Randy Jo Hobbs

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Randy Jo Hobbs
Born(1948-03-22)March 22, 1948
DiedAugust 5, 1993(1993-08-05) (aged 45)
Associated actsThe McCoys
Johnny Winter
Edgar Winter

Randy Jo Hobbs (March 22, 1948 – August 5, 1993) was an American musician born in Winchester, Indiana. Hobbs played bass for The McCoys during the 1965-1969 period and in the bands of the brothers Edgar Winter and Johnny Winter during 1970-1976.[1][2][3]

He played bass with Jimi Hendrix on some 1968 live sessions which were later released unofficially as Woke Up This Morning and Found Myself Dead (1980)[4] and New York Sessions (1998), and officially as Bleeding Heart (1994). He also played bass with a later version of Montrose, appearing on the Jump on It album, released in 1976.[5] That same year, he also played bass on Rick Derringer's album with Dick Glass, Glass Derringer.

Randy Jo Hobbs was found dead of heart failure, aged 45, in a hotel room in Dayton, Ohio, in 1993 and is buried in his hometown of Union City, Indiana.[6]


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  2. ^ Simmonds, Jeremy (20 November 2017). "The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches". Chicago Review Press. Retrieved 20 November 2017 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "WCHS Class of 1967". Wchsclassof1967.com. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  4. ^ "@ARTISTdirect". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Montrose - Jump On It CD Album". Cduniverse.com. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Randy Jo Hobbs (1948–1993) – Find A Grave..." Findagrave.com. Retrieved 20 November 2017.