Bobby Vinton

A pop crooner of lush, sentimental ballads in the 1960s and early 1970s, Bobby Vinton scored multiple hits, including several chart-topping tracks, with "Roses Are Red (My Love)," "Blue Velvet," "Mr. Lonely" and "My ... Read more »
Born: 04/16/1935 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

Bobby Vinton Live: Songs From My Heart 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Bobby Vinton: A Melody of Love 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Polish Americans 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Starathon '90 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Bobby Vinton Show 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The All-Star Salute to Mother's Day 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Bobby Vinton Show 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The Train Robbers 1972 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Big Jake 1971 (Movie)

Jeff McCandles (Actor)

The Perry Como Thanksgiving Show 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Surf Party 1963 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Gossip Columnist (TV Show)

Actor
Music (11)

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane 2013 (Movie)

("Sealed With A Kiss") (Song Performer)

Flushed Away 2006 (Movie)

("Mr. Lonely") (Song)

Bobby Vinton Live: Songs From My Heart 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Goodfellas 1990 (Movie)

("Roses Are Red") (Song Performer)

Scorpio Rising 1990 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Blue Velvet 1986 (Movie)

("Blue Velvet") (Song Performer)

Heaven Help Us 1985 (Movie)

("Blue Velvet") (Song Performer)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

("Please Love Me Forever") (Song Performer)

An American Werewolf in London 1981 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song Performer)

The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox 1975 (Movie)

("Lemon Drops, Lollipops and Sunbeams") (Song Performer)

Harlow 1965 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Biography

A pop crooner of lush, sentimental ballads in the 1960s and early 1970s, Bobby Vinton scored multiple hits, including several chart-topping tracks, with "Roses Are Red (My Love)," "Blue Velvet," "Mr. Lonely" and "My Melody of Love." Vinton's emotional delivery and preference for strings over rock instruments seemed to many like throwbacks to the postwar era, but while many traditional pop singers faded in the wake of the British Invasion, Vinton continued to land major hits well into the early 1970s. His career rose even further with the 1973 release of "My Melody of Love," which featured lyrics in English and Polish, and led to a popular variety series and steady work in Las Vegas and nightclubs for the next two decades. Though his days as a hitmaker ended in the mid-1970s, his body of songs remained in the public consciousness for decades, as evidenced by their use in such popular films as "Blue Velvet" (1986) and newer tracks like Akon's "Lonely" in 2005. Though never a critical favorite, Bobby Vinton was among the most successful pop singers of the late 20th century.

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Roses Are Red"

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