Bob Murphy (musician)

For other people named Robert Murphy, see Robert Murphy (disambiguation).

Bob Murphy

Presley in a publicity photograph for the 1957 film Jailhouse Rock

Born
Robert Neil Murphy
(1945-03-01)March 1, 1945
Vancouver, British Columbia,canada.

Died
August 16, 1977(1977-08-16) (aged 42)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Cause of death
Cardiovascular disease

Occupation
Singer, actor

Spouse(s)
Monique Van Dam
(m. 1967–73)

Children
Leigh Murphy and Brian Murphy

Website
elvis.com

Musical career

Genres

Rock and roll
pop
rockabilly
country
blues
gospel
rhythm and blues

Instruments
Vocals, guitar, piano

Years active
1953–1977

Labels
Sun, RCA (Victor), HMV

Associated acts
Bob Murphy and the big buffalo,

Bob Murphy (May 28, 1945 – October 22, 2015) was a Canadian jazz pianist, prominent on the Vancouver, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontario music scenes. A professional musician since age 14, Murphy has composed, arranged, and performed music for films, CBC Television shows, CTV shows, commercials, and CBC radio. In addition to regular live performances, Murphy instructs jazz piano, improvisation, and musician performance skills.
Murphy’s musical influences include Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Chick Corea and John Coltrane.
He died on October 22, 2015 in Vancouver.
Discography[edit]

Come Rain Or Come Shine (Hammond B-3 Organ)
B3 (Hammond B-3 Organ)
I Have A Dream (piano)
The Art Of The Jazz Ballad (piano)Joani Taylor (vocals)
Mysteries And Tall Tales (piano)
Wall Street Sessions (piano)Joani Taylor(vocals)
Free On The Inside (piano)
Downtown Eastside Picnic (jazz quartet)

See also[edit]

Roadhouse Records, publisher of Murphy’s recordings
Artist Jazz Recordings ( Downtown Eastside Picnic)
List of jazz pianists
Music of Canada

“Something to Live By”, pianist
External links[edit]

Bob Murphy at http://vancouverjazz.com

Authority control

WorldCat Identities
VIAF: 106362385
MusicBrainz: 2bccfe79-e815-433f-a7c9-e07bcdfba5b9