Profile Image: Robert Glenn King
 "Robbie King"

Robert Glenn King

from Vancouver BC
May 27 1947 - October 17 2003
Profile Image: Robert Glenn King
 "Robbie King"

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Robert Glenn King
"Robbie King"

Instruments: Piano/Keyboards, Vocals details
Born in Malartic, Quebec on May 27, 1947, King came from a musical family. His mother Clarice played piano in his father's regional big band, Bob King and His Queens, an all-female band particularly popular in the 1940s. Returning from an engagement, King's father was killed in a car accident, which also badly injured both King and his mother.
King's career as a professional musician began as a member of Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers, which also included drummer Duris Maxwell. King and Maxwell developed a forty-year friendship that continued until King's death.
Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers were signed to the Gordy label of Motown Records. Based on that relationship, King later joined the studio musicians associated with Motown Records. In addition to contributing to various Motown recordings, King toured with The Supremes, among other Motown acts.
King later was a founding member of Skylark, a band that included David Foster. Skylark is most closely associated with the hit song "Wildflower", which has been the subject of multiple cover versions.
Following Skylark, King was a founding member of The Hometown Band. King also played the organ part for the instrumental "Apache" recorded by The Incredible Bongo Band in 1973.
King settled in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and became a studio musician, playing keyboards on Bryan Adams' "Into The Fire" and "Waking Up the Neighbors" albums. He also spent approximately 20 years, starting in 1980, as a member of the Cal Batchelor Band and the Terry Edmunds Band 1985–2003.Batchelor, as a member of Quiver, had previously been associated with the Sutherland Brothers.
King died from throat cancer on October 17, 2003, at the age of 56* Source Wikipedia
Deceased

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Powder Blues
Keyboards/Vocals
1978 - present

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Papa Bears Medicine Show
Piano/Organ
1966 - 1970
Brahman
Organ
1971 - 1972
The Hometown Band
Organ/Keyboards/Keyboard Bass
1975 - 1977
Doucette
Organ/Piano/Vocals
1977 - 1983
The Cal Batchelor Band
Hammond B3/Keyboards
1980 - 2000

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