Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Rest in Peace, Bobby

Bobby One So True, We'll always love you.

July 26, 1938 - August 3, 2010


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.


Rest in peace, Bobby



My tribute to Bobby in the Gloucester and Salem papers as well as
North Shore Sunday

It goes without saying that at 8:38 PM EDT this evening, we are sad, shocked and feel a terrible loss over our friend Bobby Hebb... a true "gentleman", a musical genius and giant, and just a wonderful human being.

We're working on an essay to express how this man's creativity touched millions and millions of people around the world.

Bobby passed away at 10:50 AM this morning, Central time.

His 72nd birthday was last week. We got to speak on the phone.

Bobby was happy to receive a number of birthday wishes from people who were at the Haverhill, Massachusetts TV station who signed a birthday card/note for him. Bobby enjoyed many Happy Birthday wishes last week, and passed on eight days later. Thanks to everyone who wrote to him and those of you who keep him in your prayers and thoughts.

He was a friend to everyone who knew him...

We love you, Bobby

your friends at BobbyHebb.com

Associated Press

CBC Article

Biography on AllMusic.com

Monday, May 03, 2010

July 30 - August 1, 2010 in New Jersey

Bobby Hebb update! May 3, 2010

Bobby Hebb is hoping to have completed sufficient work on his new CD, Bobby Hebb Live, so that he can attend the ROCK CON - Weekend of 100 Rock Stars - this July and August at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.

Check out Clay Cole's site on the Rock Con 2010 at Meadowlands in New Jersey

Watch this site for more updates and watch http://bobbyhebb.com for more details as well.

Source: Dassinger PR



The three-day fan fest, Rock Con: “Weekend Of A 100 Rock Stars is turning into one of summer 2010’s most anticipated music events. Tickets for the 3-day show (July 30Aug. 1st ) at the Meadowlands Sheraton in E. Rutherford, NJ are modestly priced on a daily basis and there are special “Silver Record” discounts available now in regards to entire weekend packages – rock@nationalrockcon.com (203-795-4737).

Advanced tickets for the shows are as follows (vendor room and guest rooms close at

10 PM on Friday and 8 PM on Saturday and Sunday):

Friday, July 30 – 6-10 PM $15.00 VIP early bird admission $25.00*

9 -10 PM Exclusive champagne toast and

Rock-social charity benefit $75.00

Saturday, July 31 – 1-10 PM $25.00 VIP early bird admission $35.00*

Sunday, Aug. 1 – 1-9 PM $25.00 VIP early bird admission $35.00*

Advanced discounted package – save $30.00 – basic 3-day weekend pass - $55.00

*VIP early bird admission entitles the entrant a “first come-first serve stature

in regards to autograph lines, guest access, exhibits and vendors

The current “Rock Guest List” includes some of rock’s great voices, instrumentalists, one hit wonders, TV personalities and radio disc jocks. This is a partial list of confirmed rock stars” attending “Weekend Of A 100 Rock Stars in alphabetical order:

Davie Allen & The Arrows – classic instrumentals and soundtracks – “The Wild Angels”

Mary Balin – vocals (along with Grace Slick) in Jefferson Airplane – Jefferson Starship

Sid Bernstein – legendary rock impresario, manager and promoter

Beverly Bremers – hit single “Don’t Say You Don’t Remember Me” 1972

Pete Bremy – Vanilla Fudge – Cactus (bassist) – originally from Paterson, NJ

Glen Burtnik – Electric Light Orchestra – Styx – member of LaBamba And The Hubcaps

Freddie Cannon – hit single “Palisade Park” 1962 (written by Chuck Barris)

Kristen Capolino – 19 year old singer/songwriter/guitarist – “All That I Am”

Peppy Castro – Blues Magoos vocals and guitar wiz

Clay Cole – The Clay Cole Show (1959-68) – the rock and roll studio dance TV show

John Ford Coley – hit single “I’d Really Like To See You Tonight” 1976

Clarence Collins – Little Anthony & The Imperials – 2009 Rock HOF inductee

Gene Cornish – The Rascals (guitarist) -1997 Rock HOF inductee

Ron Dante – The Cuff Links – The Archies lead singer – #1 hit in 1969 with “Sugar”

Dinky Dawson – rock’s most famous sound man – The Beatles, Led Zep, Pink Floyd

Pat Dinizio & The Smithereens – the NJ band posted “Rock Con” on their site recently

Walter Egan – hit single “Magnet And Steel” 1978 – a gold record went to #8

Fanny – original “mothers of chick rock” 1970-75 – WB Records

Dennis Ferrante – recording engineer and Grammy winner 2000

John Ford – The Strawbs – joined in 1970 adding his percussive style to the band

Pete Fornatale – WFMU – WNEW-FM radio personality – “Mixed Bag” radio specials

Robert Gordon – hit singles “My Gal Is Red Hot” – “It’s Only Make Believe” 1976-78

