Singer Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland Dies at 83 from Complications to Ongoing Illness

Bobby "Blue" Bland at the Long Beach...

Singer Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland Dies at 83 from Complications to Ongoing Illness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Singer Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, best known for hits such as “Turn on Your Love Light” and “Further on up the Road,” died Sunday at age 83. Bland’s son Rodd said his father died at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at his Memphis home. He reportedly died from complications from an ongoing illness.

Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. RIP Mr. Bland!

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