Bobby Goldsboro

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals
Descriptive "tags": oldies 60s pop male vocalists soul Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

18 January 1941, Marianna, Florida, USA. Goldsboro first came to prominence as a guitarist in Roy Orbison’s 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’, ‘It’s Too Late’ and ‘Blue Autumn’. His international status was assured in 1968 with the elegiacal ‘Honey’, a Bobby Russell composition, perfectly suited to Goldsboro’s 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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