It Was Easy Come Easy Go

The title of this hub simply refers to a popular song by Bobby Sherman, who came into this world as Robert Cabot Sherman, Jr. on July 22, 1943. When the world was crazy for teen idols he caught the eye of many teen girls and became a teen idol through the late 1960s and into the early 1970s. He is a talented American singer, actor and sometimes songwriter. Knowing that he could sing and capture a girl’s heart only added to his charm. Unfortunately competing with other heartthrobs such as David Cassidy didn’t make the road to fame easy. Bobby Sherman first caught the eye of females when he portrayed Jeremy Bolt in the TV show “Here Come the Brides”. While his musical career took flight he also attempted to land his own TV show and in March of 1971 he appeared on an episode of “The Partridge Family” which then was used as a spin-off for his TV series “Getting Together”. Unfortunately the show was not successful but you can imagine the excitement when both David Cassidy and Bobby Sherman were seen together on TV. He also appeared on an episode of “The Monkees”. During his musical career he earned seven gold singles, one platinum single and five gold albums.

What does a teen idol do when he stops being a teen idol? Well in the case of Bobby Sherman he stepped out of the limelight and became a trained EMT in 1988 and began working for the L.A. Police Department as a specialist office, assigned to the training department teaching incoming cadets first aid and CPR. He has two sons Christopher and Tyler and six grandchildren.

Bobby Sherman came out with his first self-titled record album in 1969 and it included his first gold single “Little Woman”. Other songs on the album included “Seattle” which was the theme song for the TV show “Here Come the Brides” and “One Too Many Mornings”. This album went gold.

His second album was titled Here Comes Bobby and was released in 1970 and also went gold. This album included the songs “Easy Come Easy Go”, “La La La (If I Had You)” and “Julie, Do Ya Love Me”. All of these songs became among his most popular hits.

That same year earned him another gold album with his third release With Love Bobby. Songs on this album included some songs that were previously released and became popular and some new ones. Among the songs were “Hey, Mister Sun” and “Sweet Touch of Life”.

In 1970 Bobby Sherman also came out with a Christmas album and in 1971 he recorded Portrait of Bobby. Songs on this album included “Cried Like a Baby” and “August”.

His TV show “Getting Together” was a musical situation comedy and resulted in an album of songs. Songs from the show included “Waiting at the Bus Stop”, “Jennifer” and “Marching to the Music”.

In 1972 Bobby Sherman came out with his final album Just for You. Two songs on this album are “I Don’t Believe in Magic” and “The Other Half of Me”.

Afterwards there were four compilation LPs and his albums were re-released on CDs including CDs of greatest hits. In 1996 he published a best-selling autobiography written with Dena Hill, “Still Remembering You”.


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Jodah 10 months ago from Queensland Australia

Good hub, bringing back memories. Bobby Sherman was a talented singer and I remeber his TV show. Thanks for sharing Gypsy.


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billybuc 10 months ago from Olympia, WA

Wow, you pulled one out of my memory banks this time. I had to dig deep, or maybe I just didn't want to remember. LOL Bobby Sherman....yep, listened to him. Didn't particularly like him, but I did listen. :)


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swalia 10 months ago

I haven't heard much of his songs. Thanks for sharing this informative hub!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 10 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

You welcome Jodah. It's a shame his career ended so quickly because his voice was a lot better than some teen idols.

He had quite a strong voice Bill. Nice he wound up with a meaningful career when the idol days ended.

You welcome Swalia. You might listen to some of his songs on YouTube.


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always exploring 10 months ago from Southern Illinois

He's one that I didn't know. He was a handsome dude. Thank you..


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Genna East 10 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

I'm not familiar with Bobby Sherman, but I am familiar with this song. Handsome fellow with a nice voice. This is an interesting hub, Rasma.


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manatita44 10 months ago from london

His seems to be a wonderful story, with much joy, vibrancy and great music. Thank you so much, Gypsy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 9 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

You welcome Ruby. He had a really great voice unlike some other teen idols.

Glad you enjoyed the hub Genna.

You welcome Manatita. Glad you enjoyed it.


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annart 9 months ago from SW England

I don't know the name at all but a few titles ring a bell, particularly 'Julie, do you love me', so I presume he made some impression in Britain too.

I wasn't a fan of David Cassidy and the like so maybe that's why I missed this one!

Interesting all the same; I like to read the facts behind the success of 'stars'.

Ann


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Gypsy Rose Lee 9 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Ann. I always thought that Bobby had one of the best voices it is great that he got a whole new career when his musical one ended but I think he could have gone a lot farther in music.


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bravewarrior 9 months ago from Central Florida

I forgot all about Bobby Sherman! I used to watch Here Come the Brides. I had such a crush on him! I think it's cool that he became an EMT when his teen idol days were behind him.

Rasma, you have a habit of bringing some of my favorite memories back to life. Thank you for doing so once again.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 9 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

You welcome Shauna. Glad this brought back pleasant memories.

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