John McElrath, founding member of the Swingin' Medallions, passes away at 77

John McElrath, founding member of the Swingin' Medallions, passes away at 77

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A founding member of the "Swingin' Medallions" passed away after a battle with Parkinson's disease.

John McElrath passed away on Saturday. He was 77.

The band confirmed the news via a Facebook post.

The "Swingin' Medallions" are considered a "party band" formed in the early 1960s. The band is based out of the Greenwood, SC area.

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