Songwriter, performer, sound engineer, and record producer -- via Oldies Music News. AKA Larry Wayne Stevens. What a life. He had a smash regional hits with "It Was I" and "Cherry Pie" as half of Skip & Flip. He produced "Alley Oop," "Monster Mash," "Along Comes Mary," "Cherish," and "Hooray for Hazel." Ike Turner pulled a gun on him. A country singer had him shot.