Patriarch of the musical DeBarge Family has passed

A young Robert Louis DeBarge, Sr.

A young Robert Louis DeBarge, Sr.

I  just opened my first email of the day to find this sad news …

A message to all members of The DeBarge Network

The DeBarge Network sorrowfully  announces the passing of Robert Louis DeBarge Sr.  He was the Patriarch of the world reknown DeBarge family that we love.
To the the family, You are in our prayers today.  We ask that God send his blessings to you during this difficult time. Please know that our loving thoughts are with you; may the peace which comes from the cherished memories of your father comfort you.  Words alone can not express enough our heartfelt sorrow at your loss. We pray that the peace of God be with you during your time of sorrow and that somehow  it help to comfort you to know that we deeply share your sorrow,
and are thinking of you and praying for you.

The DeBarge Network family

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Published in: on August 30, 2009 at 12:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Remembering Robert Louis Debarge, Jr. page updated

Bobby DeBarge playing congas on Soul Train with Switch

Bobby DeBarge playing congas on Soul Train with Switch

The Bobby DeBarge Tribute Page has received the third highest number of visits here at OSML since the blog’s inception.  Since Bobby is loved so much and readers are curious about his music, I have updated the page again to include more music, photos and information.

Please enjoy the update and let me know what other additions you would like to see.


Also I wanted to let you know that a great place to discuss the music of Bobby DeBarge, Switch and all other things  Debarge is the Yahoo Group “The DeBarge Family.” The group has been around since 1999 and the people are friendly and the moderator is superb.  If you are a fan check it out at the link indicated above.


Remembering Robert Louis DeBarge, Jr.

Robert “Bobby” Louis DeBarge, Jr.

Career Tribute Page

I have been reading up on blogging and learning as I go along how to do this, so please be patient with me. I just learned today that even though blog Posts are referenced in the Google search engine automatically – the Pages are not!

So I just wanted to write a Post indicating that last week I uploaded my Career Tribute Page to Bobby DeBarge . It is in the Pages on the right hand sidebar. This page is a revision of the Tribute that I researched and posted on my very first venture onto the internet back in 2005.

Please give it a read and listen to Bobby’s beautiful tenor singing “My Friend in the Sky” with the group Switch.

Thanks for reading and remembering Bobby.