Blues Man Bobby 'Blue' Bland Dead at 83

Jun 24, 2013
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Blues and soul balladeer Bobby 'Blue' Bland died on Sunday in Memphis.

Bobby (Blue) Bland, the debonair balladeer whose sophisticated, emotionally fraught performances helped modernize the blues, died on Sunday in Memphis. He was 83. The cause was complications from an ongoing illness, The Associated Press reported, quoting his son Rodd.

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