Bob Luman


Bob Luman (Robert Glynn Luman, 15 April 1937 - December 27, 1978) was an American country and rockabilly singer born in Blackjack, Texas, a church community south of Tyler in Smith County, Texas. Bob first gained regional sucess following Elvis' departure as a regular from The Louisanna Hayride in 1956. His Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache did quite well receiving good radio play in the South. The girls at The Hayride screamed like they had for Elvis! Early and Classic Bob Luman tracks were backed by the Mac Curtis band. 'Stranger than fiction', 'You're the cause of it all' The smooth baritone was best-known in non-country circles for his crossover hit, Let's Think About Living, a novelty song that hit #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #9 on the Billboard country chart in 1960. The Everly Brothers backed Luman on the record with their distinct acoustic guitar playing! Luman was, however, well-known in the country music world. His 1972 hit, Lonely Women Make Good Lovers, became his biggest country hit, hitting #4 on the country chart.(Steve Wariner, who had earlier been a member of Luman's band, later covered the song in the 1984, and he, too, took it to #4 on the country charts.) Luman's other country hits included Ain't Got Time To Be Unhappy (1968), When You Say Love (1972), Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) (1973), Still Loving You (1974), Proud Of You Baby (1975), and The Pay Phone (1977). Luman died of pneumonia in 1978, at the age ...

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