Bill Root

Happy Birthday Bobby Hebb July 26, 1938 - August 3, 2010

Bobby would have been 76 years young today.

Celebrate the birth of the legendary Bobby Hebb,

July 26, 1938-August 3, 2010.
Happy Birthday, Bobby

In the Navy with his friend Bill Root, Bobby Hebb performed with the Pine Island Pirates.

After the passing of Johnny Kidd - of "Shakin' All Over" fame, Johnny Kidd's Pirates backed up Bobby Hebb for a tour of Europe.

Rest in Peace Bill Root, guitarist with Bobby Hebb's Pine Island Pirates

Bill Root self-porttait

Bill Root was a guitarist with Bobby Hebb when they were both in the navy. They performed as the Pine Island Pirates for Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Madame Chiang

Bobby Hebb sings in "Proud Soul Heritage" that his mom and dad taught him guitar, but it was Bill Root who helped Bobby play rock guitar. Here's our interview on Visual Radio with Bill Root from August 16, 2012

Visual Radio with Bill Root

Here's an e mail from Bill's wife:

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