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Bobby Vinton (born April 16, 1935) is an American pop music singer. is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ...

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Early life

Born Stanley Robert Vinton, Jr. in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh), he was the only child of a locally popular bandleader, Stan Vinton (Stanley Vinton, Sr.). Canonsburg is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Pittsburgh. ... “Pittsburgh” redirects here. ... An only child is a child with no siblings, either biological or adopted. ... A bandleader is the director of a band of musicians. ...


At 16, Vinton formed his first band, which played clubs around the Pittsburgh area. With the money he earned, Vinton helped finance his college education at Duquesne University, where he studied music and graduated with a degree in musical composition. While at Duquesne, he became proficient on all of the instruments in the band: piano, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, drums and oboe. Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a private Catholic university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Founded by members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duqbuesne (IPA: ) first opened its doors as the Pittsburgh Catholic College of the Holy Ghost in October 1878 with an enrollment of 40... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... Two soprano clarinets: a Bâ™­ clarinet (left, with capped mouthpiece) and an A clarinet (right, with no mouthpiece). ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family. ... The trumpet is a musical instrument in the brass family. ... Bass drum made from wood, rope, and cowskin A drum is a musical instrument in the percussion group that can be large, technically classified as a membranophone. ... The oboe is a double reed musical instrument of the woodwind family. ...


Vinton's birthplace of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania is also the birth place of Perry Como. Vinton has been honored by his hometown with a major thoroughfare Bobby Vinton Boulevard. Canonsburg town fathers had plans to erect a statue in his honor, but Vinton vetoed the idea noting that the $100,000 planned cost could go to far more important town needs. Canonsburg is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Pittsburgh. ... Pierino Ronaldo Perry Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ...


Career

1960s

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, 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, after being featured in a Nivea Skin Cream commercial. In 1964, Vinton had two #1 hits, "There! I've Said It Again" and "Mr. Lonely". Harmony Korine named his 2007 film Mister Lonely after the latter, and it is now also the basis for Akon's hit "Lonely." The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... These are the Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hits of 1962: See also: 1962 in music, List of Number 1 Hits (USA) Categories: No 1 hits in the United States ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Blue Velvet is a song recorded by Bobby Vinton. ... These are the Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hits of 1963: See also: 1963 in music, List of Number 1 Hits (USA) Categories: No 1 hits in the United States ... For other persons named David Lynch, see David Lynch (disambiguation). ... Blue Velvet is an influential 1986 neo-noir mystery and thriller film written and directed by David Lynch. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Harmony Korine Harmony Korine (born January 4, 1973) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and author. ... This is the third film by Harmony Korine, to debut in 2007 at Cannes. ... Kishan Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam,[1][2] often going by the shorter Aliaune Thiam[3] (born October 14, 1981),[4] and better known by his stage name Akon, is an American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. ... Lonely is a single by Senegalese singer Akon, it appears on his debut album, Trouble. ...


Vinton's version of "There! I've Said It Again" is noteworthy for being the final U.S. Billboard number one single of the pre-Beatles era; it was deposed from the top of the Hot 100 by "I Want to Hold Your Hand." Also noteworthy is the fact that Vinton continued to have big hit records during the British Invasion, while Connie Francis, Ricky Nelson, the Shirelles and other major artists of the early 1960s struggled to reach even the Top 30. The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Music sample I Want to Hold Your Hand ( file info) Problems? See media help. ... August 2007 Connie Francis (born December 12, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American pop singer best known for international hit songs such as Whos Sorry Now?, Where The Boys Are, and Everybodys Somebodys Fool. // Born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero in the Italian Down Neck or... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Shirelles were an influential American girl group in the early 1960s. ...


1970s

In the 1970s, the "Polish Prince" continued to hit the Top 40, notably with "Ev'ry Day of My Life" and "Sealed With a Kiss" in 1972. That same year, Epic Records decided to end its relationship with Vinton and ended his recording contract. Undeterred, Vinton spent $50,000 of his own money on a self-written song sung partially in Polish: "My Melody of Love." After Vinton was turned down by 7 major labels, ABC Records bought Vinton's idea, and the result was a multi-million selling single that hit #1 on the AC charts in 1974. A gold album, Melodies of Love, followed as well as a successful half-hour variety show The Bobby Vinton Show (which aired from 1975 to 1978), which used "My Melody of Love" as its theme song; ABC Records subsequently released an album of songs performed on the show. He also starred in two John Wayne movies: Big Jake and The Train Robbers. animated cartoon, see Romeo and Juliet: Sealed With a Kiss. ... ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records, the recording arm of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres. ... The Adult Contemporary chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... Melodies of Love was Bobby Vintons twenty-fifth studio album and his first studio album for ABC Records. ... The Bobby Vinton Show was a Canadian musical variety television series produced for the CTV Television Network between 1975 and 1978, with a total of 52 episodes broadcast. ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ...


