18 January 1941, Marianna, Florida, USA. Goldsboro first came to prominence as a guitarist in Roy Orbisons touring band in 1960. His major chart breakthrough for the as a solo singer for the United Artists Records label occurred in 1964 with the self-penned US Top 10 hit See The Funny Little Clown. During the mid-60s, he also enjoyed minor US hits with such compositions as Whenever He Holds You, Little Things (a UK hit for Dave Berry), Voodoo Woman, Its Too Late and Blue Autumn. His international status was assured in 1968 with the elegiacal Honey, a Bobby Russell composition, perfectly suited to Goldsboros urbane, but anguished, vocal style. The song dominated the US number 1 position for five weeks and was arguably the most unlucky single never to reach number 1 in the UK, twice reaching the number 2 slot, in 1968 and 1975. Goldsboro enjoyed further hits in the...
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