Tuesday, April 29, 2014

What Might've Been: The Bobby Goldsboro Show (1973)

In the 70's, almost every major pop star landed their own variety show. Some were successful (i.e Sonny & Cher, Bobby Vinton, Donny & Marie Osmond), while others have been unfairly forgotten.

Bobby Goldsboro was a regular on the Top 40, country, and adult contemporary charts in the 60's & 70's, and in 1973, he landed a self-titled, syndicated half hour show, which lasted 2 seasons. After having made guest appearances on the usual stops (i.e The Tonight Show), now Bobby was hoping to return the favor. The series served as an outlet for his classic hits, such as "Honey", "Watching Scotty Grow", and 1963's "See The Funny Little Clown", shown in the following video. The "10th anniversary" statue Bobby's sitting on represents the 10th anniversary of "Clown"'s original recording, and maybe Goldsboro's recording career.

Bobby Goldsboro's still active, but not as much in music as you'd think. He's also taken up oil painting, and created a children's series in 1995, for which he voiced all the characters. I'll have to locate that one down the road........

Rating: B.

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