|Halfling Bass Player|
Bobby Watson is the original bassist of the funk/rock/pop band Rufus. In 1974 Rufus released the hit single "Tell me something good", written by Stevie Wonder. And later went on to win two Grammys and sell 15 Gold and Platinum records. Mr. Watson's first two gold records came when he played on Billy Preston's "Nothing from Nothing" and "Outa Space" singles.
"In those days the bands did everything for themselves" says Mr. Watson. "We wrote the songs, we produced our own music, we created the Rufus sound, by working, arguing, and generally being together everyday. I was a part of that sound, and helped to create it. I didn't know it then but all the experiences I was having in Rufus was preparing me for the future where I would eventually end up producing my own artists. One of my artists; Rene & Angela would become a platinum selling act! 1 million albums sold"!
He has toured with The Stones, Elton John, Sly & The family Stone, Charlie Daniels band, and many others. But most of his time in the music business has been spent behind the scenes, writing, producing and developing artists in both America and Japan. Mr. Watson has a multi-platinum award from Michael Jackson's Off The Wall, History. He worked with Janet Jackson on her first album. And played bass on the biggest selling single of all time in Japan's recording history; Amuro Namie's I don't wanna cry.
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