Honors and achievements

In the course of his career, Vinton has sold over 75 million records (singles, albums, compilation inclusions, etc) and is still performing on tour. He owned and performed at the Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet Theatre in Branson, Missouri until 2002 when the theatre was sold to David King, creator and producer of Spirit of the Dance. Vinton returns to Branson annually for limited engagements at the theatre. A typical busy night on The Strip (Hwy 76) The Titanic Museum is shaped to look like the real Titanic and is a popular tourist attraction in Branson The Duttons performing their famous song where they all play each others violins at their theater in Branson Missouri Herkimer and Cecil...


Billboard Magazine called Bobby Vinton "the all-time most successful love singer of the 'Rock-Era'". 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. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... “Elvis” redirects here. ... “Sinatra” redirects here. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


In 2002, the Norwegian electronica-duo R√∂yksopp released their debut album Melody A.M. including a delicate cover version of the Vinton-hit "Blue On Blue" called "So Easy" - which also was the group's first single and furthermore used in several ads. Röyksopp (IPA: ) is an electronic music duo based in Bergen, Norway composed of Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge. ... Melody A.M. is the debut album of Norwegian duo Royksopp. ...


Personal

Vinton and his wife Dolores "Dolly" Dobbins-Vinton have been married since December 17, 1962, and they have five children: Robert, Kristin, Christopher, Jennifer (who later changed her name legally to Hannah after getting married) and Rebecca. His oldest son, Robbie Vinton, played Vinton in the movie Goodfellas (1990). December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is a 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ...


Discography

Studio albums

Live albums Roses Are Red was Bobby Vintons third studio album, released in 1962. ... Bobby Vinton Sings the Big Ones was Vintons fourth studio album, released in 1962. ... Blue on Blue was Bobby Vintons sixth studio album, released in 1963. ... There! Ive Said It Again was Bobby Vintons seventh studio album, released in January of 1964. ... A Very Merry Christmas was Bobby Vintons ninth studio album and first Christmas album, released in November of 1964. ... Bobby Vinton Sings the Newest Hits was Bobby Vintons fifteenth studio album, released in 1967. ... Please Love Me Forever was Bobby Vintons sixteenth studio album, released in 1967. ... Take Good Care of My Baby was Bobby Vintons seventeenth studio album, released in 1968. ... I Love How You Love Me was Bobby Vintons eighteenth studio album, released in 1968. ... Vinton was Bobby Vintons nineteenth studio album, released in 1969. ... My Elusive Dreams was Bobby Vintons twentieth studio album, released in 1970. ... Evry Day of My Life was Bobby Vintons twenty-second studio album, released in 1972. ... Sealed With a Kiss was Bobby Vintons twenty-third studio album and last for Epic Records; it was released in 1972. ... Melodies of Love was Bobby Vintons twenty-fifth studio album and his first studio album for ABC Records. ... Heart of Hearts was Bobby Vintons twenty-sixth studio album and his second studio album for ABC Records. ... The Bobby Vinton Show was Bobby Vintons twenty-seventh studio album and his third studio album for ABC Records. ...

  • 1966: Live at the Copa

Compilations

  • 1964: Bobby Vinton's Greatest Hits (US #12)
  • 1966: More of Bobby's Greatest Hits
  • 1969: Bobby Vinton's Greatest Hits of Love (US #138)
  • 1970: Vinton Sings Vinton
  • 1971: Love Album
  • 1971: To Each His Own
  • 1972: Bobby Vinton's All-Time Greatest Hits (US #119)
  • 1973: Bobby Vinton Treasury
  • 1974: With Love (US #109)
  • 1974: The Many Moods of Bobby Vinton
  • 1974: The Many Moods of Bobby Vinton in Love
  • 1975: Bobby Vinton Sings the Golden Decade of Love (US #154)
  • 1976: K-Tel Presents Bobby Vinton - 20 Greatest Hits
  • 1978: Bobby Vinton
  • 1978: Autumn Memories
  • 1979: Spring Sensations
  • 1979: Summer Serenades
  • 1979: Million Selling Records of Bobby Vinton
  • 1980: My Song
  • 1981: Bobby Vinton's Greatest Hits
  • 1983: His Heart-Touching Magic
  • 1985: The Best of Bobby Vinton
  • 1985: Ballads of Love
  • 1988: Bobby Vinton
  • 1991: 16 Most Requested Songs (US #199; charted in 1996)

Singles Bobby Vintons Greatest Hits is a 12-track collection that contains the first 12 singles by Bobby Vinton; it was released in 1964, just a few months after his album There! Ive Said It Again. ... Bobby Vintons Greatest Hits of Love is a third collection of Vintons singles that were hits from 1967 to 1969. ... Vinton Sings Vinton is a nine-track collection of songs recorded by Bobby Vinton, all written or co-written by Vinton himself; it was released in late 1970. ... To Each His Own is a low-budget collection of previously recorded songs by Bobby Vinton, released in 1971. ... Bobby Vintons All-Time Greatest Hits is a two-LP collection of previously recorded songs by Bobby Vinton, released in 1972 by Epic Records. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... Bobby Vinton is a nine-track collection of previously recorded songs by Bobby Vinton, released in 1978. ... Autumn Memories is a 10-track collection of previously recorded songs by Bobby Vinton, released in 1978 by Epic Records. ...

