Willie Bobo Biography

American latin-jazz percussionist who played professionally from the early 1950's until his untimely death in 1983. Bobo is best remembered as one of the key players who fused influences from jazz, latin, soul, & rock in the late 1960's & 1970's, helping shape the evolving boogaloo style.

Father of Eric Bobo.

Born William Correa, 28 February 1934, New York City, New York.

Died 15 September 1983, Los Angeles, California.

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