Saturday, January 16, 2016
Bob Golay, keyboardist for The Sensational Showmen-Chanute, passes on Dec 21, 2015
Music was one of Bob's passions. He was a talented and respected musician for most of his life, singing and playing piano, clarinet, saxophone and bass, having taught himself to play by ear. He played in numerous bands and with many musicians. Bob co-founded the Sensational Showmen of Chanute in the late 1960s, which earned him induction into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame in 2009. In 1970, Bob founded the successful regional band Fatty Lumpkin, performing all over the southeast Kansas area and beyond, including the area's infamous "Cornstalk" Music Festival. Bob played with The Heaters throughout the 1980s and 90s, and in 1999, he co-founded the popular local band Area 51. He continued to play with them until his death.