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Bland, Bobby

LC control no.n 92082339
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LC classificationML420.B647 Biography
Personal name headingBland, Bobby
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Variant(s)Bland, Robert Calvin
Bland, Blue
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date19300127
Death date20130623
Place of birthRosemark (Tenn.)
Place of deathMemphis (Tenn.)
Field of activityBlues (Music) Soul music
AffiliationBeale Streeters (Musical group) Malaco Records
Profession or occupationSingers Blues musicians Soul musicians
Found inHis Portrait of the blues [SR] p1991: label (Bobby "Blue" Bland)
Contemporary musicians: v. 12 (Bland, Bobby "Blue"; b. Robert Calvin Bland, Jan. 27, 1930, Rosemark, TN; singer)
Harris, S. Blue's who's who, c1979 (Bland, Robert Calvin; Bobby, Bobby Blue; b. Jan. 27, 1930, Rosemark (Shelby Co.), TN)
Wikipedia, viewed June 25, 2013 (under Bobby Bland: Robert Calvin "Bobby" Bland, also known as Bobby "Blue" Bland; b. Jan. 27, 1930, Rosemark, Tenn.; d. June 23, 2013, Memphis; singer of blues and soul)
African American National Biography, accessed December 17, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bland, Bobby "Blue"; Robert Calvin Brooks; songwriter, blues musician / singer; born 27 January 1930 in Rosemark, Tennessee, United States; member of Beale Streeters (1951); signed with D. J. James Mattis' Duke's Recordings (1951); toured with Junior Parker and the Blue Flames (1957- 1961); began working with Joe Scott and Wayne Bennett (1961); paired with Steve Barri and Ernie Fields Jr.; two live albums with B. B. King (1974); signed to Malaco Records (1985); honors include a Grammy Award nomination (1989), induction to the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame (1981), the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1992), Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1997) with the Bobby "Blue" Band; died 23 June 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States)
Associated languageeng