Bob Gulla

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Bob Gulla is an American music historian and musicologist, music encyclopedia author, and biographer and writer. He has authored books such as Icons of R&B and Soul: An Encyclopedia of the Artists Who Revolutionized Rhythm, Guitar Gods: The 25 Players Who Made Rock History, and has co-written The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History and Piano Love Songs for Dummies, Movie Piano Songs for Dummies and Christmas Piano Songs for Dummies. In his book Icons of R&B and Soul he wrote biographical pieces on artists including Ray Charles, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Etta James, Ike Turner, Tina Turner, The Isley Brothers, James Brown, and Otis Redding.[1] In Volume 6 of The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History, The Grunge and Post-Grunge Years, 1991–2005, Gulla is described as "capturing the many innovations of millennial rock music and culture."[2] He was also a contributing music writer for The Phoenix[3](now defunct).


  1. ^ Gulla, Bob (2008). Icons of R&B and Soul: Ray Charles ; Little Richard ; Fats Domino ; Ruth Brown ; LaVern Baker ; Sam Cooke ; Jackie Wilson ; Etta James ; Ike and Tina Turner ; The Isley Brothers ; James Brown. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-0-313-34045-1. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  2. ^ Janosik, MaryAnn (2006). The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History: The video generation, 1981-1990. Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-32943-2. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Bob Gulla". The Phoenix. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2011.