In Memoriam: Rob Grill

Rob GrillRob Grill, bassist and singer for the 60’s rock group The Grass Roots, has passed away at the age of 67 after suffering a stroke.

Grill joined Grass Roots in 1967 after Kenny Fukomoto was drafted into the Army. Grill ended up sticking with the group, picking up singing duties in addition the laying down the low end. During it’s heyday, The Grass Roots spent a record breaking 307 consecutive weeks on the Billboard charts with such hits as “Midnight Confessions,” “Wait a Million Years,” “Temptation Eyes” and “Let’s Live for Today,” which peaked at #8 on the US Billboard charts.

After many lineup changes, the group disbanded in 1975, leaving Grill to launch his solo career in 1979, accompanied by members of Fleetwood Mac. He then reformed The Grass Roots during the 1980s resurgence of interest of the 60’s culture and kept the band going ever since.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Rob Grill.

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  1. buster

    what’s that bass he’s playing? Looks like a Hofner, but seems to have a much bigger body.

  2. Looks like an Eko bass.
    RIP, Rob …. Our thoughts are with Nancy.

    • Rob was an amazing guy and entertainer. He knew how to make an audience come alive- great songs- Our band, the skycoasters, had the honor of opening up for him a few times. He lived a full life, gave his all, and will be sorely missed-Our best to Nancy…

  3. i loved the grassroots have been and alwayswill be yhe best band that ever was miss you rob grill