Elmer Hopper Memorial Page


It is with deep sadness that I inform the fans of the Hoey Orchestra about the passing of world renowned vocalist Elmer Hopper. 

Elmer sang with the platters for 21 years, and with John Mills and the Mills brothers for nearly 20 years. His voice was of angelic quality and his silky high notes were second to none,

I had the pleasure of working with Elmer many times over the last 10 years, and every gig was an occasion of great joy. His sense of humor and down to earth approach to life was both heart warming and genuine. He was a true gentlemen, and a classy performer who made everyone he encountered, musicians and audience members alike, long to be in his presence again.

Heavenly shades of night are falling, it's twilight time
Out of the mist your voice is calling, it's twilight time
When purple colored curtains mark the end of day
I'll hear you, my dear, at twilight time

Rest in peace my friend.  Thank you for the music and wonderful times . John Hoey

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