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He was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in music from Duquesne University.
A Monday night TV special Bobby did for CBS drew higher ratings than
Monday Night Football
He is proficient at many of the instruments in big-band movie and plays them in his shows, including piano, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, drums and oboe.
The David Lynch movie
is inspired by and named after Bobby’s 1963 #1 hit of the same name.
He discovered his first hit single “Roses Are Red (My Love)” in a record label reject pile. The song spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
His number one hit “Mr. Lonely” is the basis for the Akron hit song “Lonely”.
His father, Stan Vinton, was a popular bandleader in the Pittsburgh area.
He served in the US Army
He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame, at 6916 Hollywood Blvd.
He formed his first band at 16 and earned enough money for college playing in Pittsburgh area clubs.
He co-starred in two of John Wayne’s movies,
The Train Robbers
He has a bachelor’s degree in Musical Composition
He has his own theater in Branson, Missouri called “The Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet Theatre
Throughout his career he has sold more than 75 million records.
He attended, and graduated from, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
His son Robbie portrayed his father in the movie
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