Wills, Bob, 1905-1975

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Dates:
Birth 1905-03-06
Death 1975-05-13
Americans

Biographical notes:

James Robert (Bob) Wills (1905-1975), a Texas-born musician, melded frontier fiddle music, blues, and jazz to create Western swing. In 1929, he moved to Fort Worth and organized a band called the Light Crust Doughboys. In 1934 he moved to Oklahoma where he formed the Texas Playboys and broadcast on radio station KVOO. Wills also made 19 movies in Hollywood, became a national figure in popular music, and received a Grammy award. He dies in 1975 and is buried in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

From the description of Wills, Bob, music collection, 1944-1948. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 77564024

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Subjects:

  • Western swing (Music)
  • Musicians

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Places:

  • Oklahoma (as recorded)