1964 Bobby Goldsboro – Whenever He Holds You
Bobby Goldsboro was born in a small town near the Florida Panhandle. His family moved to Alabama when he was still in high school. He attended Auburn for a brief time before dropping out to pursue a career in music. That career had a great start in the early sixties when Bobby started playing guitar in Roy Orbison’s band.
Bobby began writing and singing his own songs and released singles on five different record labels in 1962 and 1963 before starting a long-term relationship with United Artists Records.
He released his first record that charted higher than #70 on the Hot 100 in late 1963. Bobby wrote See The Funny Little Clown, and the record peaked at #9 on the Hot 100 in early 1964. It was the first of five singles that Bobby released that sold over a million copies.
His next single also came from The Bobby Goldsboro Album in 1964. Bobby wrote Whenever He Holds You and the single stalled at #39 on the Hot 100. Fortunately, the record also reached the Adult Contemporary Chart and peaked at #13 there.
Bobby had four more minor top forty singles before he released Honey, a song written by Bobby Russell. The single landed at the top of the Hot 100, the Adult Contemporary Chart, and the Country chart. It even topped the Irish chart and reached #2 in the UK.
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