Sunday, August 03, 2014

Remembering Bobby August 3, 2010 - August 3, 2014 Four Years

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Bobby Hebb

US singer-songwriter whose greatest hit – much recorded by others – was Sunny
  • The Guardian,
First recorded in 1965 by a Japanese singer, Mieko Hirota, it was also featured on an album by the vibraphonist Dave Pike that year before Hebb was finally persuaded to record it by his producer, Jerry Ross. "It was done as the last thing on the session, when we only had a few minutes left," Hebb told Goldmine magazine. The result went to No 2 in Billboard's top 40 pop charts and No 12 in the British hit parade, where it fought off competition from Georgie Fame's instant cover version. Later, in 1966, Hebb joined the Beatles' third tour of the US, their final live appearances, sharing the bill with the Ronettes, the Cyrkle and the Remains. Hebb never managed to repeat the magic of Sunny, although some of his subsequent singles, including A Satisfied Mind, Love Me and Love Love Love, became favourites with northern soul fans in the UK. One further hit came his way as a composer when A Natural Man won a Grammy for Lou Rawls in 1971.

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

August 4, 2010


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.


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1 comment:

Nat Simpkins said...

I've known and played with some of the greatest musicians of all time, but Bobby was really the most talented musician that I ever knew. He always gave all he had when he performed, no matter where. One night my piano player, Michael price and I were visiting him in his hotel room. He sat on his bed with his guitar and sang Nancy With the Laughing Face. It was like hearing him perform for 50,000 people in a huge stadium - the same level of performance.