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Bobby Goldsboro Biography
Bobby Goldsboro is an American pop and country singer-songwriter, guitarist, painter, and television producer. He is best known for his hit song “Honey” which is one of a select few singles to reach No. 1 on both Hot 100 (five weeks) charts and Billboard magazine’s country (three weeks).
Bobby Goldsboro Education
He attended Dothan High School where he graduated in 1959 and later enrolled at Auburn University. After his second year, Goldsboro left college to pursue a musical career. From 1962 to 1964, he played guitar for Roy Orbison.
Bobby Goldsboro Career
His solo career picked up steam with the top ten hit “See the Funny Little Clown” which reached No. 9 on the U.S. national charts in early 1964. The single sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc.
In 1966, Goldsboro recorded “It’s Too Late” with “Too Many People” on the B-side. Although he was not a prolific performer of dance music, both songs were huge hits on the Northern soul scene in Great Britain and were played extensively.
In 1968, he released his biggest hit “Honey”, a tearjerker about the death of a man’s lover. The song became the largest-selling record in the world for 1968. The song topped the Hot 100 for five weeks, reached number two in the UK Singles Chart on two separate occasions (1968 and 1975), and was a number one single in Australia. It also became his first country hit.
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His song “Summer (the first time)”, a 1973 reminiscence about a 17-year-old boy’s first sexual experience with a 31-year-old woman, was a Top 25 hit in the U.S. and it reached number 9 in the UK.
From 1973 to 1975, he hosted the successful syndicated television variety series The Bobby Goldsboro Show. In the 1990s, Goldsboro composed the music for the CBS situation comedy Evening Shade.
In 1995, he created the fifty-two episode of The Swamp Critters of Lost Lagoon a children’s television series. He was the one that voiced all the characters, wrote all the scripts, and played all the musical instruments.
Bobby Goldsboro Age | How Old Is Bobby Goldsboro
He was born on January 18, 1941 in Marianna, Florida, United States. He is 77 years old as of 2018.
Bobby Goldsboro Wife
Bobby has been married twice. He is now married to Dianne Goldsboro, an actress best known for The Swamp Critters of Lost Lagoon (1995) and It’s Your Bet (1969). The couple tied knot on April 11, 1985 and together they have a daughter born on December 10, 1974.
He was previously married to Mary Alice Watson from 1962 – 1982. The two had met while Goldsboro was on a spring break from Auburn University. After Mary Alice,s graduation, the two married on November 11, 1962.
The couple divorced in 1982 in a bitter divorce that almost ruined Goldsboro’s image as a clean-cut all-American boy.
Bobby Goldsboro Paintings
Goldsboro is an accomplished oil painter. His paintings are purchased by fans and art lovers. Bobby and his wife, Dianne often donate paintings and giclee prints to charities for fund-raisers.
What Happened To Bobby Goldsboro | Bobby Goldsboro Today | Bobby Goldsboro Now
Goldsboro is now concentrating on painting. His work now hangs in galleries in Naples, Arizona and Wyoming and also does commission work. He is now considered to be one of the premier wildlife artists in U.S.
Is Bobby Goldsboro Still Alive
He is still alive and there has not been any rumors about his death or his health condition.
The Very Best Of Bobby Goldsboro
The Very Best Of Bobby Goldsboro is an album by Goldsboro released in 2007 on EMI label. The album has 24 songs including his great hits ‘Honey’, and ‘Summer (The First Time).
Bobby Goldsboro Honey Album | Bobby Goldsboro Honey Cd
Honey is a studio album by American singer Goldsboro released in 1968 on the United Artists label. The album reached #1 in the US Country Albums chart, #5 in the US Pop charts and #41 in the Canadian charts. It was also certified Gold by the RIAA.
The album has 11 songs;
- Run to Me
- With Pen in Hand
- Pardon Me Miss
- Why Don’t You Believe Me
- Pledge of Love
- Little Green Apples
- Love Arrestor
- By the Time I Get to Phoenix
- Beautiful People
- A Woman
Bobby Goldsboro Albums | Bobby Goldsboro Cds
- Honey (1968)
- Solid Goldsboro Bobby Goldsboro`s Greatest Hits (2017)
- Summer (The First Time) (1973)
- “Today” (1969)
- It’s Too Late (1966)
- 24 Country Best (2018)
- We Gotta Start Lovin’ (1970)
- The Best of Bobby Goldsboro: Honey (1991)
- All-Time Greatest Hits (1990)
- Best Of, Vol. 1 (2005)
- The Very Best Of Bobby Goldsboro, Volume 1 (2007)
- Hits And More (2009)
- Best Of, Vol. 2 (2005)
- The Very Best Of Bobby Goldsboro, Volume 2 (2007)
- This Is… 1973 (2007)
- I’m Gonna Love You Till the End of Time (2016)
- Little Green Apples (2018)
- Best of 3: Lee Greenwood, Bobby Goldsboro, Ed Bruce (2014)
- This Is… 1968 (2008)
- Sailor – Hit Forty Fives (2016)
- Bobby Goldsboro at His Best (2013)
- Absolutely: Bobby Goldsboro (2014)
- Country No.1s Revisited (2009)
- New Versions (2017)
- The Best Of Laurie Records (2016)
- Jukebox Hits, Vol. 11 (2013)
Bobby Goldsboro Songs | Bobby Goldsboro Music
- Autumn of My Life
- Watchin’ Scotty Grow
- See the Funny Little Clown
- With Pen in Hand
- I’m a Drifter
- Broomstick Cowboy
- Blue Autumn
- Hello Summertime
- A Butterfly for Bucky
- Whenever He Holds You
- The Straight Life
- Me Japanese Boy I Love You
- Muddy Mississippi Line
- Little Things
- Brand New Kind of Love
- Glad She’s a Woman
- If You Wait for Love
- If You’ve Got a Heart
- The Cowboy and the Lady
- Me and the Elephants
- Goodbye Marie
- Pledge of Love
- It Hurts Me
- California Wine
- It’s Too Late
- Voodoo Woman
- Hello Loser
Bobby Goldsboro Greatest Hits
Bobby Goldsboro Honey
Honey is a song written by Bobby Russell. He first produced the song with former Kingston Trio member Bob Shane. He then he gave it to Goldsboro, who recorded it for his 1968 album of the same name, originally titled Pledge of Love.
Bobby Goldsboro Autumn Of My Life
Bobby Goldsboro With Pen In Hand
Bobby Goldsboro Muddy Mississippi Line