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Bob Bennett is listed in the credits for the following albums:
- 1978 - Kelly Willard - Blame It On The One I Love!: Songwriter, Background Vocals
- 1978 - Isaac Air Freight - Fun In The Son: Additional Voices
- 1979 - Oden Fong - Come for the Children: Background Vocals
- 1979 - Bob Bennett - First Things First: Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
- 1980 - Karen Lafferty - Life Pages - Love of the Ages: Choir, Background Vocals
- 1981 - Sweet Comfort Band - Hearts of Fire!: Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar
- 1984 - Michele Pillar - Look Who Loves You Now: Songwriter
- 1986 - Terry Scott Taylor - Knowledge & Innocence: Background Vocals
- 1987 - Steve Camp - After God's Own Heart: Background Vocals
- 1987 - Laury Boone Browning - Thursday's Child: Songwriter
- 1991 - Billy Crockett - Any Starlight Night: Background Vocals
- 1991 - Various Artists - compilations - At the Foot of the Cross -Volume 1- Clouds, Rain, Fire: Vocals
- 1993 - Phillip Sandifer - The Other Side of Salvation: Songwriter
- 1998 - Billy Crockett - Watermarks: Background Vocals
- 2007 - Bob Bennett & John Standefer - Six String Prayers: Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
- 2009 - Bob Bennett - Christmastide: Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
Bob Bennett was born on March 21, 1955 in Downey, California. He picked up his first guitar at age nine and formed a rock 'n' roll band in high school. In the late seventies he converted to Christianity and his songwriting began to reflect his newfound faith.
His career was launched with the release of his 1979 folk-style debut recording First Things First. Three years later came Matters of the Heart, a recording Contemporary Christian Music Magazine voted 1982's "Album of the Year", ranking it among the top 20 contemporary Christian albums of all time. Soon after the release of his next recording, Non-Fiction, he served as opening act on Amy Grant's Unguarded tour. Lord of the Past: A Compilation followed, which peaked at 30th position on Billboard magazine's Top Contemporary Christian chart in 1990. The album's title song reached number one on the Christian radio charts in early 1990. This was followed by Bennett's second number one song: "Yours Alone".
Later in 1990 Bob joined Michael Card on his The Way of Wisdom tour, performing in front of sold-out audiences across the country. Bob credits his tour with Michael Card as being the only reason he had a career in 1990 and 1991. Songs from Bright Avenue was released in 1991, a collection of songs he wrote while struggling with the dissolution of his marriage. Bob's most recent CD is Christmastide, released in 2009.
"Tearing a page from the Mark Twain quotebook about my career, 'the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated'! I continue to write, record and perform concerts. I still live in the Southern California area, but have-guitar/will-travel is always the rule of the day."
(B. Bennett, personal communication, January 31, 2012)Edit