The Songs and Music of Bobby Goldsboro
Bobby Goldsboro became a very popular singer in the 60s and had a lot of great hits in the 60s and 70s. He’s an American pop and country singer and songwriter. Bobby came out with a really big number one hit which he is associated with “Honey” and this hit went on to sell over a million copies in the U.S. Bobby was no stranger to performing when he began his career since from 1962 – 1964 he played guitar for Roy Orbison.
Bobby Goldsboro’s career started off with a bang and a number top ten hit “See the Funny Little Clown”. This song was written by Bobby and after it hit the charts in 1964 it went on to sell over a million copies and received a gold disc. This terrific singer went on to have a total of 16 top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and on the country charts 12. His next two songs became very popular in the U.K. “It’s Too Late” and “Too Many People”. Then in 1968 Bobby came out with his greatest hit which is still played on the radio these days “Honey”. This song tore at the heartstrings and told the tale of a young man whose wife dies. This particular song was written by Bobby Russell. It became so popular that it sat on the Hot 100 charts for five weeks, even hit number one in the U.K. Singles Chart and became a number one single in Australia selling more than a million copies. Amazing as it might seem “Honey” even became Bobby’s first country hit.
Another great hit for Bobby Goldsboro was “Summer (The First Time)” which dates back to 1973 and became a Top 20 hit in the U.S. and number one the U.K. It went on to be voted the greatest summer song of all time in the history of England and told the story of a 17 year old boy finding pleasure for the first time in the arms of a 31 year old woman. A follow up to this song “Hello Summertime” reached number 14 on the charts in the U.K. in 1974.
Two other songs which I think are worth mentioning and touch the heart are “Autumn of My Life” and “Watching Scotty Grow”.
Bobby Goldsboro wrote the soundtrack for the CBS comedy Evening Shade in the 1990s. He created a children’s TV series The Swamp Critters of Lost Lagoon which had 52 series. Bobby did the voices of all of the characters, wrote the scripts and played all of the musical instruments on the series. Another of Bobby’s talents is painting and he is an accomplished oil painter. His paintings can be found in major art galleries and have been sold all around the globe. He also sells his paintings on his own website.
© 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee
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