He was their bass singer and by the time East Liverpool, Ohio’s Glenn Huggins had lived out every singer’s dream, he would forever be known as “Mr. Running Bear”. Originally called the Parsons, their average age was almost 18 when they started singing at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts in September 1959. Little did Lin Bown, Gary Robble, Duane West and Glenn Huggins know what the next dozen years would bring their way – that’s what dreams are for.
On August 28, 2016 in Greeley, Colorado, Glenn Huggins, “Mr. Running Bear”, bass singer in Sonny James vocal group The Southern Gentlemen, forever known for his bass part on the huge #1 song Running Bear in 1969, crossed the raging river to the other side.
It is with great sadness that we say a temporary goodbye to our wonderful friend – but those of us in the business know this one thing – the music lasts forever. It was a good ride Huggins – a very good ride – now soar with the eagles.