He died on September 12, 2007 in Loganville, Georgia. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when Byrd was the only member of The Flames to remain with Brown when the group disbanded in 1968. Lots of Love to Carleen, Bart, James, Tony, Keisha, and W.E. Although saying goodbye to Bobby today at his funeral was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do I find comfort in the fact as I am sure the whole family does that the service reinforced just how much Bobby was loved and respected by all who knew and loved him. Between 1963 and 1972, Byrd also made several solo singles of note. I never knew your personality but the gentlemen that played you was an excellent double for you. The day you and momma became my god parents. May God bless and keep you and your family during this time of bereavement. great-uncle Bobby, Nya Copprue age 2yrs R.I.P. I,am so glad I had the chance know you.May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. 'active' : ''"> Pops, slowly and painfully I take up this cross of loss. We know our God never leaves us or forsakes us! You made me feel like a Queen! May your memories bring you comfort. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Mama gone be prayin', Daddy saying 'Thank Ya' and Bobby playin the pie-an-o and Tookie dancing! We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You were the best Father a girl could have. It was Bobby Byrd's family that sponsored his release and took him in afterwards. A bad brother.I ENJOYED his contribution to the JAMES BROWN SHOW AT PHILADELPHIA'S UPTOWN THEATER.THESE WERE THE BEST SHOWS THAT I HAVE EVER WITNESSED IN MY LIFE-NEVER TO BE SURPASSED.THEY DEFINED SOUL MUSIC FOR THE AGES.I FEEL FORTUNATE TO HAVE WITNESSED THE BIRTH OF THIS ART FORM. Byrd also recorded many solo funk tracks, most famously "I Know You Got Soul" (1971), which have been sampled by musicians including Public Enemy, Eric B. Love you. Please 'active' : ''"> The Flames without Brown changed their name to Byrd's Drops of Joy but found the going tough so that when Brown approached them to reform the Flames they agreed. Be the first to share your favorite memory, photo or story of Bobby. Byrd was leader and founder of a vocal group called The Avons when Brown joined in the mid 1950s. He was the coolest and smoothest one on stage. Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia, United States. Most liked. It's been eight months today since you went home to be with the Lord but know that you are still in our hearts, an that we will always love you, an carry you with us through it all. She is the widow of Bobby Byrd and the mother of Carleen Anderson. Independent Premium. of a real man. WE LOVE YOU BOBBY. I never forgot it. On September 12, 2007, surrounded by his family, Byrd died of cancer, aged 73 in Loganville, Georgia. Anderson toured the UK with the James Brown Funky People Revue in the late 1980s and again with husband Bobby Byrd, the original founder of The Famous Flames, in the mid-1990s. James Brown and the Famous Flames, with Byrd as a member, recorded many hit singles, including "Please, Please, Please","Try Me", "Think", "Bewildered", "Oh Baby, Don't You Weep", "I Don't Mind","Shout and Shimmy" , " I'll Go Crazy", and many more. Byrd and Brown met in a Georgia youth detention facility, where Brown was an inmate. Please allow 24 hours for your entry to be reviewed for appropriate content. Bobby Byrd was raised in the relative security of a church going family in Toccoa, Georgia. Original Flames guitarist Nafloyd Scott also returned, and was added to the band.This was in 1958. She recorded a number of singles under both her birth and stage names. Throughout Brown's ascent to become Godfather of Soul in the Sixties and the originator of funk in the early Seventies, Byrd was the singer's trusted lieutenant, the only one to make the transition from the Famous Flames to the JBs in 1968. Bobby Byrd, singer, songwriter, arranger and keyboard-player: born Toccoa, Georgia 15 August 1934; married Vicki Anderson; died Loganville, Georgia 12 September 2007. Your Lil Sis. His family were respected members of their congregation and active in supporting their community. try again, the name must be unique, Please Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. Some never got to see Uncle Bobby but they got to see Aunt Myrt (also known as Aunt Vicki). Byrd's local baseball team played the prison team of which Brown was a member. Actually On the Move was released by TK records in Miami Florida earliier than 1994 with Byrds band the Brass Byrd Band a group from Saginaw Michigan but only two remained with the group from Saginaw at this time Arthur Dixion and Sax player and brother Errol (Earl the Pearl Lovechild) Caviness.
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