Local rock n’ roll legend Bobby Comstock passed away early Thursday morning (January 9) at his home in Southern California. He was 79-years-old.
An Ithaca native, Comstock’s many years of success reached far beyond the borders of his home community.
He was renowned for both his solo work and the music he made with Bobby Comstock and the Counts – a group he founded in 1958.
Some of their biggest hits included a cover of “Tennessee Waltz” in 1959 and “Let’s Stomp” in 1963, which eventually led to their touring with acts like Bobby Vinton and Freddy Cannon.
They even starred on the American Bandstand with Dick Clark in 1960.
Altogether, Comstock was responsible for countless hits in the 1950s and ’60s, but his successful career as a musician spanned many additional years.
To honor his life and career, his son, Bobby Comstock Jr., hosted a live web stream of his music that included audio from his last live concert, which can now be listened to on-demand at mixlr.com/rdr1.