Saturday, August 03, 2013

Bobby Hebb July 26, 1938 - August 3, 2010

1302 hits in the past 30 days

On this day three years ago we lost one of the greatest musicians who ever walked on the earth.

To celebrate Bobby's life we will be taking a new look at his tour with The Beatles in 1966

August 12 in Chicago

12 August 1966, two shows Chicago United States International Amphitheatre

To August 29, San Francisco

The Legend Lives on!

Bobby Hebb at 72; writer and singer of '66 hit 'Sunny'

The singer-songwriter hit No. 2 on the Billboard pop charts with "Sunny," which was later recorded by Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra and others. Hebb also co-wrote a Grammy-winning song for Lou Rawls.

Bobby Hebb, a musician and songwriter whose 1966 hit "Sunny" about a smiling girl became a pop music classic, died Tuesday of lung cancer at a Nashville hospital. He was 72.

"Sunny" was recorded by many other singers, including Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Frank Sinatra and Jose Feliciano. Hebb's version reached No. 2 on the Billboard pop charts.

The song's key lines:

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.,0,2736433.story

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