51st Anniversary of Hal Hebb's passing

Hal Hebb

On August 3, 2010 we lost Bobby Hebb, co- author of a song that won a Grammy for vocalist Lou Rawls entitled “A Natural Man”, and singer/performer of a song on the Grammy winning album Night Train To Nashville, the modern pop classic “Sunny”.

Acid Jazz label releases "Don't You Care" on vinyl, written by Bobby Hebb

BOBBY HEBB NOTES: What an incredible year for "Sunny" 2014 has turned out to be. New versions of the song by Bryan Adams and the Peter Hand Big Band were released in September of 2014 (though a live version by Peter Hand has been on YouTube since 2010, this is a new studio version from his album OUT OF HAND on the Savant label.

2nd James Brown movie this year; HBO Biopic

Sunny, the song of the week on Notable Publishing's website

Bobby with KGFJ disc jockey

KGFJ (FM), a radio station (88.1 FM) licensed to serve Belt, Montana, United States http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KGFJ and the DJ has a copy of the SUNNY lp with Bobby Hebb in the studio.

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Beatles in Cleveland with Bobby Hebb August 14, 1966

The Beatles and Bobby Hebb appeared in Cleveland on August 14, 1966, the third stop on the tour. There were two shows on August 12 at Chicago's International Amphitheater, 2 shows on August 13th at Detroit's Olympia Stadium, one show in Cleveland, followed by Washington DC, Philadelphia, Toronto (2 shows), Boston on the 18th, and two shows in Memphis on the 19th where the famous photo of Bobby Hebb and the Beatles was taken. Go to our BobbyHebb.blogspot.com for more information

In Memory of Bobby Hebb

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Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain.
Sunny, you smiled at me and really eased the pain.
The dark days are gone and the bright days are here.
My sunny one shines so sincere.
Sunny one so true, I love you.

Happy Birthday Bobby Hebb July 26, 1938 - August 3, 2010

Bobby would have been 76 years young today.

Celebrate the birth of the legendary Bobby Hebb,

July 26, 1938-August 3, 2010.
Happy Birthday, Bobby

In the Navy with his friend Bill Root, Bobby Hebb performed with the Pine Island Pirates.

After the passing of Johnny Kidd - of "Shakin' All Over" fame, Johnny Kidd's Pirates backed up Bobby Hebb for a tour of Europe.

Rest in Peace Bill Root, guitarist with Bobby Hebb's Pine Island Pirates

Bill Root self-porttait

Bill Root was a guitarist with Bobby Hebb when they were both in the navy. They performed as the Pine Island Pirates for Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Madame Chiang

Bobby Hebb sings in "Proud Soul Heritage" that his mom and dad taught him guitar, but it was Bill Root who helped Bobby play rock guitar. Here's our interview on Visual Radio with Bill Root from August 16, 2012

Visual Radio with Bill Root
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEpRjRH2ISQ

Here's an e mail from Bill's wife:

Tamiko Jones covers "I'll Be Anything For You"

I'll Be Anything For You TAMIKO JONES

READ THIS GREAT PAGE ON TAMIKO JONES

The extreme versatility of Tamiko's singing is readily appreciated in considering her own musical background. She was raised in Detroit and, while working as a secretary, she auditioned for a talent agency and made her professional debut in 1961 at the Flame Show Bar in Detroit, a room that earlier showcased such talents as Johnnie Ray and Della Reese:

Jersey Boys - the Frankie Valli / Four Seasons Story

Review: ‘Jersey Boys’ – Despite Flaws, it Gets Enough Right

by Joe Viglione on June 20, 2014
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