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date: 05 December 2019

Dorough, Bob [Robert Lrod]locked

  • Marty Hatch
  •  and Barry Kernfeld


[Robert Lrod]

(b Cherry Hill, AR, Dec 12, 1923; d Mount Bethel, PA, April 23, 2018). American pianist, singer, and songwriter. After playing with various small groups in the army during World War II he studied composition and piano at North Texas State Teachers’ College (1946–9, BM). While a graduate student at Columbia University (1949–52) he began playing the piano professionally at clubs in New York, and shortly afterwards he began singing. In the early 1950s he worked for two years as an accompanist for the boxer Sugar Ray Robinson, who was at that time performing as an entertainer, and he also played and recorded with Sam Most. In 1954–5 he lived in Paris, where he worked as a pianist, accompanist, and music director, mostly for resident or touring American musicians; during this period he recorded with Blossom Dearie. After returning to the USA he pursued various musical activities from the late 1950s. He recorded with Miles Davis’s sextet in ...

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