BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #74: “ROSES ARE RED [MY LOVE}- BOBBY VINTON- JULY 14, 1962

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Billboard #1 Hits: #74: “Roses Are Red {My Love}- Bobby Vinton. July 14, 1962. #1 for 4 weeks. Released on Epic Records. Written by Paul Evans and Al Byron. Genre: Pop. Time: 2:38. B-side:”You and I” Grade:

Bobby Vinton- The Polish Prince was born and grew up in Canonsburg, PA- a suburb of Pittsburgh- Canonsburg also the home town of another pop singer even more famous- Perry Como. “Roses Are Red” was Vinton’s first hit song and it was a #1- the first of four #1’s Vinton would have in the 1960’s- the others being “Blue Velvet”, “There! I’ve Said It Again” and “My Lonely.”

Vinton first found “Roses Are Red” in the reject pile at Epic Records. He made it first as an R&B song than slowed it up- added strings and a choir and presto his first hit. Vinton from 1962-80 would have 44 Hot 100 hits-30 making the Top 40. While I am not a fan I admire his staying power on the charts- he survived The Beatles and The British Invasion and as late as 1974 still had a big hit ‘My Melody Of Love” #3.

 

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