Robert De Cormier, a classically trained singer and choral composer who helped spur a folk music revival in New York, worked as an arranger for Harry Belafonte and became almost a "fourth member" of the harmonizing vocal outfit Peter, Paul and Mary, died Nov. 7 at a hospital in Rutland, Vermont. He was 95. The cause was complications from a urinary infection, said his wife and sometime collaborator, singer Louise De Cormier. A dashing baritone, De Cormier played a leading - if largely invisible - role in the folk revival of the 1950s and 60s, when he arranged politically... [Read More]
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