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 Bobby Nunn

Bobby Nunn

Original Name Ulysses
Birth
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Death 5 Nov 1986 (aged 61)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section L, Lot 392B
Memorial ID 8667 · View Source
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Singer. Born Ulysses Nunn in Birmingham, Alabama, he was the original bass vocalist for The Coasters. In 1957 the Los Angeles-based group was offered a lucrative record deal on the condition that they relocate to New York, but Nunn refused to make the move. With Will "Dub" Jones replacing Nunn as bass, The Coasters went on to score seven Top Ten hits, including the Lieber & Stoller classics "Yakety Yak" (1958) and "Charlie Brown" (1959). Nunn settled for second-hand notoriety. In 1962 he formed "Bobby Nunn's Coasters," a knockoff group that played club gigs and had some success in Germany. In January 1987, two months after Nunn's death from a heart attack, The Coasters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nunn's grave is in the communal section of Evergreen Cemetery, one of the few there with an individual marker.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8667
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bobby Nunn (20 Sep 1925–5 Nov 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8667, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .