Bobby Poe RIP

01/27/2011
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(Gibson) Bobby Poe, who led the rockabilly band Bobby Poe and the Poe Kats in the 1950s, passed away on Saturday at the age of 77.

Poe was a Rockabilly Hall of Fame inductee, based on the Poe Kats' own recordings and their work as the backing band for Wanda Jackson, including on the classic "Let's Have a Party."

After his career as a singer and guitarist, Poe became an artist manager in the 1960s. Among the acts whose careers he oversaw was The Chartbusters, the Washington, D.C.-based group whose one-hit-wonder story partially inspired Tom Hanks for the film That Thing You Do! Poe also co-managed an early Roy Buchanan band called The British Walkers. more on this story

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