Bobby Sherman (b. July 22, 1943) is a singer, songwriter, actor, and former teen idol who became famous during the late 1960s and early 1970s. His long string of hits includes such Gold-certified pop classics as "Little Woman" (1969), "La La La (If I Had You)" (1969), "Easy Come, Easy Go" (1970) and "Julie, Do Ya Love Me" (1970). The handsome pop star also co-starred in the comedy Western TV series, "Here Come The Brides," and made many other TV appearances over the years as either an actor or performer.
He was born Robert Cabot Sherman Jr. in Santa Monica, California and raised in Van Nuys. He learned to play the trumpet at age 11, eventually progressing to an astounding 15 other musical instruments, and took up singing while in high school. He began recording in 1962 for Starcrest and was a protege of Sal Mineo who wrote and produced two of Sherman's earliest songs. Mineo was also instrumental in Sherman's landing a position on "Shindig!" as the show's house singer from 1964-1966. During that time, Sherman recorded several singles on Decca and other labels and began appearing on the covers of various teen magazines. He launched his acting career in 1965 with his portrayal of a kidnapped singer in an episode of the TV series, "Honey West." Sherman's fame as both an actor and pop star took off in 1968 when he won the role of Jeremy Bolt in ABC TV's "Here Come The Brides."
Bobby Sherman made his debut on the Pop/Rock charts in 1965 with "It Hurts Me," which became a minor hit. His long string of top pop hits began in 1969 with "Little Woman," which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became one of his signature songs. This smash was followed by "La La La (If I Had You)" (1969), "Easy Come, Easy Go" (1970), "Hey, Mister Sun" (1970), "Julie, Do Ya Love Me" (1970), "Cried Like A Baby" (1971), and "The Drum" (1971), all of which made the Top 40. Other hits included "Waiting At The Bus Stop" (1971), "Jennifer" (1971), and "Together Again" (1972). Sherman's final chart entry was a cover of the Neil Sedaka/Howard Greenfield-penned "Our Last Song Together" (1975). He also composed the music for the 1974 movie, "The Day The Earth Moved."
At the height of his commercial success, Bobby Sherman recorded actively and toured worldwide to sold-out audiences until the mid 1970s when he retired from music to begin a new career as a paramedic and later a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. He continued to act on and off through the 1980s, appearing in such TV shows as "Mod Squad," "The Love Boat," "Murder, She Wrote," and "Sanchez Of Bel Air," and played himself in an episode of "Frasier" in 1997. In 1988, Sherman began his career with the LAPD as a specialist officer, training police recruits in first aid, CPR, and other life savings techniques. He also became a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in 1999 with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, serving in the same capacity as with the LAPD. He is the recipient of many awards for his humanitarian work, and he founded the Bobby Sherman Volunteer EMT Foundation which supplies volunteer EMTs to community events. With his wife Brigitte, he also co-founded the Brigitte & Bobby Sherman Children's (BBSC) Foundation.
Although retired from the entertainment business and public life, Bobby Sherman's fan base remains very large and he still performs occasionally. Along with Peter Noone, Davy Jones, and others, he took part in "The Teen Idol Tour" in 1998, and he gave his last solo concert on August 25, 2001 in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
- The affable and kind-hearted Bobby Sherman discusses his early career beginnings and his transition from pop star to a life of service in an interview with the Tulsa World (May 18, 1997).
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- Cried Like A Baby 1971
- The Drum 1971
- Easy Come, Easy Go 1970
- Hey, Mister Sun 1970
- Julie, Do Ya Love Me 1970
- La La La (If I Had You) 1969
- Little Woman 1969
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