The Billy Van Four
The Billy Van Four (Toronto, Ontario)
William Allan Van Evera (Billy Van)
1961 - The Last Sunrise / I Miss You (La Gree 705/Rodeo 274)
William Allan Van Evera, (1934 - 2003), known by the stage name Billy Van, was born in Toronto, Ontario and dropped out of Bloor Collegiate Institute in Grade 11 to pursue a career as an entertainer.
Starting as a youth, he and his four brothers toured North America as a singing act called the Van Evera Brothers.
After leaving his brothers and dropping "Evera" from his name, Van was initially known as a singer, leading The Billy Van Four and later The Billy Van Singers and making frequent appearances on Canadian variety television shows such as Fancy Free.
The single "I Miss You" / "The Last Sunrise" by the Billy Van Four, released on the Rodeo International label, peaked at number 29 on the CHUM Chart in Toronto in March 1961. It was issued in the US on Phil LaGree's LaGree Records, a Los Angeles label.
The Last Sunrise
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