Bob Segarini Obituary, Death Cause – Bob Segarini, a renowned musician, television personality, and actor, passed away on Monday, July 10th, 2023, peacefully in his sleep after a short illness. Born and raised in Stockton, CA, Bob had a remarkable career that spanned several decades and industries, leaving a lasting impact on the world of music and entertainment.
Growing up in Stockton, Bob had a deep connection to his hometown, which he often referenced in his songs throughout his career. Additionally, his family owned the Segarini Markets chain in Stockton, further tying him to the community.
In 1966, Bob formed the band Family Tree in Stockton. The group gained recognition with the release of their folk rock-style album, “Miss Butters,” in 1968. Regarded as one of the early concept albums, “Miss Butters” was inspired by Bob’s real-life kindergarten teacher, Miss Grady, and featured a suite of songs that portrayed the life of a spinster school teacher.
After his time with Family Tree, Bob formed the band Roxy in 1969. However, the band underwent a reorganization and released three albums under the name The Wackers: “Wackering Heights,” “Hot Wacks,” and “Shredder.”
In 1971, Bob and Randy Bishop co-wrote and recorded two songs for the film “Vanishing Point.” Their contributions further showcased Bob’s talent as a songwriter and musician.
In 1974, Bob founded The Dudes, which included members from the final lineup of The Wackers and other notable musicians. They recorded the album “We’re No Angels” for Columbia Records, marking a significant milestone in Bob’s career.
Following his time with The Dudes, Bob embarked on a solo career with his Segarini Band, releasing four albums: “Gotta Have Pop,” “On The Radio,” “Goodbye L.A.,” and “Vox Populi.” These albums demonstrated his versatility as an artist and showcased his songwriting prowess.
In the mid-1980s, Bob ventured into the radio industry, initially joining CHUM-FM and later working at Classic Rock radio station CILQ. It was during this time that he adopted the moniker “The Iceman,” a name that he continued to use on the air throughout his career.
In 2009, Bob’s passion for music and writing led him to contribute weekly columns for FYI Music, an online magazine dedicated to the music industry. His column, titled “Don’t Believe a Word I Say,” was named after his 1979 single from the album “Gotta Have Pop.”
Bob’s impact as a musician, his charismatic personality, and his friendship will be deeply missed by those who knew him. He was not only an amazingly talented artist but also a dear friend to many. Rest in peace, Bob Segarini.
(Note: The request to expound on Bob’s stint in the early days of Much Music cannot be fulfilled, as the provided information does not mention his involvement with the network.)