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BOBBY GOLDSBORO MUSIC.com
This website was last updated November 19, 2017
UPCOMING & RECENT TELEVISION APPEARANCES
SONNY GERACI Born Emmett Peter Geraci Singer (November 22, 1946 - February 5, 2017) Toured with Bobby Goldsboro on The Gene Pitney Show in 1966.  As lead singer of the Outsiders, had #5 hit in Billboard magazine with “Time Won’t Let Me.”  As lead singer with Climax, had #3 Billboard, #1 Cash Box hit with “Precious and Few.”
IN MEMORIAM
PERSONAL APPEARANCES Bobby Goldsboro has announced that he will not be performing in 2017. Check his official website  for any personal appearances at art shows.
“YOU’RE ENTERTAINMENT FOR ME”   MENTIONS BY OTHER ENTERTAINERS
NEWS
BOX TOPS’ SINGER LAMENTS BOBBY ONSTAGE The Box Tops have been performing often this year, alone and with The Turtles’ “Happy Together” summer tour, and original member Bill Cunningham introduces a big hit in a comical way. According to the January 21st Lehigh Valley Morning Call review of their January 20th concert in Pennsylvania here, “he told how ‘Cry Like a Baby’ was kept from No. 1 by Bobby Goldsboro’s “Honey,” and how he still turns off the radio when it comes on.” Cunningham said after the July 15th Beverly Hills, CA, show, “I don’t mean anything by it!  There’s always some people who don’t laugh at that.  Actually, I’m very proud of all of the music from that time, and that we were part of it.”
Billboard Magazine Hot 100 Singles, May 4, 1968
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOBBY GOLDSBORO! JANUARY 18th  -  76 YEARS FEBRUARY 5th  -  40,000,000 MINUTES SEPTEMBER 16th - 4,000 WEEKS / 28,000 DAYS
WILLIAM PETER BLATTY Author, Screenwriter, Director (January 7, 1928 - January 12, 2017) Writer of “The Exorcist” and “I’ll Tell Them I Remember You” for which Bobby Goldsboro performed the music for the audio books.
“Supernatural” on The CW Network has used Bobby’s music twice. “Regarding Dean” (Season 12, Episode 11, original airdate February 9, 2017) featured an abridged version of the original recording of “Broomstick Cowboy” during a show-ending montage.  “Shut Up, Dr. Phil” (Season 7, Episode 5, original airdate October 21, 2011) included a short scene with “See the Funny Little Clown” playing on the radio. “The Orville” on Fox TV used Bobby’s “The Straight Life” as elevator music on “Cupid’s Dagger” (Season 1, Episode 9, original airdate November 9, 2017).
“TALK TALK TALK”   -   REFERENCES IN ARTICLES AND ONLINE BLOGS
The February 15th issue of Wyoming’s Cody Enterprise included a column by Doug Blough titled, “Nothing Like a Good Break Up Tune.”  Click here to read.  Quoting some breakup songs, he wrote: “Bobby Goldsboro made it hurt even better with, “See the funny little clown; he’s hiding behind a smile. They all think he’s laughin’ but I know he’s cryin’ all the while.” “… Oh, and no one knows, except for me, because you see:  I’m that funny little clown.”
55 YEARS AGO  Bobby’s first nationally charted single, “Molly,” is released in 1962. 50 YEARS AGO  Bobby performs live before a European audience at Italy’s 1967 San Remo Song Festival. 45 YEARS AGO  Taping begins on “The Bobby Goldsboro Show” episodes in 1972 for airing in January ‘73. 40 YEARS AGO  Bobby releases his first album for Epic Records in 1977 after a long tenure with UA. 35 YEARS AGO  Bobby’s last album of original songs, “Round Up Saloon,” is released in 1982. 25 YEARS AGO  “Easter Egg Mornin’” gold video leads a 1992 national merchandise campaign at Kmart.
“THE GOOD OL’ DAYS”   -   HISTORICAL ANNIVERSARIES
“SING ME A SMILE”   -   SHOWS OF OTHER SINGERS CONNECTED TO BOBBY
ROY ORBISON’S GUITAR PLAYER RECREATES 1963 BEATLES TOUR Alan James, former guitar player for Roy Orbison, is currently performing concerts billed as a recreation of the original 1963 Beatles and Roy Orbison tour of England. The tour, from May 18 - June 9, 1963, was originally planned to feature Orbison as the headliner.  The Beatles became so popular in Europe that instead they concluded the show with Orbison closing the first half.  Due to foreign exchange laws in England at the time, Orbison was only able to take one other American overseas with him.  It was Bobby Goldsboro. Alan James seems to have joined Roy Orbison for a 1969 UK tour, when again he was not allowed to bring his band, The Candy Men.  English group The Art Movement, including James, backed Orbison then and for several international tours over seven years.  James emigrated to America and continued to work with Orbison.  James was to have performed his Beatles / Roy Orbison 1963 tour recreation at the Savannah Center in The Villages, Florida, on March 28th.  The same venue hosted Bobby Goldsboro’s last concert on January 18, 2015. 
CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR LONG - BOBBY GOLDSBORO MERCHANDISE YOU MUST HAVE
1965 CONCERT AD A card advertising Bobby Goldsboro’s concert with Chad & Jeremy on January 2, 1965, in Mattoon, Illinois, appeared for auction on eBay.  The Bunny Hutch club grand opening touted the concert with several stipulations: -  No blue jeans -  No shirt tails out -  No white T-shirts -  No sunglasses -  No hats -  No short shorts
EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL Bobby Goldsboro’s artwork to be displayed at singer Ray Stevens’ new theater near Nashville, Tennessee According to a March 31st feature in the Tennessee Ledger (click here), entertainer Ray Stevens’ new theater complex, “CabaRay,” is scheduled to open later this year.  Under construction now in Bellevue, TN, the 720-seat dinner showroom will also feature television/video production facilities and audio recording studios. The lobby area will feature the artwork of Bobby Goldsboro.
WAYNE NEWTON CONCERT FEATURES “HONEY” Wayne Newton recently performed in Beverly Hills, California, at the Saban Theatre. The April 8th live concert event, titled, “Up Close and Personal,” also included video clips and stories from Newton about his long entertainment career. One clip featured Newton on a television special in England from 1975 hosted by Glen Campbell.  The two sang together on a medley that featured Bobby Goldsboro’s hit Click the “play” arrow to view video clip. record, “Honey.” The Beverly Hills crowd immediately recognized the song, and responded loudly with the biggest ovation of the evening next to Newton’s signature “Danke Schoen.” After the video presentation, Newton was compelled to explain why he was laughing so hard as Campbell sang his portion of “Honey.”  Newton joked that Campbell would often substitute funny (and sometimes vulgar) song lyrics during rehearsal and show tapings, and that he was particularly fond of describing Honey’s slip and fall in more colorful terms.  Newton laughed that this time, for television, Campbell kept it family-friendly.
getTV airs reruns of “Jim Nabors Hour” & “Dolly!”   Check episode listings by clicking here for possible airing of Nabors’ Season 2, Episode 19, which featured Bobby and aired originally on January 28, 1971; or Dolly Parton’s Episode 17 from 1976/77.
PRESIDENT TRUMP CONNECTION TO “A BUTTERFLY FOR BUCKY”
Doug Cox presented the idea of a blind child regaining his sight to Bobby Goldsboro, who turned it into the 1976 hit song, “A Butterfly for Bucky.”  According to a December 13th, 2016, story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal (linked here), Cox went on to become a successful motivional  peaker and corporate consultant---including to the Donald Trump organization.  Cox, now 78 years old and pictured here, has written a book titled, “Sh-Boom!  The Power of Positive Aging.”
View the ART OF BOBBY GOLDSBORO by visiting BobbyGoldsboro.com where original oil paintings and prints are available for purchase.  Click picture at left for direct link.
GLEN CAMPBELL (April 22, 1936 - August 8, 2017) Country Music Hall of Fame Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Bobby Goldsboro appeared on episodes of the “Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” in 1969 (photo below) and 1971, and with Glen on several awards shows and talk shows.  The photo at right is the pair presenting at the 1972 CMA Awards show.
Alice Cooper remembered Glen and his stories about Bobby Goldsboro, in this  interview from Fox10 in Phoenix, with this video on YouTube.  Bobby is mentioned at (8:43) into the clip.
Facebook.com has many photos of Bobby Goldsboro. One is with Mary Alice, Roy & Claudette Orbison in 1963. Another is with Jerry Chesnut and Del Reeves from 1967.
CHARLIE ROSE POSTS FACEBOOK UPDATE OF BOBBY GOLDSBORO’S ADVENTURES WITH FLORIDA HURRICANE IRMA Weeks after the storm hit Florida on September 10th, Bobby was still dealing with downed trees and snake problems, but he and wife Dianne were “doing well,” as illustrator Charlie Rose posted on Facebook October 5th.
BOBBY GOLDSBORO VIDEO ONLINE
“MY BOOK OF LIFE”   -   NEW BOOKS REFERENCING BOBBY GOLDSBORO
MEL TILLIS (8/8/1932-11/19/2017) Singer/songwriter, Bobby’s longtime friend and neighbor in the Ocala, FL area.  Wrote “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town.” ANN WEDGEWORTH (1/21/1934-11/16/2017) Actress who played “Merleen” on TV’s “Evening Shade” and “Harlan and Merleen.”  Bobby wrote and sang the theme song for each.