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Bobby Charles

Bobby Charles

(1938 – 2010)

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United States

Bobby Charles

Bobby Charles
(1938 – 2010)

In memory of

Bobby Charles

(1938 – 2010)
About Bobby
This is a memorial to Bobby Charles (born Robert Charles Guidry) was an American singer and songwriter.
An ethnic Cajun, Bobby Charles grew up listening to Cajun music and the country and western music of Hank Williams. At the age of 15, he heard a performance by Fats Domino, an event that "changed my life forever," he recalled.
Bobby helped to pioneer the south Louisiana musical genre known as swamp pop. His compositions include the hits "See You Later, Alligator," which he initially recorded himself as "Later Alligator", but which is best known from the cover version by Bill Haley & His Comets; and "Walking to New Orleans", written for Fats Domino.
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About Bobby
1950s classic that Bobby Charles composed which Clarence "Frogman" Henry had a major hit with and which was on the soundtrack to the 1994 blockbuster Forrest Gump. His composition "Why Are People Like That?" was on the soundtrack to the 1998 movie Home Fries.
In September 2007, The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame honoured Bobby Charles for his contributions to Louisiana music with an induction.
Bobby Charles passed away on January 14th, 2010. He was 71. This is a tribute to the life of Bobby Charles and his work. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 15th Jan 2010
Jeremy Gibson
wrote:
You were a true talent and gave me countless hours of enjoyment. Rest in peace Bobby.
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Bobby Charles

This is a memorial to Bobby Charles (born Robert Charles Guidry) was an American singer and songwriter.
An ethnic Cajun, Bobby Charles grew up listening to Cajun music and the country and western music of Hank Williams. At the age of 15, he heard a performance by Fats Domino, an event that "changed my life forever," he recalled.
Bobby helped to pioneer the south Louisiana musical genre known as swamp pop. His compositions include the hits "See You Later, Alligator," which he initially recorded himself as "Later Alligator", but which is best known from the cover version by Bill Haley & His Comets; and "Walking to New Orleans", written for Fats Domino.
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Rest in peace Bobby
I first met Bobby at ****
My sincere condolences to all friends and family of Bobby
My fondest memory of Bobby was ****
Bobby used to really enjoy ****
What I will miss the most about Bobby is ****
Bobby inspired me to ****
Bobby changed my life by ****
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