Bob Lewis (musician)
Robert Curtis Lewis (b.
March 4 1947, Akron, Ohio) was a founding member (along with Gerald Casaleand Mark Mothersbaugh) of the new wave band Devo. He played basketball briefly for Bobby Knightat Cuyahoga Falls High School, was a National Merit Scholarat Kent State University, and the first student at the university to earn a degree in anthropology, graduating shortly after the Kent State shootingson May 4 1970.
In 1971, Lewis, along with Devo co-founder
Gerald Casaleand Peter Gregg, recorded three proto-Devo songs, "I Been Refused, I Need A Chick" and "Auto Mowdown", on primitive recording equipment located over Guido's Pizza Shop in Kent, Ohio. Lewis and Gerald Casalewere the originators of the concept of de-evolution, writing seminal tracts in the now-defunct " LA Staff", and later formed the band with Mark Mothersbaugh.
Lewis studied poetry with Black Mountain poet
Ed Dorn, British poet Eric Mottramand Robert Bertholf, an English professor at Kent who later was named the curator of the poetry collection and Charles D. Abbot Scholar at the University at Buffalo.
In the 1980s, when working as a consultant in
Damascus, Syria, he was Middle East Correspondent for Rolling Stockmagazine, published by Dorn and Jennifer Dunbar Dorn. His poetry has been published in Creedences, Shelley'sand the Poetry Review, when Eric Mottram was editor.
In 1978, Lewis successfully sued the band for theft of intellectual property.Fact|date=April 2008 He wrote and performed as Hurricane Bob on the New Wave Akron compilation album, "Bowling Balls from Hell", and worked on videos with New Wave groups
Tin Huey, Hammer Damageand Human Switchboard. As a result of his experiences during the Devo litigation, the reclusive Lewis began consulting with trial lawyers, doing legal research and writing, and writing commentary on cultural and political issues. Fact|date=January 2008
Lewis currently resides in
* [http://devo.devaluate.com/Devolution.pdf Essay on Devo history at Kent State]
* [http://devo.devaluate.com/bob2.jpgLewis in a rare public sighting in Antiquities, British Museum]
* [http://www.cleveland.com/music/index_story.ssf?/music/more/local/cle/3a/readers/index.html Readers vs. Breeders: Didactical Works re De-Evolution, originally appearing in Los Angeles Staff, 1972]
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