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RIP Billy Roberts

Postby toomanyhatz » 08 Oct 2017, 06:42

The writer of "Hey Joe." A friend of mine had kept in touch with him and word is spreading over Facebook, though it hasn't hit any official channels yet. Might not for a while as most people, sadly, don't know who he is.
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Re: RIP Billy Roberts

Postby Charlie O. » 08 Oct 2017, 14:15

With no disrespect intended, he's another of those "I thought he died years ago" guys.

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Re: RIP Billy Roberts

Postby pcqgod » 08 Oct 2017, 17:27

I hope he got royalties for the zillions of cover versions.

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Re: RIP Billy Roberts

Postby toomanyhatz » 11 Oct 2017, 06:40

Follow-up - according to my friend, there's a stipulation in his will that there be no major media announcement. Here is the obit:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlant ... &fhid=4904

Apparently it was his wish that no more be made of it. As a result, no mention of his death on Wikipedia, or in fact anywhere 'official' I can find other than the above.
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Re: RIP Billy Roberts

Postby toomanyhatz » 11 Oct 2017, 06:46

Interesting article about the history of "Hey Joe."

i guess it's not even that clear that Roberts wrote it.
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