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  • Born

    18 January 1941 (age 76)

  • Born In

    Marianna, Jackson County, Florida, United States

Bobby Goldsboro (born 18 January 1941) is an American country music singer and composer. He was born in Marianna, Florida. When he was a teenager his family moved to Dothan, Alabama.

He left Auburn University after his second year to pursue a musical career. After three years playing guitar for Roy Orbison, he set out on a solo career in 1964. He soon had a Top Ten hit with his own composition "See the Funny Little Clown."

Other Top 40 hits from the 1960s include:

* "Whenever He Holds You"
* "Little Things"
* "Voodoo Woman"
* "It's Too Late"
* "Blue Autumn"
* "Me Japanese Boy I Love You"
* "Honey"
* "Autumn of My Life"
* "The Straight Life"

"Honey" was a Number One hit in 1968. In the early 1970s he had two more hits, "Watching Scotty Grow," and "Summer (The First Time)." From 1973 to 1975 he hosted the syndicated television variety series The Bobby Goldsboro Show. In the mid-1980's he retired from performing to produce children's entertainment.

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