Bob Wills

Bob Wills Biography

American country music star who led his The Texas Playboys band from the 1930s to 1960s. He was born March 6, 1905 in Kosse, Texas and the older brother of Johnnie Lee Wills and Billy Jack Wills. He is to be considered as the co-founder of Western swing, as he was universally known as the King of Western Swing (after the death of Spade Cooley). Many hits were penned by Bob, "Faded Love", "San Antonio Rose" and "Panhandle Rag", a.o. He died May 13, 1975 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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