“Little Anthony” Gourdine – Little Anthony & The Imperials – 2009 Rock HOF inductee

Gerrit Graham – “Beef” in “Phantom Of The Paradise” – co-writes with Bob Weir

Barbara Harris – hit single w/The Toys “Lover’s Concerto” 1965 went international

Greg Hawkes – The Cars (keyboards) was the backbone of the quirky group from Boston

Pat Horgan – Thunder Road’s lead singer/guitarist – played with the Talking Heads

John Idan – The Yardbirds – 1992 Rock HOF inductee – rejoined in 1994 as lead vocalist

Tommy James & The Shondells – multiple hits – “Hanky Panky” 1966 (14 Top 10 hits)

Jay & The Americans – multiple hits including “She Cried” 1963 (12 Top 10 hits)

Eddie Kelly – American Bandstand the regular everyone remembers – late ‘50s-‘60s

Bruce Kulich – Kiss 1984-96– joined Grand Funk Railroad 2001

Bryan Laye – “Tangerine Lane” 2009 LP – recently recorded with Dave Mason

Ian Lloyd – Stories – “Brother Louie” 1971 – co-founded with Michael Brown/The Left Bank “Walk Away Renee” fame

Vince Martel – Vanilla Fudge’s lead guitarist – born in the Bronx, toured with Hendrix

Spanky McFarlane – Spanky & Our Gang – Mamas & Papas vocalist extraordinaire

Ian Mitchell – Bay City Rollers 1976 – “Saturday Night” 1976

Rick Mullen – Commander Cody – Don McLean – Van Morrison – Savoy Brown

Alannah Myles – hit single “Black Velvet’ 1989 – still a haunting radio song today

David Peel – David Peel And The Lower East Side – legendary New York band

Andy Pratt – hit single “Avenging Annie”1973 and more than a one-hit wonder

Paul Peterson – hit single “My Dad” 1962 – starred in the “Donna Reed Show” 1958-66

Louise Robey – hit single “One Night In Bangkok” 1984 (written by ABBA)

Harriet Schock – wrote the hit single “No Way To Treat A Lady” 1975

Nelson Slater – “Wild Angel” LP produced by Lou Reed is a collaboration to note

Earl Slick – David Bowie – John Lennon (featured guitarist) – journeyman

Ronnie Spector – multiple hits including “Be My Baby” 1963 – 2007 Rock HOF inductee

Tom “T-Bone” Stankus – Dr. Demento – the comedic “Existential Blues” 1980

Kasim Sultan – Utopia – Meat Loaf – bassist and lead singer – journeyman

Terry Sylvester – The Hollies – 2010 Rock HOF inductee – replaced Graham Nash

Livingston Taylor – hit single “I Will Be In Love With You” 1970 – brother of James

The Angels – hit single “My Boyfriend’s Back” 1963 – they’re featured in “Jersey Boys”

The Delicates – “Submarine Race Watcher’s Theme” and grew up in Belleville, NJ

The Fifth Estate – hit single “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” 1967 – an international hit

The 1910 Fruitgum Company – “Simon Says” 1968 went to #2 – pre-British invasion

The Human Beinz – hit single “Nobody But Me” 1967 – featured in 2004 “Kill Bill” film

The Rip Chords – hit single “Hey Little Cobra” 1964 – worked with Terry Melcher

The Soul Survivors – “Expressway To Your Heart” 1967 sold a million copies

Jonathan Tiersten – Jonathan Tiersten And The Ten Tiers – Queens-own born and bred, Jonathan is a singer/musician/actor (hint: name “Ricky” mean anything?) now leading his own band, Ten Tiers.

Dean Torrence – Jan And Dean – pre-dated The Beach Boys 1963-64 with hits and tragedy – “Dead Man’s Curve”

Tuff Darts – Tommy Frenzy – John DeSalvo – J, Morrison are back

Hilton Valentine – The Animals (guitarist) – 1994 Rock HOF created a riff copied still

Gary Von Scyoc – Elephant’s Memory – John Lennon’s band – featured on Lennon’s “Live in New York” and The Mike Douglas Show w/John and Yoko

Jane Weidlin – The Go-Go’s – “Our Lips Are Sealed” 1982 – she wrote the song, too

Shaun Weiss – “Elvis” on Pee Wee’s Playhouse – “Greg Goldberg” in Mighty Ducks – his father was the accountant for The Beatles, Nat Weiss

Johnny Winter w/guitarist Paul Nelson – two legendary guitarists – “Live/Johnny Winter And…” (1971) is Johnny’s best and Grammy nominated “I’m A Bluesman” which features Paul Nelson, is his best – meet them in person.