Rock 'n' roll singer Troy Shondell, who had a hit song in 1961 with "This Time (We're Really Breaking Up)," has died. He was 76.
Shondell, whose real name was Gary Shelton, died Thursday (Jan. 7) at a nursing facility in Picayune, Mississippi, according to family friend K.J. Vigue. Vigue says Shondell's wife, Trina, told him about the death. The cause was complications related to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Shondell started singing and writing as a teenager. One of his earliest songs, "Kissin' at the Drive-In," became popular at drive-in movie theaters.