No more Sunny boy

Bobby Hebb, who wrote the teenage hit Sunny – inescapable in my teens – has died. He was prompted to write it when his brother was knifed to death outside a Nashville nightclub, a day after the John F Kennedy assassination. Sunny was a girl who smiled at him. Jerry Ross produced the record.

Here’s the original:

One of the oddest things about it is a resemblance to the Bond theme from Dr No (I think) that connects the first two verses.

Hebb later toured with the Beatles. He died in Nashville yesterday, aged 72.


share this

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on google