THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS bassist LEE BRAID has discovered he is dying of terminal cancer.

The 67-year-old - who sang 1960's hit HIPPY, HIPPY SHAKE - recently pulled out of the band's forthcoming tour after complaining of a "terrible cough".

He was rushed to a hospital in his native Liverpool, England where doctors diagnosed the disease had spread throughout his lungs.

Braid's bandmate RAY ENNIS says, "Braid has been told the cancer is inoperable and he is dying."

17/07/2005 02:34