Jesse Lorenzo Belvin (December 15, 1932-February 6, 1960) was a R singer, pianist and songwriter popular in the 1950s, whose success was cut short by his death in a car crash aged 27. Belvin was born in San Antonio, In 1950 he joined saxophonist Big Jay McNeely's backing vocal quartet, Three Dots and a Dash, and featured prominently on their record releases. In 1952 he joined Specialty Records. He is best known as the writer of "Earth Angel." A million selling record by the Penguins.