Chanteur et guitariste Rock 'n' Roll US né le 12 Mai 1937 à Lampasas (Texas). Bob Montgomery fonda en 1954 un duo avec Buddy Holly: "Buddy And Bob". En 1955, ils se séparent et Bob ne reviendra dans les studios qu'en 1958 pour enregistrer en solo chez Brunswick Records. Vocalsiste moyen, Bob était un excellent musicien qui a influencé les débuts de Buddy Holly. Producteur et directeur d'une maison d'édition, il se produisait encore sur scène lors de réunions nostalgiques consacrées au souvenir de Buddy. Bob Montgomery est mort le 4 Décembre 2014.

US Rock 'n' Roll singer and guitarist born on May 12, 1937 in Lampasas (Texas). Buddy Holly & Bob were good friends from early school days in Lubbock. Bob replaced Jack Neal, who Buddy had first teamed with, to become the Buddy & Bob duo. During 1954-55, they cut several demos at Nesman Studios in Wichita Falls, TX & at radio KDAV, where they performed weekly on Sunday Party. They would team up with Larry Welborn to become simply "Buddy, Bob & Larry".
After the trio split, Bob based himself in Clovis as Norman Petty's assistant and session guitarist. Montgomery wrote songs like "Heartbeat", "Down the Line", "Love's Made a Fool of You", and "Wishing". In 1959 Bob released a solo 45 on Brunswick "Because I Love You" (produced by Petty).
In 1962, he moved to Nashville, writing hits like "Back In Baby's Arms" for Patsy Cline & "Misty Blue". He later became a top producer in the Nashville music industry during the '90s. He produced hits for Bobby Goldsboro, Reba McEntire, Suzy Bogguss & Janie Fricke just to name a few. His publishing company "House Of Gold" published BMI Award winning songs: "Wind Beneath My Wings", "Love In The First Degree", "Elvira", "Behind Closed Doors", "She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)" and numerous others.
Bob's wife Carol, was a session singer for many years and the two released 3 singles on W.B. in 1960-'61 as "Bob & Carol". Bob was also involved with a recording group called "The Holidays" in their 1964 release. His son Kevin, has also recorded, notably appearing with Mary Chapin Carpenter on the song "Wishing" on the Buddy Tribute CD.
While Kevin regularly performs for Buddy-related events, mostly in the U.K..
Bob Montgomery died December 4, 2014.

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Songwriter, Producer

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, Traditional Country

Because I Love You (1959) (Bob Montgomery)

Taste Of The Blues (1959) (Bob Montgomery)

Every Time The World Goes 'round (1961) (Bob & Carol)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

1959 SP BRUNSWICK 9-55157 (US) . Because I Love You / Taste Of The Blues
12/1960 SP WARNER BROS. 5187 (US) . Bob & Carol - That's What You Do To Me / Two Of A Kind
03/1961 SP WARNER BROS. 5187 (NL) Bob & Carol - That's What You Do To Me / Two Of A Kind
06/1961 SP WARNER BROS. 5229 (US) . Bob & Carol - Every Time The World Goes 'round / One Out Of Seven
12/1961 SP WARNER BROS. 5246 (US) Bob & Carol - I'll Still Be Loving You / The Loneliest Tear
11/1964 SP CORAL 93363 (GER) Buddy Holly & Bob Montgomery - Down The Line / I Wanna Play House With You
1965 EP CORAL CX-11,040 (AUS) Slippin' And Slidin' - Slippin' And Slidin' (Buddy Holly) / What To Do (Buddy Holly with Bob Montgomery) / I Wanna Play House With You (Buddy Holly with Bob Montgomery) / Down The Line (Buddy Holly with Bob Montgomery)
04/1968 EP CORAL EP 62007 (F) Rip It Up (Buddy Holly) / Love's Made A Fool Of You (The CRICKETS) / I Wanna Play House With You (Buddy Holly & Bob Montgomery) / Down The Line (Buddy Holly & Bob Montgomery)

Albums

01/1965 LP 12" CORAL CRL-57463 (mono) / CRL-757463 (stereo) (US) HOLLY IN THE HILLS - Buddy Holly & Bob MONTGOMERY - I Wanna Play House With You / Door To My Heart / Fool's Paradise / I Gambled My Heart / What To Do / Wishing / Down The Line / Soft Place In My Heart / Lonesome Tears / Gotta Get You Near Me Blues / Flower Of My Heart / You And I Are Through
11/1977 LP 12" CORAL CDLM 8055 (UK) WESTERN AND BOP - Buddy Holly & Bob MONTGOMERY - Gotta Get You Near Me Blues / Soft Place In My Heart / Flower Of My Heart / Baby It's Love / Memories / Door To My Heart / Queen Of The Ballroom / You And I Are Through / Down The Line / Maybe Baby / Gone / Because I Love You / It's Not My Fault / I Guess I Was Just A Fool / I Gambled My Heart / Have You Ever Been Lonely

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