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Biography

Source: Wikipedia

Robin "Bob" Burns (August 2, 1890 – February 2, 1956) was an American musical comedian, who appeared on radio and in movies from 1930 to 1947. Burns played a novelty musical instrument of his own invention, which he called a "bazooka". During World War II, the US Army's handheld anti-tank rocket launcher was nicknamed the "bazooka".

Fact file

  • Born: Robin Burn August 2, 1890 Greenwood, Arkansas
  • Died: February 2, 1956 (aged 65) Encino, California
  • Occupation: Film, radio actor, comedian

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Lynyrd Skynyrd co-founder killed in car crash
LA Times Entertainme, 2015-04-06 15:28:00
Bob Burns, the Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer whose backbeats laid the foundation for Southern rock, died Friday. He was 64.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Bob Burns Dies in Car Crash at 64
Variety, 2015-04-04 19:41:56
Bob Burns, the original drummer and a founding member of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, died in a car crash in Georgia. He was 64. According to the Associated Press, Burns’ vehicle veered off-road near Cartersville just before midnight on Friday, striking a mailbox and a tree. He was not ...

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