Monday, May 05, 2008

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 *


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm mr lonelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

10:37 PM  
Anonymous sue said...

'm pretty much sure that you, mr Frost, come out of a Lynch movie too !

11:41 PM  
Blogger said...

Now you can add your Blog @ the Music Blog roll

4:21 PM  
Anonymous G.T. said...

Je passais pour te laisser un petit lien... et Dennis Hopper dans Blue Velvet comme "hôtesse d'accueil" en tête de ton blog, y a pas à dire, ça en jette...

Le lien, donc... un groupe (Man Man)que je viens de découvrir, et je me disais :
1. C'est vraiment très bon.
2. C'est le genre de truc qui devrait à coup sûr plaire à Tom... alors n'hésites pas !

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spent some time with Bobby Vinton in 1980 and without hesitation can say he's one of the nicest people I've ever met. I interviewed him for a radio show and he was all pro. Afterwards he and his manager hung out since there wasn't a whole lot to do in town since a snowstorm had passed through. Both really nice guys and it was nice to discover the real people when the performer didn't have to be the persona.

6:45 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Without a doubt !
Thanks !

5:56 PM  

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