Bob Shane, Original Member of a Kingston Trio, Dies during 85



The final strange member of a Grammy-winning Kingston Trio, Bob Shane, died on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 85 years old.

Shane was a proprietor of Phoenix. He late in 2004 though continued to perform spasmodic until 2016. Shane died due to complications from pneumonia days before his 86th birthday, on Feb. 1, according to his mother Bobbie Childress.

The Kingston Trio was shaped by Shane, Dave Guard, and Nick Reynolds in a San Fransisco Bay area in a 1950s. The organisation led a reconstruction of folk strain with a array of chart-topping albums. There was a time that a organisation had 4 albums in a Top 10 during a same time.

The organisation won a Grammy for “Tom Dooley,” during a initial strain awards rite in 1959. There was no folk difficulty so they won an endowment for Country and Western Performance. At a subsequent Grammy Awards ceremony, a rope won in a newly combined folk category.

In 2011, Shane returned to a Grammys and The Kingston Trio was respected with a lifetime feat award. Guard and Reynolds upheld divided in 1991 and 2008.

According to Childress, Shane desired a tie he had with his audiences.

“He always pronounced he wasn’t a folk singer. He was a folks singer. He unequivocally desired interesting [and The Kingston Trio’s vibe was] only pristine fun and entertainment. They done people feel good.”

Shane’s signature strain was “Scotch and Soda.” It was “very most a Frank Sinatra kind of song,” according to Childress. She was married to Shane for 19 years.

The thespian was innate Robert Schoen in Hilo, Hawaii, on Feb 1, 1934. Later, he altered his name to a phonetic spelling. Guard was Shane’s childhood crony from Hawaii and they both attended college in a Bay area. Shane attended Menlo College where he met Reynolds, and Guard attended Stanford.

Shane had 5 children and 8 grandchildren.

By Jeanette Vietti


USA Today: Bob Shane, a final strange member of Kingston Trio folk group, dies during 85
Billboard: Bob Shane, Founding Member of Grammy-Winners The Kingston Trio, Dies during 85
The New York Times: Bob Shane, Last of a Original Kingston Trio, Dies during 85

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