Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Shep & The Limelites

Pete Grendysa, Collectables, 1999

ON A COLD JANUARY NIGHT in 1970, a journey of thousands of miles finally came to an end. It was just another crime statistic in New York City, but it was an event of catastrophic importance to the popular music world. James "Shep" Sheppard, singer and songwriter, had car trouble on the Long Island Expressway. While stopped there, he was robbed and beaten to death – a tragic ending to a short career and a sad life.

Total word count of piece: 1627

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.

Login


Login via your library

If your local library has signed up with Rock's Backpages, please enter your card number below: