The Limeliters

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The Limeliters are an American folk music group, formed in July 1959 by Lou Gottlieb (bass violin/bass), Alex Hassilev (banjo/baritone), and Glenn Yarbrough (guitar/tenor).  The group was active from 1959 until 1965, when they disbanded.  After a hiatus of sixteen years Yarbrough, Hassilev, and Gottlieb reunited and began performing again as The Limeliters in reunion tours. On a regular basis The Limeliters (without Yarbrough) are still active and performing. Gottlieb died in 1996 and Hassilev, the last founding member active in the group, has retired, leaving the group to carry on without any of the original members.