Bob Montgomery (born May 12, 1937) is an American singer, songwriter, and music producer/publisher.
Montgomery was born in Lampasas, Texas. He was a songwriting partner and best friend of Buddy Holly, performing together as the duo "Buddy and Bob" while teenagers in high school. Initially, they were playing a variety of bluegrass music that evolved to the rockabilly sounds.
Bob Montgomery met Buddy Holly at Hutchison Jr. High in 1949. They joined up and started playing school assemblies and local radio shows. Oddly, Bob sang lead and Buddy harmonized.
They soon had a weekly Sunday radio show on station KDAV. On October 14, 1955, Bill Haley and the Comets did a concert at the Fair Park Auditorium. Eddie Crandall, Marty Robbins' manager, spoke to Pappy Dave Stone, the owner of KDAV, and told him he was interested in Holly as a solo performer. Holly's career took off after demos of his were passed around.
Bob wrote some of Holly's songs, such as "Heartbeat", "Wishing", and "Love's Made A Fool Of You" as well as the pop standard Misty Blue. He also wrote "Back in Baby's Arms" for Patsy Cline which his son Kevin Montgomery has recently recorded on his album "True",