Bobby Hebb Passes Away In Nashville
August 3, 2010 at 2:23 PM (PT)
BOBBY HEBB, the NASHVILLE native whose 1966 smash “Sunny” inspired covers from FRANK SINATRA, ELLA FITZGERALD, JAMES BROWN and many others, passed away TODAY (8/3) at 10:50a (CT) at CENTENNIAL MEDICAL CENTER in NASHVILLE. He was 72.
HEBB danced and sang, played guitar, trumpet, percussion and piano. He played at NASHVILLE’s GRAND OLE OPRY with ROY ACUFF and SAN FRANCISCO’s CANDLESTICK PARK with THE BEATLES. He was a contributor to the “Night Train To NASHVILLE” compilation album, wrote LOU RAWLS GRAMMY-winning hit “A Natural Man” and was featured in a Rhythm and Blues exhibit at the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME in NASHVILLE.
Funeral service information is incomplete but THE TENNESSEAN is reporting that TERRELL BROADY FUNERAL HOME in NASHVILLE will handle the arrangements. HEBB is survived by his daughter, KITOTO VON HEBB; four sisters, HELEN HEBB-MCCRAY, EDNAEARLE BURNEY, SHIRLEY TROTTER and CLEEVETTE DAVIDSON and many more family members.
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