Related Information for Bobby Day Robert James Byrd, Sr. (born July 1, 1928 in Fort Worth, Texas; died July 27, 1990 in Los Angeles, California) was an early African American Rock & Roll and R&B singer-songwriter. As a member of the group The Hollywood Flames he used the stage name Bobby Day to perform and record. He went several years with minor musical success limited to the West Coast, including being the original Bob in the duo Bob & Earl. Day is most remembered for his 1958 recording of the hit song Rock.. read more