Monday, July 24, 2017

Tommy Chong Bandmate Bobby Taylor Passes Away

Yesterday, Bobby Taylor of Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers passed away from throat cancer.  Tommy Chong was the guitarist and co-wrote the hit song Does your Mama Know About Me.

  • Bobby met Tommy in 1962 when Tommy came to San Francisco with his band looking for work.
  • Tommy offered Bobby Taylor $750/week and half ownership in his club to perform at the club.
  • Tommy and Bobby discovered the Jackson 5 in 1968 when they opened for the Vancouvers.

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