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Date of Birth 11 March 1950New York City, New York, USA

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Bobby McFerrin was born on March 11, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He has been married to Debbie Green since 1975. They have three children.

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Debbie Green (1975 - present) (3 children)

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Known for his vocal percussion and a cappella singing

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Has a four-octave vocal range.
Son of opera singer Robert McFerrin .
His song, "Don't Worry Be Happy," went to #1 on the U.S. charts September of 1988. He then won the Grammy for "best Male Pop Vocalist," "Best Song," and "Record of the Year." To his dismay and without permission, "Don't Worry Be Happy" was used in George Bush's reelection campaign.
His "Don't Worry, Be Happy" was the first "a capella" song to top the charts
Has guest conducted many orchestras and choirs across the country but had his first experience conducting a concert band in Stevens Point, Wisconsin where he conducted the Wind Ensembles from UW-Stevens Point and Stevens Point Area Senior High School.
His composition "The 23rd Psalm (Dedicated to My Mother)" was adopted as a hymn by the Unitarian-Universalist Association, and appears in their supplemental hymnal "Singing the Journey" (Hymn # 1038).

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