Groovy Teen Idol Bobby Sherman
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Way before there was a Justin Bieber or even a Justin Timberlake, there was a teen idol named Bobby Sherman! In the late 60’s and early 70’s, teenage girls had his poster on their walls, lunches in their Bobby Sherman lunch boxes and his records on their record player. At the height of his career, Sherman had a hit series, hit singles and millions of teen girls who bought magazines like Sixteen or Tiger Beat in record amounts whenever he was on their cover.
Robert Cabot Sherman, Jr. made his TV debut on “Shindig” after getting the attention of a Hollywood agent at a cast party with his girlfriend at the time in 1964. Sherman had been asked by Sal Mineo to sing with his old band at that Hollywood party which was full of famous actors and agents. “Shindig” was a prime time rock-n-roll show that lasted from 1964 to 1966.
He appeared on an episode of “Honey West” and on “The Monkees”. His singing career took off in 1968 when he starred on the series, “Here Comes the Brides”. He received gold records with “Hey, Little Woman” “Julie Do Ya Love Me?” and “Easy Come, Easy Go”. He toured throughout the U.S. and the world to sellout crowds of mostly screaming young teenage girls from the late 60’s to the mid 70’s. The screaming by the young women was so loud that it caused Bobby to have hearing loss.
After the cancellation of ”Here Comes the Brides” in 1970, he did a huge number of guest appearances on popular television shows like “The Mod Squad”, “Emergency”,The Partridge Family”, “The Love Boat” and “Murder, She Wrote” (to name but a few).
Along with being a Captain on the Los Angeles Police Department, teaching CPR & First Aid and a Sheriff on the San Bernadino Police Department, he has also been producing for television, directing commercials and recording for others in his home studio in recent years. In 1998, after a 25-year absence, Bobby was part of "The Teen Idol Tour" with Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits and the late Davy Jones of The Monkees. Bobby Sherman was ranked #8 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" and has various charities that he has organized over the last few years with his wife.
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