Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Death of a Forgotten Opry Star

Category: Obituary

Bobby Lord died February 16th after a lengthy illness. For most, if it was mentioned it was an afterthought, a long-forgotten Opry star with a few hits back in the 50s.

Bobby Lord has one top ten hit, "Without Your Love" in 1956. He had four other top 40 hits: "Yesterday's Letters," "Rainbow Girl," "You and Me Against the World," and "Wake Me Up Early in the Morning." He also had a syndicated television show, The Bobby Lord Show, in the late 60s and early 70s.

Lord retired from the business to his native Florida. There he became a successful real estate entrepreneur. He helped develop Nettles Island and Indian River Plantation estates. He also founded Stuart Insurance.

Although he had not been actively involved in country music for nearly 30 years, his passing is still a loss to the country music world.

Farewell to Bobby Lord, who passed away just six weeks after his 74th birthday.

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