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Beach music singer injured in car wreck

Posted December 15, 2008

— Legendary beach music singer Jackie Gore is recovering from a car wreck that happened while on his way to a concert Saturday night.

Emergency crews treated Gore at Duke Raleigh Hospital for a fractured vertebrae. He returned home in a neck brace. His recovery is expected to take weeks.

Gore is the lead singer of "Legends of Beach" – a group composed of eight musicians, including five former members of the group "The Embers."

Gore helped write The Embers' big hits “I Love Beach Music” and “Summertime’s Calling Me."


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  • just my2cents Dec 15, 2008

    Heard about the wreck Jackie, praying for a quick recovery.

  • DowntownGirl Dec 15, 2008

    I love beach music...and Jackie Gore! Get well soon. If Jackie Gore didn't cover it, it probably isn't beach music. Ah, memories of the Embers Club in downtown Raleigh. We were so young and life was so good...

  • vote4changeASAP Dec 15, 2008

    'I Love Beach Music'

  • Phroge Dec 15, 2008

    Summertimes calling you... Get well soon Jackie!

  • tangerine Dec 15, 2008

    Get well soon, Jackie.

  • Mr. French Dec 15, 2008

    There was a time not too many years ago when Raleigh really was a small town.

    I went to school with both of Jackie's daughters. We all knew where their house was on the corner in Starmount. How cool to have a "celebrity" in our midst! And Mrs. Gore was a nurse at my doctor's office.

    Old Raleigh salutes you, Jackie, and wishes you a speedy recovery!

  • ratherbnnc Dec 15, 2008

    Best wishes to you Jackie! get well soon! Didnt even know you left Bobby Tomlinson and the Embers! Shows how much i keep up!! haha

  • Beach Music Forever Dec 15, 2008

    Wishing Jackie the best and hope that he is back on stage in no time. Great entertainer and a Beach Music legend.