RIP : Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland

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De Amerikaanse blues – en soulzanger Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland is op 83-jarige leeftijd overleden aan de complicaties van een slepende ziekte. Bland wist als geen ander Southern blues en soul te vermengen. Dat resulteerde in klassiekers zoals ‘ Turn On Your Love Light’ en ‘Further On Up The Road’. Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland werd in 1992 opgenomen in de Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The funeral for Bobby “Blue” Bland will be at the First Baptist Church Broad 2835 Broad Avenue Memphis, TN 38112 at 11:00 am Thursday, June 27. Visitation will be at the same location on Wednesday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Robert Calvin Bland was born in Rosemark, Tennessee in 1930. He still lives in Germantown today. He universally acknowledged as the greatest male blues singer in history. Fans can argue all day about the best guitarist or best bluesman but there is no real argument about the best male blues singer…