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Date of Birth 20 June 1939Akron, Ohio, USA

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Bob Neuwirth was born on June 20, 1939 in Akron, Ohio, USA.

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Is the real Bobby McGee sung about in the song written by 'Kris Kristofferson' and sung by the late Janis Joplin.
Was part of the 1960s Cambridge blues-folk scene, where he learned from urban blues legends 'Lightnin' Hopkins', Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and Mississippi John Hurt.
Collaborated and traveled with Bob Dylan in the 60s, including the chaotic tours documented in the movies 'Don't Look Back' and 'Eat the Document'. He also filmed the Monterey Pop Festival, went to Woodstock and traveled to Nashville with a then-struggling songwriter named Kris Kristofferson. He later co-wrote the song "Mercedes Benz" with Janis Joplin.
Produced such artists as Patti Smith, 'T. Bone Burnett' and Vince Bell; his songs have been recorded by Concrete Blonde, k.d. lang, Peter Case, Robert Earl Keen, and others. Toured Europe with John Cale, Warren Zevon, Howe Gelb and Sid Griffin.

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