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Bob Kuban

Bob Kuban

"Bob Kuban" is an American musician and bandleader. Best known for his 1966 #12 pop hit ''The Cheater'', Kuban is honored in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's permanent exhibit on one-hit wonders.

Kuban was born in St. Louis, Missouri and was graduated from the St. Louis Institute of Music. He formed the group ''Bob Kuban and The In-Men'', with Kuban as drummer and leader, in 1964. Bob Kuban and The In-Men was an eight-piece band with horns, which was somewhat of a throwback, as the British Invasion was then underway.

After ''The Cheater'', Kuban never scored high on the pop charts again -- he had one other top-100 hit, ''The Teaser'', which peaked at #70 -- but he remained a fixture on the St. Louis music scene for decades. Bob Kuban and The In-Men performed for opening ceremonies of Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis on May 10, 1966, and The Bob Kuban Brass performed before the last regular-season baseball game there on October 2, 2005.

In an ironic twist, Walter Scott, frontman for The In-Men and singer of ''The Cheater'' (whose lyrics speak of the downfall of an unfaithful lover), was murdered in 1983 by his wife's lover, with his wife's collusion.

Kuban,

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