Advertising executive Les Waas has died at the age of 94.
Waas passed away on 19 April (16) at Abington Hospice in Warminster, Pennsylvania according to Billboard.com.
In the 1950s, Waas founded his own advertising company, Waas Inc., and went on to write a tune which later became synonymous with Mister Softee ice cream trucks in the U.S. The 1960 song has been featured in Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm show and Bernie MAC’s 2004 film Mr. 3000.
It was also recorded by American thrash metal band Nuclear Assault and composer Jed Distler, who based his String Quartet No. 1: The Mister Softee Variations, on the track.
he might feel forgotten but he isn’t
Let’s hope next year is better…
seemed to be on the other side of one hit wonder
the middle of a long career
they have a Monopoly, there is no other way to check out the charts.
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his songs have been covered by some of the gayest icons
“Hey, can I photograph everyone at DFA?”.
merseybeat visiting John and Paul IRL
recognition and popularity over the years
the single greatest moment of the New Jersey native