Travis and Bob

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Travis and Bob were an American rock and roll duo from Jackson, Alabama, United States.[1] Its members were Travis Wilbon Pritchett (18 March 1939, Jackson – October 18, 2010, Mobile) and Bob Weaver (born 27 July 1939, Jackson).[2]

In 1959, they released a single on the independent label Sandy Records called "Tell Him No",[1] which was written by Pritchett.[3] Dot Records picked up the single for nationwide distribution, and it became a hit, reaching No. 21 on the Billboard R&B charts and No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] Despite recording further singles for Big Top Records and Mercury Records, the duo never had another hit single.[1]

In June 1960, the duo filed a lawsuit against Sandy founders Johnny Bozeman and Paul DuBose. Travis and Bob claimed they did not receive royalties from airplay and sales of their recordings.[5]

Travis Wilbon Pritchett died on October 18, 2010 at a Mobile hospital.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (2002). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Fifties Music (Third ed.). Virgin Books. pp. 448/9. ISBN 1-85227-937-0.
  2. ^ "TRAVIS AND BOB". Rockabilly.nl. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
  3. ^ Travis & Bob at AllMusic
  4. ^ "Travis And Bob - Tell Him No". 45cat.com. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  5. ^ "Artists Sue on Royalties". Billboard. 13 June 1960. Retrieved 5 June 2017.