Bobby Bland

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Birthday
27, 1930
Birthplace
Millington, TN
Death Date
Jun 23, 2013 (83)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1930
Birthplace
Millington, TN
Death Date
Jun 23, 2013 (83)

About

Blues and soul singer who was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1981 and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

Before Fame

He moved to Memphis in 1947 and started singing gospel music in groups that included The Miniatures.

Trivia

He collaborated with B.B. King for two albums in the 1970s.

Family Life

He was born to his father, I.J. Brooks, who abandoned him as a child and later took his stepfather, Leroy Bland's last name.

Associated With

Ike Turner suggested he record singles for Sun Records in the 1950s.