Bobby

  1. The Late, Great Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland Talks His First Hit, His Legacy, Chauffeuring B.B. King In One of His Last Interviews

    June 24, 2013 1:31 PM EDT The sad news of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s passing on Jun. 23 deprives us of a true sovereign, whose distinctive voice mixed honey and gravel, and who could spin a web of romantic passion and pain inside three minutes. In September 2010, I made a wo ...

  2. Bobby 'Blue' Bland Dead at 83

    June 24, 2013 12:06 AM EDT Bobby "Blue" Bland, a distinguished singer who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "Further On Up the Road," died Sunday. He was 83. Rodd Bland said his father died abou ...

  3. Sam Sniderman, Founder of Legendary Canadian Record Stores, Dead at 92

    September 24, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Iconic Canadian record retailer Sam Sniderman, whose Sam The Record Man store started in 1937 and grew to 140 stores nationwide at its peak, died Sunday in Toronto. He was 92. Sniderman opened the first record department with his brother, Sid, ins ...

  4. Kitty Wells, Legendary Country Singer, Dead at 92

    July 16, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Before Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain or Taylor Swift, there was Kitty Wells, better known as the "Queen of Country Music." Wells, who died at her Nashville-area home Monday morning at the age of 92, enjoyed a career that ran t ...

  5. Johnny Wright, Country Music Pioneer, Kitty Wells' Husband, Dead at 97

    September 28, 2011 7:15 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Johnny Wright, a country music pioneer who had hits as a singer in the duo Johnnie and Jack and guided the career of his wife, Kitty Wells, died early Tuesday. He was 97. Close family friend Eddie Stubbs said Wright died of ...