Rock and Roll/R&B Singer BOBBY FREEMAN Dies at 76.
Singer/dancer/music producer BOBBY FREEMAN has died at the age of 76. Bobby was born in San Francisco and began his career in music at age 14 with a doo wop vocal group called the Romancers.
As a solo singer, he scored two Top Ten hits six years apart. He recorded the original version of "Do You Wanna Dance" in 1958, and it was later successfully remade by both the Beach Boys and Bette Midler.
After a lull on the charts, Freeman came back in 1964 with a song written and produced by the up-and-coming SLY STONE called "C'MON AND SWIM." 1964, however, was the year of the British Invasion, and Bobby's comeback was short-lived. Cause of death, at this time, is undetermined.