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Bikini-song man Vance dies.

SONGWRITER Paul Vance, who earned pop culture immortality with the 1960 hit song about a bashful bather, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, has died in the US. He was 68.

The New Milford, Connecticutraised Vance died on September 6 at his home in Ormond Beach, Florida, said his wife of 32 years, Rose Leroux. He had been battling lung cancer for two years. Vance and songwriting partner Lee Pockriss also cowrote Catch a Falling Star, a No. 1 hit for Perry Como in 1958.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Sep 27, 2006
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