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Bertie Higgins


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Like his great great grandfather, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the German poet who penned “Faust”, Bertie Higgins is a storyteller. He was born Elbert Joseph Higgins of Portuguese, Irish and German descent and raised in the picturesque Greek community of Tarpon Springs, Florida. Bertie is an intellectual romantic who loves to paint story songs about living and loving in a tropical paradise.

His love songs explore the efforts of man trying to fathom the mystery and allure of woman. His fantasy songs deal with the beauty and sensuality of the tropics and his story songs combine past experiences and future hopes. The resounding theme throughout Bertie’s work: “Make the best of today lest tomorrow never comes”.

Bertie, who once supported himself as a sponge diver, began his career in show business at the age of twelve as a ventriloquist. He won top prizes in local talent contests and became a favorite at school assemblies and clubs around Tampa Bay. Two years later, a battered set of drums forced a career change and Bertie set off to follow the back beat heard around the world — Rock and Roll.

His first band played proms, homecoming dances and sock hops. After graduating Tarpon Springs High School, Bertie enrolled in St. Petersburg Junior College to study journalism and fine art, but the music continued to sing in his heart.


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  • karish12

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  • MXB2001

    "viklahiri who are bogie and bacall?" Google it, you're on the internet dumb-ass! :-)

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • dinhbang123

    Casablanca, memories...

    26 Aug 2012 Reply
  • karish12

    Tokyo Joe = Tokyo Joe = Tokyo Joe What A Great Ballad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    13 Jul 2011 Reply
  • karish12

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    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Nancyth

    Remembered for his lone Top Ten single, "Key Largo," a soft rock fantasy about living in a Humphrey Bogart film, Bertie Higgins was a professional musician who made the leap to solo performing in the early '80s. His 1982 debut, Just Another Day in Paradise, was actually a comeback of sorts -- it was the first musical venture he had undertaken since 1968, when he retired to his hometown of Tarpon Springs, FL, after the breakup of his group, the Roemans.

    30 Apr 2010 Reply
  • eveldo

    The smoothest mother fucker to ever cruise the earth.

    27 Mar 2009 Reply

    Humprey Bogart & Lauren Bacall,OLD school movies.

    26 Mar 2009 Reply
  • viklahiri

    who are bogie and bacall?

    4 Oct 2008 Reply
  • karish12

    tokyo joe great ballad no 111111111

    14 Jul 2008 Reply
  • LarkCGN

    Key Largo is fantastic!

    21 Aug 2007 Reply
  • karish12

    i got great song of bertie higgins Tokyo Joe !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    19 Jun 2007 Reply

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