American country music star who led his [a=The Texas Playboys] band from the 1930s to 1960s. He was born March 6, 1905 in Kosse, Texas and the older brother of [a=Johnnie Lee Wills] and [a=Billy Jack Wills]. He is to be considered as the co-founder of Western swing, as he was universally known as the King of Western Swing (after the death of [a=Spade Cooley]). Many hits were penned by Bob, "Faded Love", "San Antonio Rose" and "Panhandle Rag", a.o. He died May 13, 1975 in Fort Worth, Texas.