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P.J. Proby, born James Marcus Smith on 6 November 1938, is a singer, songwriter, and actor noted for his voice and his theatrical portrayals of Elvis Presley, plus interpretations of modern standards in the vein of Tom Jones. Until 1961, he used the name Jett Powers.

The stage name P.J. Proby was suggested to him by a friend named Sharon Sheeley (Eddie Cochran's girlfriend) who remembered the name of an old high…

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  • P.J.Proby is the best singer ever! I know he's had his ups & downs & doesn't appeal to everybody but I'm talking about his VOICE! He's a brilliant singer of every type of song. I went to see him in April this year in Nottingham & he was amazing!! 75 years young & non stop onstage for 2 hours 10 minutes. He's absolutely unique & to us fans he's a LEGEND.....when will the rest of the pop music world see that also??
  • P.J Proby BRILLIANT...
  • I guess a cover of "Good Fortune" is out of question, right?
  • He broke the mold. Just a Fantastic Singer and showman
  • Uncle Proby
  • Listen to his version of Bowie's Heroes.
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-12345629 For shame!
  • Saw P.J.Proby 5 times in 2004 when he toured the East Coast of Australia. Every show he put on was fantastic. I play his music every day. Can't stop thinking about him. Would definatley go and see him again next time he's in Australia. Please come back to us P.J.
  • Saw this guy in concert last night in Eastbourne as part of The Sixties Gold concert,and he put on a cracking performance. Keep up the good work old fella !!!
  • hold me :D

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