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Bobby Vinton

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Bobby Vinton

Source: Freebase

Stanley Robert "Bobby" Vinton, Jr. (born April 16, 1935) is an American pop music singer of Polish and Lithuanian ethnic background. In pop music circles, he became known as "The Polish Prince of Poch", as his music plays tribute to his Polish heritage. Known for his angelic vocals in love songs, his most popular song, "Blue Velvet" (a cover of Tony Bennett's 1951 song), peaked at No. 1 on the now renamed Billboard Pop Singles Chart. It also served as inspiration for the film of the same name.

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  • Birth name: Stanley Robert Vinton, Jr.
  • Born: April 16, 1935 (age 80) Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Genres: Pop, Lounge
  • Occupation(s): Singer
  • Instruments: Clarinet, oboe, saxophone, piano, drums, trumpet
  • Years active: 1959–present
  • Labels: Epic, ABC, Ahed, Tapestry, Curb
  • Website: www.bobbyvinton.com

Read more about Bobby Vinton at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Jo-An Anderson Fox, Talent Manager and Marketing Exec, Dies at 68
Billboard, 2019-09-26 05:28:37
Jo-An Anderson Fox, a Nashville-based talent and marketing executive who repped such singers as Johnny Mathis, Bobby Vinton, Perry Como, Jerry Vale,...

One Of The People Joan Rivers Wanted To Perform At Her Funeral Won't Be Able To Make It!
Perez Hilton Gossip, 2014-09-06 14:40:22
Looks like the outrageous funeral Joan Rivers had planned for won't come to fruition just as she had outlined. In addition to a Meryl Streep crying in five different accents at her funeral, Joan wanted Bobby Vinton to pick up her head and sing Mr. Lonely instead of a normal ...

Joan Rivers' Funeral Requests: Meryl Streep, Beyoncé Hair, Paparazzi & More
Entertainment Tonigh, 2014-09-04 21:42:00
As Melissa Rivers said in her final statement about Joan River’s passing, “Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."Lucky for us, Joan is helping us do just that with the troves of amazing comedy she left ...

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