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Born in Toccoa, Georgia, USA
Died in Loganville, Georgia, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameRobert Howard Byrd

Mini Bio (1)

Bobby Byrd was born on August 15, 1934 in Toccoa, Georgia, USA as Robert Howard Byrd. He was married to Vicki Anderson and Gail Byrd. He died on September 12, 2007 in Loganville, Georgia.

Spouse (2)

Gail Byrd (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 3 children)
Vicki Anderson (? - 12 September 2007) ( his death) ( 1 child)

Trivia (2)

Sung backup on many James Brown records. Mainly did this as either one of the harmonizing Famous Flames (mid-'50s/early '60s) or as an enhancer of James Brown shouts over funky music (early '70s).
Was the only James Brown associate who performed on both Brown's debut album (1959's "Please Please Please") and Brown's final album (2002's "The Next Step").

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