Praguefrank's Country Music Discographies: Dick Bruning
When Bunning retired, he had the second-highest total career strikeouts in Major League history; he currently ranks 18th. The perfect game was the first since in the National League. After retiring from baseball, Bunning returned to his native northern Kentucky and was elected to the Fort Thomas city council, then the Kentucky Senate , in which he served as minority leader. In , Bunning was elected to the United States House of Representatives from Kentucky's 4th congressional district , and served in the House from to
Bob Brunning is one of those figures who keeps turning up in the annals of British blues, without ever achieving the kind of mass recognition that a four-decade career would lead one to expect. Brunning was born and raised in Bournemouth, England, where he began his music career playing bass as a teenager in various local bands. He moved to London in and attended college, intending to become a teacher, while also joining the band Five's Company. The latter were reasonably promising, to the degree that they actually got to cut three 45s for the Pye label. He eventually left college and in fate took a hand when Peter Green left John Mayall 's Bluesbreakers -- arguably the top pure blues band in England at the time -- to form his own group.
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