Five man electrical band star and science writer dies after the battle of Kovid

Five-man electrical band star Les Emerson has died at the age of 77 after a battle with COVID-19.

According to CTV NewsEmerson died on December 10 in an Ottawa, Canada, Hospital.

Les Emerson, a member of the Five Man Electrical band, died on 10 December

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Les Emerson, a member of the Five Man Electrical band, died on 10 Decembercredit: Getty Images – Getty
Emerson, who was fully vaccinated against COVID, contracted the virus in November and died on 10 December while in the ICU.

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Emerson, who was fully vaccinated against COVID, contracted the virus in November and died on 10 December while in the ICU.credit: Getty Images – Getty

Emerson’s wife, Monique, confirmed his death, saying, “He had underlying health conditions that also made him vulnerable to COVID.”

Monique said her husband has been leaving the hospital for the past one year for other reasons.

Emerson, who was fully vaccinated covid, contracted the virus in November and died while in the ICU.

Christina Emerson-Barrett, the songwriter’s daughter, said, “I want people to know he meant something different to everyone else.”

“He was a musician before and he loved his music, he loved his craft. He was an artist at heart, but he was much more than that.”

Formed in the ’60s, the Five Man Electrical Band was first known as Stakatos between 1965 and 1967.

The band scored several Top 40 hits in Canada.

In the early ’70s, the band rebranded themselves and released the hit single Signs in 1971 for the five-man electrical band.

In 1990, the Tesla Band covered their version of the song and had the same success.

in a 2014 interview music express, Emerson said the signs were inspired by billboards he saw while traveling down Route 66.

“The whole song was in front of me,” he said, “I just had to stop and write the song.

“That song broke every radio rule. The record label said the song was too long and it took too long to reach the chorus.”

Emerson continued: “Yet record producer Dallas Smith believed in the song and fought for it. That was the only reason it was released.”

Both versions of the song sold approximately 1.5 million copies at the time of each respective release.

The Five Man Electrical Band found success in 1971 with their hit single Signs

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The Five Man Electrical Band found success in 1971 with their hit single Signscredit: Getty Images – Getty

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