R.I.P. Little Bob and the Lollipops lead Camille Bob

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Camille Bob, known to the music world as Little Bob (or “Lil Bob), has died of cancer at age 77. Bob led the popular singing group Lilttle Bob and the Lollipops through that group’s heyday in the early and mid-60s.

Bob grew up on a farm in Arnaudville, Louisiana, but became obsessed with music at an early age. He began his musical career as a drummer locally, before forming his band the Lollipops in the late 1950s. They recorded several singles on a number of small labels over a half decade before landing a big hit with the 1965 single “I Got Loaded.” The group continued to record for until the early 70s, and Bob then recorded as a solo artist for the remainder of the decade.

The biggest recordings of Little Bob and the Lollipops were compiled in a 2004 collection, and he continued to perform around hit native state for the first part of the 21st Century and even had his own website.  While he belonged to the music world of Louisiana, other fans around the world will continue to dance to Camille Bob’s biggest songs of the 60s and remember him fondly for “loading” them with a bevy of great songs.

By Chris Rizik

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