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Monday, June 24, 2013

Blues singer Bobby 'Blue' Bland dies at 83

Bobby "Blue" Bland, left, receives his award for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from B.B. King during induction ceremonies in New York in 1992. Bland's son Rodd said his father died Sunday at his Memphis home surrounded by relatives. He was 83.