Monday, June 24, 2013

Bobby 'Blue' Bland Passes Away

Bobby Blue Bland in 2011
Source: Rick Diamond/Getty Images North America

The highly influential rhythm & blues musician Bobby 'Blue' Bland has passed away on Sunday June 24th, at the age of 83. Bobby Bland was known to be "The Sinatra of the Blues", as his style was more soulful and classy as opposed of the raw blues of the 50's era.

He was inducted to the Blues Hall of Fame in 1981, the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and recieved a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

His most famous song is 'Farther Up The Road' which hit #1 on the US R n' B chart in 1957, which you can see a live version of below.

RIP Bobby and thanks for the music!

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