Tim Hauser, founder of The Manhattan Transfer passed away on October 16, 2014. He was born in Troy, New York on December 12, 1941. At age 15, he founded a teenage doo wop/R&B/rock & roll quintet called The Criterions. They cut several songs for the Laurie label. In 1959, “I Remain Truly Yours” was his first introduction to the charts, reaching #24. When he was 17, the first song he produced, “Harlem Nocturne” for The Viscounts, reached the #3 spot on the Billboard chart. At Villanova University, he was active in the Villanova Singers, which included his classmate Jim Croce. Tim formed a folk trio, The Troubadours Three, with another classmate, Tommy West and another former Criterion, Jim Ruf. After graduation, they toured the U.S. with “Hootenanny Stars of 1963.” With worldwide sales in the millions, Grammy Awards by the dozen, and veterans of sold-out world tours, The Manhattan Transfer has continued to record and tour and will continue to do so.