Bob Segarini Obituary, Death – We mourn the loss of Robert Joseph Segarini, a prolific recording artist, singer, songwriter, composer, and radio host, who passed away on August 8, 2021. Bob, as he was fondly called, had an illustrious music career that spanned over four decades, with notable popularity in Canada. He was a founding member of The Wackers and was known for his unique sound and exceptional ability to connect with his audience.
Bob’s legacy in the music industry is unparalleled, having produced much of his work between 1968 and the early 1980s. He also extended his musical talent to radio hosting and was an on-air personality on CHUM FM, Q107, and SIRIUS Sat/Rad’s Iceberg 95 (now 85), among others. In addition, he hosted ‘Late Great Movies’ on CITY TV and produced Much Music.
Bob began his music career with The Ratz, a local Los Angeles group, before forming Family Tree with Michael Dure, Jimmy De Cocq, Vann Slatter, and Bill Trochim. The group issued a folk rock-style single on the Mira label before signing with RCA Records, where they released a second single followed by their only album, Miss Butters.
It is regarded as one of the first concept albums and features a suite of songs depicting the life of Miss Butters, a spinster school teacher. The album was recorded during the same period that Jarrard and Tipton were working on Harry Nilsson’s LP, Aerial Ballet. Bob worked with many other prominent musicians in the music industry and brought his unique style to each project, leaving an indelible mark wherever he went.
We extend our sincere condolences to Bob’s friends and family, especially during this challenging time. The exact cause of Bob’s death is not immediately known, and we are reaching out to his loved ones for more information. As we pay tribute to this remarkable individual, we celebrate his life and the memorable contributions he made to the music industry. May his soul rest in peace.