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Bobby Hebb dies at 72; writer and singer of '66 hit 'Sunny'
Bobby Hebb dies at 72; writer and singer of '66 hit 'Sunny'

Bobby Hebb, a musician and songwriter whose 1966 hit "Sunny" about a smiling girl became a pop music classic, died Tuesday of lung cancer at a Nashville hospital. He was 72."Sunny" was recorded by many other singers, including Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Frank Sinatra and Jose Feliciano. Hebb's version reached No. 2 on the Billboard pop charts.The song's key lines:Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain.Sunny, you smiled at me and really eased the pain.The dark days are gone and the bright days are here.My sunny one shines so sincere.Sunny one so true, I love you.Hebb had said in several interviews that he wrote "Sunny" in response to the slaying of his...

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