Posts Tagged ‘Bobby Parker’

Remembering D.C. Blues Guitarist Bobby Parker

In 1992, when Bill Duggan was looking for musicians to play his new club, Madam's Organ, he got a call. The person on the phone said, "My name is Bobby Parker and I am the blues." Duggan hired him. "We opened on Halloween 1992 with Bobby Parker," the owner says, "and he died 21 years to [...]

Arts Roundup: RIP Bobby Parker Edition

Maryland-based blues guitarist Bobby Parker died last week at age 76. [Arts Desk]
Watch this web-only video of Dismemberment Plan playing "Invisible" on Jimmy Fallon. [Jimmy Fallon]
A museum of science fiction may come to D.C. [Housing Complex]
Read an excerpt from Dan Morse's The Yoga Store Murder, the Washington Post reporter's book about the 2011 slaying of a [...]

Blues Guitarist Bobby Parker Dies at Age 76

Bobby Parker, the massively talented but under-recognized blues-rock guitarist known for his landmark 1961 cut "Watch Your Step," died last Thursday at Bowie Health Center in Bowie, Md. He was 76.
Besides Parker's claim to fame as the inspiration behind surely dozens of rock songs in the 1960s and beyond—including The Beatles' "I Feel Fine" and [...]

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