“Glory Bound” reflections – Rob Grill of Grass Roots

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One of the most profound acts that was embraced by the late 1960s-70s, was THE GRASS ROOTS, and their bassist / vocalist, ROB GRILL. There was a certain charm of their records, upbeat, catchy chorus lyrics, many were augmented by horns, and great musical arrangements. Most amazing was that Rob’s infectious voice, propelled an amazing 36 single releases, of which 3 of those went top 10 (“Let’s Live For Today,” “Midnight Confessions,” “Sooner Or Later.” In 1986, I met with Rob Grill, and as we discussed his incredible career, talking about many things. Then, while he autographed my stack of 45’s, he kept flipping them over, saying a number of times jokingly, “…yep, that was me, Mr. B-side,” pointing out that he wrote many of the back sides of their hits. Sadly, we lost Rob during this week in 2011 (July 11) at age 67.

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