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Obituary: Don D. Robey, R&B Pioneer, Dead at 71

Joe Nick Patoski, Rolling Stone, 31 July 1975

HOUSTON — DON D. Robey, a leading figure in rhythm & blues and gospel recordings in the Fifties and Sixties, died early Monday, June 16th, in Houston, following a sudden heart attack. He was 71 and is survived by his wife and seven children.

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