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Donald Edgar "Gus" Backus (September 12, 1937 – February 21, 2019) was an American singer and a member of The Del-Vikings.
After he was stationed as an Airman in the U.S. Air Force at Wiesbaden Air Base in 1957, Backus had to leave The Del-Vikings but he later became a popular singer of Schlager music in 1960s West Germany. He sang all his songs in German with an American accent. 19 of his songs between 1960 and 1967 made the charts, including eight Top Ten hits.