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BMI Mourns the Loss of Devo’s Bob Casale

Posted in News on February 18, 2014

Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of Bob Casale, an original member and guitarist of the groundbreaking band Devo. The band, whose name was derived from the word “de-evolution” - the idea that humans are regressing into a destructive herd mentality - was formed in 1972. In 1980, their blockbuster hit “Whip It,” written by Casale’s brother Gerald and long-time BMI member Mark Mothersbaugh, hit both the Billboard charts and major rotation on MTV, being one of the first music videos to do so. Bob Casale was 61.