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    Hubbard, Bob (3 July 1928 – Present)

    Baritone/second tenor from Chaffee, Missouri, who was the original lead singer of The Jordanaires. 

     

    In April 1952, he was conscripted into the army and was supplanted by Hoyt Hawkins. 

     

    For a brief time in the 1950s, the second line-up of The Jordanaires went by the name “The Foggy River Boys” because founding members Bill and Monty Matthews still owned the name “The Jordanaires”. 

     

    Bob spent much of the 1960s onstage at the Joplin Little Theatre in Joplin, Missouri.  Some of the shows he appeared in include:  Arsenic and Old Lace, Inherit the Wind, and My Fair Lady.  He won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Dr. Bird in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial and Best Actor for his portrayal of Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey. He also directed a production of The Odd Couple, and sat on the Board of Directors from 1961 to 1968. 

     

    In the meantime, plans were astir to re-form The Foggy River Boys.  The new group comprised Bob Hubbard, Denzel Koontz, Bob Moskop, John Shepherd, Wyan Sims, and Dale Sullens.  In 1971, they set up shop in Kimberling, Missouri.  Then they took their act to Branson, where they opened their own theatre in the early ‘70s and thrived for over two decades in Missouri’s music capital.  In 1993, they sold the theatre and went into semi-retirement, performing occasionally when the spirit moved them.  Their last performance together was purportedly in July 2002. 

     

    On 31st October and 1st November 2003, The Jordanaires did a gig at the Will Rogers Theater in Branson, and introduced Bob, who was sitting in the audience, to his fellow ticket-holders. 

     

    Bob and Reba Hubbard are still “retired” and living in Branson. 

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.enotes.com/contemporary-musicians/jordanaires-biography
    2. http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/jordanaires/bio.jhtml
    3. http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/The_Jordanaires#encyclopedia
    4. http://www.jordanaires.net/History/complete.htm#Bob
    5. http://www.mikepatrick.com/FRB.htm
    6. http://www.projecttaney.org/50083/branthea.html
    7. http://www.scottymoore.net/branson03.html
    8. http://www.joplinlittletheatre.org/files/JLTSpotlight200803.pdf
    9. http://www.bransonlanding.com/special_events.html

         

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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