The official and verified Instagram account of David Bowie has shared a really rare photo of all bandmates of The Manish Boys and their album and gave sad news about the death of Bob Solly.

According to post of David Bowie’s Instagram page, Bob Solly had died in London in the early hours of Tuesday morning when he was 75 years old. He has been struggling with some really important health problems, and he died due to these problems.

Here’s what David Bowie’s Instagram account shared for Bob Solly:

“R.I.P BOB SOLLY

Kevin Cann has been in touch with the sad news that Manish Boy, Bob Solly (bottom right in montage, next to Davie Jones), has passed away at the age of 75. Over to Kevin.

I’m very sad to have to tell you that following a short illness Robert Solly, better known as ex-Manish Boy founder member Bob Solly, passed away in London in the early hours of Tuesday morning, January 7th. He was 75.

Following his years with Maidstone based band The Manish Boys (which famously included around a year with David Bowie fronting the band), Bob continued working as a songwriter with writing partner Paul Rodriguez, mainly working for producer Shel Talmy. After moving away from the music business he became a very successful designer and architect and spent many years crisscrossing the world while overseeing numerous prestigious commercial property developments.

After settling back in the UK he focussed firmly on his real passion in life, collecting; mainly many thousands of records, though his spare rooms quickly filled with, among other things, a huge first-editions library, items on crime and other rare British social memorabilia and collections of photographs. After many years of serious International record collecting and record dealing it was thought that Bob’s vinyl collection alone was second only in size to that of the BBC’s.

His knowledge of post-war British and American popular music was renowned and in the late 90’s he became a regular, highly regarded contributor to Record Collector magazine, also writing Record Collector’s incisive 2005 book, ‘100 Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Records’. In 2009 he began regular radio broadcasts with Channel Radio in Kent, his eclectic weekly show relying solely on vinyl singles chosen from his vast collection.

Over the many hundreds of hours broadcasting, he never played any single track more than once.

Bob is survived by his second wife, Susan. Bob Solly (Robert Leslie Solly), musician, designer, and writer, born 4 August 1944; died 7 January 2020.”

You can see the Instagram post of David Bowie right below.

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R.I.P BOB SOLLY Kevin Cann has been in touch with the sad news that Manish Boy, Bob Solly (bottom right in montage, next to Davie Jones), has passed away at the age of 75. Over to Kevin. + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + I’m very sad to have to tell you that following a short illness Robert Solly, better known as ex-Manish Boy founder member Bob Solly, passed away in London in the early hours of Tuesday morning, January 7th. He was 75. Following his years with Maidstone based band The Manish Boys (which famously included around a year with David Bowie fronting the band), Bob continued working as a songwriter with writing partner Paul Rodriguez, mainly working for producer Shel Talmy. After moving away from the music business he became a very successful designer and architect and spent many years criss-crossing the world while overseeing numerous prestigious commercial property developments. After settling back in the UK he focussed firmly on his real passion in life, collecting; mainly many thousands of records, though his spare rooms quickly filled with, among other things, a huge first-editions library, items on crime and other rare British social memorabilia and collections of photographs. After many years of serious International record collecting and record dealing it was thought that Bob’s vinyl collection alone was second only in size to that of the BBC’s. His knowledge of post war British and American popular music was renown and in the late 90’s he became a regular, highly regarded contributor to Record Collector magazine, also writing Record Collector’s incisive 2005 book, ‘100 Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Records’. In 2009 he began regular radio broadcasts with Channel Radio in Kent, his eclectic weekly show relying solely on vinyl singles chosen from his vast collection. Over the many hundreds of hours broadcasting he never played any single track more than once. Bob is survived by his second wife, Susan. Bob Solly (Robert Leslie Solly), musician, designer and writer, born 4 August 1944; died 7 January 2020.

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