The Gap Band's Robert Wilson Dies From Heart Attack (Top Story)

12/27/2010
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The Gap Band's Robert Wilson Dies From Heart Attack was a top story in August. Here it is again as we recap 2010: Gibson had this sad news yesterday: Founding member of The Gap Band, bassist Robert Wilson died, according to Billboard.com. He suffered a heart attack at his home in Palmdale, California. He was 53.

Known as the "Godfather of Bass Guitar," Robert formed The Gap Band with his brothers Charlie and Ronnie in the late '60s in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Originally, they were known as the Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band, before they shortened the moniker to The Gap Band.

Although the funk group is best known for its 1982 pop hit "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," The Gap Band had a streak of R&B hits from the late '70s all the way into the mid-'90s. - more on this story

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