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Singer Bobby 'Blue' Bland dead at 83

June 24, 2013 at 12:07 PM

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Tennessee-born soul-blues singer Bobby "Blue" Bland has died, his son said Monday. He was 83.

CNN confirmed his death, but did not offer any further details about where it happened or the cause.

His website described him as "one of the main creators of the modern soul-blues sound."

Among his songs were "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City," "Ain't Nothing You Can't Do," "Farther Up the Road," "Little Boy Blue," "Cry Cry Cry", "I Pity The Fool" and "Turn On Your Love Light."

Bland was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1981 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. He was presented with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

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