from TRACKS OF MY YEARS
Written by Bobby Hebb
“Sunny” is an evergreen written by the late American r&b singer/songwriter Bobby Hebb (1938-2010). The song was written in 1963 right after Hebb suffered the loss of his older brother, Harold, who was stabbed to death the same day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. “Sunny,” with its optimistic lyrics, came as a reaction to those sad events. Hebb recorded the song in 1966 and that single skyrocketed to the top of Billboard’s Pop and R&B charts reaching #2 and #3 respectively. “Sunny” has had hundreds of cover versions to this day.