musician had been hospitalized earlier this week following a stroke. His death has been confirmed by his daughter. Jimy Sohns gained fame for his song Gloria (G-L-O-R-I-A).
The surviving members of the group were still performing live shows until 2022. Sohns was inducted into the Chicago Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. Sohns had once said that he couldn’t believe that his dreams had come true. The band will always be remembered as one of the most influential rock groups of the ’60s.
The Shadows Of Knight formed in 1964 and released five albums. The band’s initial lineup was Warren Rogers, Roger Spielmann, Norm Gotsch, Wayne Pursell, and Tom Schiffour. The band performed in Chicago and recorded a 1992 performance at The Cellar. The band’s biggest hit was a cover of the Van Morrison band “Gloria”. The group also played the opening act for The Byrds in Chicago and had several songs chart in the top ten. Rogers and Gotsch left the band at some point, but Sohns stayed and performed until the late sixties.