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Founding Member Of The Gap Band, Ronnie Wilson Passed Away At 73

Written by on November 3, 2021

According to his wife, Linda Boulware-Wilson, in a Facebook post. Founding member of The Gap Band, Ronnie Wilson has passed away at 73. “Ronnie Wilson was a genius with creating, producing, and playing the flugelhorn, trumpet, keyboards, and singing music, from childhood to his early seventies. He will be truly missed!!!”

Wilson formed The Gap Band in the late 1960s along with his brothers Charlie and Robert. The Greenwood Archer Pine Street Band, after three streets in a Black area of their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was targeted by a White mob during the 1921 Tulsa race massacre. They later abbreviated the name to The G.A.P. Band and finally The Gap Band. Their best-known songs include “You Dropped a Bomb on Me,” “Party Train” and “Burn Rubber on Me.” “Outstanding,” has been sampled by more than 150 artists, according to the band’s website. Click Here To Read More.

Source: CNN

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