Bobby Sherman





Robert Cabot 'Bobby' Sherman, Jr was born July 22nd, 1943 in Santa Monica, California and learned to play the guitar, piano, trumpet, trombone, French horn and drums while growing up. He eventually became proficient on sixteen musical instruments. He performed in high school shows and then went on to college to major in psychology. In 1962 Bobby became friends with actor Sal Mineo who wrote two songs and arranged for Sherman to record them. Two years later Mineo asked Bobby to perform at a Hollywood party where he made such an impression that he ended up signing with an agent. It wasn't long before Bobby was signed to the cast of TV's Rock 'n' Roll show, Shindig!, where he was a regular from 1964 to 1966. He began to write songs and found extra work as a record producer, but couldn't find a hit making formula. His career took a drastic upswing when he landed a role as Jeremy Bolt, a shy, stammering logger, in a new TV series called Here Comes The Brides. During the program's two year run, Sherman became a teen idol whose face constantly appeared in the teeny-bopper magazines of the day.

Now with the full support of the ABC network, Bobby's May, 1969 recording of a song called "Little Woman" shot up the Billboard Hot 100 until it reached #3 during an eleven week run in the Top 40. More hits followed with "La La La (If I Had You)" (#9 in 1969), "Easy Come, Easy Go" (#9 in 1970), "Hey, Mister Sun" (#24 in 1970), "Julie, Do Ya Love Me" (#5 in 1970), "Cried Like A Baby" (#16 in 1971) and "The Drum" (#29 in 1971). Sherman toured extensively throughout the world to sellout crowds of mostly youngsters from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. The screaming was so loud that Bobby was reported as suffering some hearing loss.

All the while he was also making frequent appearances on American TV shows like American Bandstand and Where The Action Is. A guest spot on a March, 1971 episode of The Partridge Family led to another ABC-TV series called Getting Together that Fall. Unfortunately the show's time slot was directly in competition with the highly successful comedy, All In The Family, and was canceled after just fourteen episodes. Sherman continued to show up on some of TV's most popular programs, including The Monkees, The Love Boat, Emergency, Fantasy Island, Lobo, Murder She Wrote and The Mod Squad. He also appeared in the 1982 movie, Get Crazy. In 1986 he was cast in the TV series Sanchez of Bel Air, which was dropped after just one season.

Bobby then settled back and worked occasionally as a producer, director, composer and now and again, a guest star. His autobiography, Bobby Sherman, Remembering You was published in 1996, and he toured the oldies circuit in the late '90s with Micky Dolenz and Peter Noone. Bobby did his last concert as a solo performer in Lincoln, RI on August 25th, 2001, then retired from public life, but still performed at corporate events and charity shows. Bobby went on to become a reserve officer with the L.A. Police Department and an unpaid medical training officer at the L.A. Police Academy.

The first season of Sherman's show Here Come the Brides was released on DVD by Sony Pictures on May 16th, 2006 and Here Come the Brides second season was issued on February 28th, 2012. Sherman had never officially received his Platinum record for "Julie, Do Ya Love Me" because Metromedia closed down its record division in 1974. That plaque was finally presented to him at a brief ceremony in the Summer of 2010. Over the course of his fourteen year recording career between 1962-1976, Bobby Sherman taped 107 songs, released 23 singles and 10 albums. He earned seven Gold singles, one Platinum single, and five Gold albums. He had a career total of seven Billboard Top 40 hits, four of which made the Top Ten.