Year Title Album US AC C&W R&B UK
1962 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" Roses Are Red 1 1 5 15
1962 "Rain Rain Go Away" Bobby Vinton Sings the Big Ones 12 4
1962 "I Love You the Way You Are" Bobby Vinton Sings the Big Ones 38
1963 "Trouble Is My Middle Name" Bobby Vinton's Greatest Hits 33 7
1963 "Let's Kiss and Make Up" Bobby Vinton's Greatest Hits 38
1963 "Over the Mountain (Across the Sea)" The Greatest Hits of the Golden Groups 21
1963 "Blue on Blue" Blue on Blue 3 2
1963 "Blue Velvet" Blue on Blue 1 1 2
1964 "There! I've Said It Again" There! I've Said It Again 1 1 34
1964 "My Heart Belongs to Only You" There! I've Said It Again 9 2
1964 "Tell Me Why" Bobby Vinton's Greatest Hits 13 3
1964 "Clinging Vine" More of Bobby's Greatest Hits 17 2
1964 "Mr. Lonely" Roses Are Red 1 3
1964 "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle" A Very Merry Christmas 23
1964 "Dearest Santa" A Very Merry Christmas 8
1965 "Long Lonely Nights" Bobby Vinton Sings for Lonely Nights 17 5
1965 "L-O-N-E-L-Y" Bobby Vinton Sings for Lonely Nights 22 7
1965 "Theme from 'Harlow' (Lonely Girl)" Drive-In Movie Time 61
1965 "What Color (Is a Man)" More of Bobby's Greatest Hits 38 7
1966 "Satin Pillows" Bobby Vinton Sings Satin Pillows and Careless 23
1966 "Petticoat White (Summer Sky Blue)" Bobby Vinton Sings Satin Pillows and Careless 81
1966 "Dum-De-Da" More of Bobby's Greatest Hits 40
1966 "Tears" More of Bobby's Greatest Hits 59
1967 "Coming Home Soldier" Bobby Vinton Sings the Newest Hits 11
1967 "Please Love Me Forever" Please Love Me Forever 6
1968 "Just as Much as Ever" Please Love Me Forever 24
1968 "Take Good Care of My Baby" Take Good Care of My Baby 33
1968 "Halfway to Paradise" I Love How You Love Me 23
1968 "I Love How You Love Me" I Love How You Love Me 9 2
1969 "To Know You Is to Love You" Vinton 34
1969 "The Days of Sand and Shovels" Vinton 34
1970 "No Arms Can Ever Hold You" Vinton 93
1970 "My Elusive Dreams" My Elusive Dreams 46 7 27
1972 "Ev'ry Day of My Life" Ev'ry Day of My Life 24 2
1972 "Sealed With a Kiss" Sealed With a Kiss 19 2
1974 "My Melody of Love" Melodies of Love 3 1
1975 "Beer Barrel Polka" Heart of Hearts 33 5
1976 "Save Your Kisses for Me" Serenades of Love 75
1976 "Moonlight Serenade" Serenades of Love 97
1977 "Only Love Can Break a Heart" The Name Is Love 99
1979 "Make Believe It's Your First Time" Encore 78 86
1983 "You Are Love" The Name Is Love 87
1989 "It's Been One of Those Days" Timeless 64
1989 "Please Tell Her That I Said Hello" Timeless 70
1989 "The Last Rose" Timeless 63

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Adult Contemporary chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... Country Tracks chart, chart of country music hit songs. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known by various names including Hot Soul Singles, Hot Black Singles, and Hot R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • A Bobby Vinton fan site
  • Classic bands
  • Another fan site

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Bobby Vinton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (591 words)
After a brief spell in the US Army, Bobby 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.
Undeterred, Vinton spent $50,000 of his own money on a self-written song sung partially in Polish, "My Melody of Love." After Vinton was turned down by 7 major labels, ABC Records bought Vinton's idea, and the result was a multi-million selling single that hit number 1 on the AC charts in 1974.
In the course of his career, Vinton has sold over 75 million records (singles, albums, compilation inclusions, etc) and is still performing on tour and at the Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet Theatre in Branson, Missouri.
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