​Passage: Manhattan Transfer's Tim Hauser

"Sunday Morning" remembers Tim Hauser, founder of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe Manhattan Transfer, who died this past week at age 72.

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It happened this week . . .

Tim Hauser, founder of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe the Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday of cardiac arrest.

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Tim Hauser, Cheryl Bentyne, Janis Siegel and Alan Paul of Manhattan Transfer.
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Hauser created the Manhattan Transfer in the late 1960s. With songs like "The Boy From New York City" and "Operator," they won a number of pop and jazz Grammy Awards.

In 2010, Hauser told our Michelle Miller they he just KNEW "Operator" was going to be a big: "When I played that record, I said. 'This is a hit record, man,' so I just geeked it!"

The Manhattan Transfer grew in popularity, and even briefly had a variety show here on CBS.

A representative says the Manhattan Transfer will continue to perform.

Tim Hauser was 72 years old.

To watch the Manhattan Transfer perform "Operator," click on the video Player below.