2011 – Rob Grill of the Grass Roots Passes Away at age 67 on This Day in Rock!
“My dear husband Robert Frank Grill, 67, of Mt Dora, Fl passed away peacefully in my arms at 11:37 a.m. (EST), while listening to one of his favorite songs…’Let’s Live for Today.’ He loved his fans and he loved The Grass Roots! Thank you for all of your prayers, love and support during this time.”
Grill attended Hollywood High,proceeded working at American Recording Studios with Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) and John Kay (Steppenwolf).
Joining the Grass Roots (the third incarnation) in 1966 they created many hits during his tenure. In the summer of 1967, they had their first hit, Let’s Live For Today at number 8. Other successive hits were Midnight Confessions (1968/#5), I’d Wait a Million Years (1969/#15), Temptation Eyes (1970/#15), Sooner or Later (1971/#9) and Two Divided by Love (1971/#16).
Our world is diminished yet again! RIP