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Akens Hit From 1965 Was 'The Birds And The Bees'

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Los Angeles, CA -- When the group The Turnarounds were offered the song "The Birds and the Bees," all but one of the members hated it. The one member who liked it, Jewel Akens, recorded it solo and took it to No. 3 in 1965. It was his only hit. His wife tells the Los Angeles Times that Akens has died after having complications from back surgery. He was 79.

Associated Press

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