Bob Wills

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Birthday
6, 1905
Birthplace
Kosse, TX
Death Date
May 13, 1975 (70)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
6, 1905
Birthplace
Kosse, TX
Death Date
May 13, 1975 (70)

About

Western swing musician with the Texas Playboys band who inspired generations of country musicians.

Before Fame

Learning the mandolin, guitar, and fiddle in his childhood, he was already playing local dances in his teens, and performing professionally in his twenties.

Trivia

Starting in the 1940s with jazz-inflected radio hits like "Steel Guitar Rag," he continued into the 1950s with the top ten hit, "Faded Love."

Family Life

He was born near Kosse, Texas, inheriting his love of music and his ability from his father and grandfather.

Associated With

He was working well into his final years, recording an album with Merle Haggard, when he succumbed to a stroke.