LFO (with former member Brian Gillis (aka "Brizz" Gillis)) released 2 singles in Europe in 1997/1998 but failed to make it in America until 1999.Brizz had now left LFO, to be replaced by Harold "Devin" Lima.The song is still rather effervescent and fun, a tribute to what the pop world was like in the late ’90s.See what I mean by giving the video for “Summer Girls”—I mean, “the Abercrombie & Fitch song”—a try here: Now tell me that song doesn’t put a little smile on your face?Rich and his pals were pros at dropping pop culture bombs into all their songs, as “Summer Girls” featured references to Alex P. To be honest, most of my friends didn’t even refer to the song as “Summer Girls”—they just called it simply “the Abercrombie & Fitch song.” In short, “Summer Girls,” to me, symbolizes a breezier, worry-free time in my life, where nothing mattered but whose pool you were going to for the afternoon.
It seems appropriate to take a moment to appreciate what this young, gone-too-soon star contributed to pop culture.
Cronin suffered a stroke, an adverse reaction to the treatment, and was left with severe pain in his leg, according to Fischetti.
He did not know whether Cronin was battling leukemia again when he died in a Massachusetts hospital Wednesday, he said.
As soon as LFO disbanded in 2002, three years after striking gold with the song ''Summer Girls," Cronin hoped to release a solo album, but lawsuits with managers over royalties and publishing interests kept getting in the way.
When Cronin, who is 30, finally disentangled himself from the lawsuits and began recording new songs early this year, he got a phone call that would change his life.