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Bobby "Blue" Bland


1930

Bobby Bland was born in Rosemark, TN.

1957

Bobby “Blue” Bland hits #1 on the R&B chart with “Farther On Up the Road.” The single is released on Duke Records.

1959

Bobby “Blue” Bland hits #2 on the R&B chart with the Duke Records release “I’ll Take Care of You.”

1961

Bobby “Blue” Bland hits #1 on the R&B chart with “I Pity the Fool” and #2 on the R&B chart with “Don’t Cry No More”.

1962

Bobby “Blue” Bland hits #2 on the R&B chart and #28 on the pop chart with “Turn On Your Love Light”.

1963

Bobby “Blue” Bland hits #1 on the R&B chart with “That’s the Way Love Is”.

1991

Bobby “Blue” Bland is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

2013

Bobby "Blue" Bland died in Memphis at the age of 83.

Bobby “Blue” Bland