This Week In Dallas Music History: Legendary Local Punk Singer Bobby Soxx Died, But His Stories Live On.
In this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, we turn back to the first week in November, 2000, when Robert Wilonsky told his account of legendary local punk singer Bobby Glen Calverley--or, as he was known to everyone else, Bobby Soxx--who had just died at the age of 45 as the result of an alcohol binge.
The headline? "Bobby Soxx, local punk-rock legend, died last week. Finally."
The rest of the story, which recounts a lifestyle straight out of the pages of Please Kill Me, follows suit. Soxx had survived a point-blank gunshot, a lung-collapsing stab wound, time behind bars and life on the streets, until decades of hard drinking and drugging finally caught up with him. Fans and friends remembered stories of his binges, one of which saw him so wasted at a bar that he drank candlewax. The worst story, though? It involved his brutal beating of his girlfriend, which he claimed he could barely remember.
"I may have done the most despicable thing in the world, but, fuck, I don't remember it, and I can't help it," Calverley said in a previous interview with Wilonsky. "I'm the classic case of some guy who fucking went to jail and really don't remember what happened."
Check out the entire engrossing story after the jump.
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