Bobby Timmons


Birthday December 19, 1935

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Pennsylvania

DEATH DATE Dec 1, 1974 (38)

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Jazz artist known as sideman for Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers from 1958 until 1961.

Before Fame

He became famous for composing Moanin', Dat Dere, and This Here. They each displayed his trademark gospel soul-jazz approach.


He made his recording debut with Kenny Dorham in a May 1956 live set.

Family Life

His life was cut short at age 38 from cirrhosis.

Associated With

He worked with many legendary artists, including Maynard Ferguson.