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Robert "Bumps" Blackwell

Robert "Bumps" Blackwell

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Robert "Bumps" Blackwell (1983)

Interview by John Pidgeon, Rock's Backpages audio, 15 October 1983

Songwriter and producer 'Bumps' Blackwell looks back at his illustrious career in pop and R&B: on Sam Cooke and 'You Send Me', Specialty Records and the West Coast indie scene, and at great length about his major discovery Little Richard.

File format: mp3; file size: 41.3mb, interview length: 45' 08" sound quality: ****

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Robert "Bumps" Blackwell

Obituary by Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, 23 March 1985

ROCK LOST another legendary face-moulder on 9 March, when Robert "Bumps" Blackwell died at his home in Hacienda Heights, near LA. ...

Robert "Bumps" Blackwell

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Robert A. Blackwell, 23 May 1922, Seattle, Washington, USA, d. 9 March 1985, Whittier, California ...

see also Little Richard


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