Bob Mothersbaugh

American songwriter, composer, musician and singer (born 1952)

Robert Leroy Mothersbaugh, Jr. (/ˈmʌðərzbɔː/; born August 11, 1952), or by his stage name "Bob 1", is an American songwriter, composer, musician and singer.

Bob Mothersbaugh
Mothersbaugh performing live in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, 2011
Background information
Birth nameRobert Leroy Mothersbaugh, Jr.
Also known asBob 1
Born (1952-08-11) August 11, 1952 (age 71)
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • musician
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
Years active1974–present

Mothersbaugh's music career spans more than 40 years. He became famous in the late 1970s as lead guitarist and occasional lead singer of the new wave band Devo, which released a Top 20 hit in 1980 with the single "Whip It". The band has maintained a cult following throughout its existence. He is the younger brother of co-founder and lead singer Mark Mothersbaugh.