Bobby Vinton !
Hello people !!!
A change for a bit, let’s all go sentimental/depressive/romantic/suicidal shall we ?
Born Stanley Robert Vintula, Jr. in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Bobby Vinton was probably the all-time most successful love singer of the Rock-Era.
After a brief spell in the U.S. Army, Vinton was signed to Epic Records in 1960 as a bandleader: "A Young Man With a Big Band." Two albums and several singles were not successful however, and with Epic ready to pull the plug, Vinton found his first hit single literally sitting in a reject pile. The song was titled "Roses Are Red (My Love)." It spent four weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Arguably, his most famous song is 1963's "Blue Velvet" that also went to No.1. Twenty-three years later, my good friend David Lynch named his movie Blue Velvet after the song. In 1990, "Blue Velvet" climbed to the top of the music charts in Great Britain !
Anyway, from 1962 through 1972, Vinton had more Billboard #1 hits than any other male vocalist, including Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. In recognition of his recording career, Bobby Vinton has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6916 Hollywood Blvd.
Well, grab your girl/boy/bottle of booze/gun and Enjoy !
Bobby Vinton :
* Blue Velvet *
* Mr Lonely *