William Bobo was a member of the world famous Dixie Hummingbirds. He was born on April 19, 1921, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He died on April 28, 1976. He was a boyhood friend to Ira Tucker. In Spartanburg, The Dixie Hummingbirds practiced at Bobo's grandfather's house.
Bobo had a reputation as one of the most profound bass voices in the history of the genre. He was nicknamed "Thunder." He had a major influence on Melvin Franklin of the Temptations, among others. Bobo started as a replacement for Jimmy Bryant in the Heavenly Gospel Singers. Eventually joined the Birds in 1943 during their run at cafe Society in New York City.
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