Ken Albers

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Ken Abers
Birth nameJohn Kenneth Albers
Born(1924-12-10)December 10, 1924
Woodbury, New Jersey
DiedApril 19, 2007(2007-04-19) (aged 82)
Simi Valley, California
GenresJazz, classic pop, barbershop
OccupationsSinger
InstrumentsVocals, trumpet, mellophone, flugelhorn
Years active1956–2007
Associated actsThe Four Freshmen
 
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Ken Abers
Birth nameJohn Kenneth Albers
Born(1924-12-10)December 10, 1924
Woodbury, New Jersey
DiedApril 19, 2007(2007-04-19) (aged 82)
Simi Valley, California
GenresJazz, classic pop, barbershop
OccupationsSinger
InstrumentsVocals, trumpet, mellophone, flugelhorn
Years active1956–2007
Associated actsThe Four Freshmen

John Kenneth Albers (December 10, 1924 – April 19, 2007) was an American singer who performed with The Four Freshmen from 1956 to 1982.

Albers was born in Woodbury, New Jersey. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and attended the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music.

Albers sang with The Stuarts Quartet prior to joining The Four Freshmen in 1956. One of Albers' first appearances as a member of The Four Freshmen was a live telecast of The Ray Anthony Show in 1956.

In addition to being a vocalist, Albers played the trumpet, mellophone, and flugelhorn.

Albers died in Simi Valley, California.

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