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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: March 21, 1938 | Died: January 14, 2010    

Bobby Charles, born Robert Charles Guidry in Abbeville, Louisiana, was an American singer and songwriter.

An ethnic Cajun, Charles grew up listening to Cajun music and the country and western music of Hank Williams, Sr. At age 15, however, he heard a performance by Fats Domino, an event that “changed my life forever,” he recalled.

Charles helped to pioneer the south Louisiana musical genre known as swamp pop. His compositions include the hits “See You Later, Alligator,” which he initially recorded himself as “Later Alligator” but which is best known from the version by Bill Haley & His Comets, and “Walking to New Orleans”, written for Fats Domino....
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Awards

2007 Inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame

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Featured recording “Homemade Songs”

Latest Release

Homemade Songs

(2008)

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