Jerry Vale, Singer of '50s and '60s Hits, Dies at 83

Jerry Vale, the beloved crooner known for his high-tenor voice and romantic songs in the 1950s and early 1960s, has died. He was 83.

Vale, who had been in declining health, died Sunday at his Palm Desert home surrounded by family and friends, family attorney Harold J. Levy said in a statement.

He is survived by Rita, his wife of 55 years; a son, Robert; and a daughter, Pamela.

James Taylor Flubs National Anthem During World Series: Watch the Video

Soulful music legend James Taylor could probably soothe plenty of folks simply by vocalizing the phone book.

But the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer got off to a bumpy public start Thursday night when he took on the national anthem while opening Game 2 of the World Series at Boston’s Fenway Park.

Instead of launching into “The Star Spangled Banner,” Taylor inadvertently started singing the lyrics to “America the Beautiful” before getting back on track and belting out the national anthem.