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Robert Ward (October 15, 1938 - December 25, 2008) was an American blues and soul guitarist. He was known for founding the Ohio Untouchables, the band that later would become the Ohio Players. He played the guitar with a unique tone soaked in vibrato coming from the Magnatone amplifier.

Having been raised in Georgia, he moved to Dayton, Ohio in 1960 and formed the Ohio Untouchables. The group released series of singles from LuPine label including “Your Love Is Amazing” which would become one of Ward’s signature songs. Ward left the group in 1965.

Then he moved to the Detroit area, actually residing in Toledo, OH and released some single under his name in the late 60’s. He disappeared from the music scene sometime in the 70’s after working as a session player for Motown.

It was in the early 90’s that he came back into the spotlight. He was “rediscovered” by Black Top Records and released his first full-length album Fear No Evil in 1991. He released 2 more albums in the next 4 years for the label. After the label folded in the late 90’s, he signed with Delmark Records to release New Role Soul in 2000. In his last years he faced a series of health problems which prevented him from performing or recording.

He died at his home on December 25, 2008.

2. Robert Ward (born September 13, 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio) has been a prolific American composer for over seventy years and is perhaps most widely known for his opereratic setting of The Crucible, Arthur’s Miller’s dramatic recounting of the Salem witchcraft trials; a work that has been performed around the world and in a number of different languages.


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  • elnimio

    Robert Ward composer is the only one that needs to be listed

    9 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Aeroaviones

    Changed the wiki order to reflect that, and added a full bio of composer Robert Ward.

    27 Apr 2013 Reply
  • JoshCIVM

    There's bluesy Robert Ward, the composer of the opera based on Arthur Miller's The Crucible Robert Ward, and that other guy Robert Ward. The first two are the only important ones.

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • KZ

    wait what? the Robert Ward I'm listening is neither of those two...

    21 Oct 2009 Reply

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