Sugarloaf’s Jerry Corbetta dies at 68
You’ll surely remember the Sugarloaf, the rock band which in the 1970s scored two Top 10 hits, with the singles “Green-Eyed Lady” and “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You”.
Well, the band’s lead singer Jerry Corbetta died on Friday (Sept16) in Denver. The singer had been diagnosed with Pick’s disease, which slowly destroys the nerve cells in the brain similarly to Alzheimer’s disease. The condition forced him into retirement upon diagnosis in 2009.
Corbetta was 68. Originally a drummer in the first years of his life, then decided to switch to keyboards, serving in a couple of bands with guitarist Bob Webber, one of which became The Moonrakers. The second, Chocolate Hair, featured Corbetta, Webber and another ex-Moonraker, bassist Bob Raymond.