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Product Dimensions: 8”x10” photo in 11”x14” matte
Author/Artist: Center for Southern Folklore Archives

Bobby "Blue" Bland was born Robert Calvin Bland, January 27, 1930, in Rosemark, Tennessee. He was an influential singer and an original member with B.B. King of The Beale Streeters. Along with such artists as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and Junior Parker, Bland developed a sound that mixed gospel with the blues and r&b. In 1992, Bobby Bland was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 1997 he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Bland was inducted into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame in 1981 and in 1998 received The Blues Foundations Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bobby "Blue" Bland

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