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. Vocaliste 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. Il s'est retiré et vit en Australie.
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 has retired and moved to Australia.
Talents : Singer, Guitar, Songwriter, Producer
Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll, Traditional Country
Années en activité :
|1959||SP BRUNSWICK 55157 (US)||Because I Love You / Taste Of The Blues|
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