Randy Jo Hobbs

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Randy Jo Hobbs
Born (1948-03-22)March 22, 1948
Died August 5, 1993(1993-08-05) (aged 45)
Instruments Bass
Associated acts The 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]


  1. ^ Randy Jo Hobbs: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  2. ^ The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches By Jeremy Simmonds. p 303
  3. ^ McCoys retrospective
  4. ^ Artist Direct
  5. ^ musician list for Jump On It
  6. ^ Find-a-Grave