Bobby Vinton is set to celebrate 40 years in the recording industry at The State Theatre tonight, June 9, at 8 PM.
Bobby Vinton has sold more than 75 million albums during his career and his songs are recognized as standards throughout the world.
In this full-stage musical gala, Vinton is joined by an orchestra and family members to sing songs including “Roses are Red,” “Mr. Lonely,” “Blue Velvet” and many more. It's a concert event that showcases Vinton's 40 years.
Tickets for Bobby Vinton, are $45/$40 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org.
About Bobby Vinton
A musician as well as a singer and actor, Bobby was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Pittsburgh), the son of a locally popular band leader, Stan Vinton. When he was a young boy, his parents encouraged him to study music, and at the age of sixteen formed his first band. The band played clubs around the Pittsburgh area and with the money he earned, Bobby helped finance his college education at Duquesne University. There he studied music and graduated with a degree in Musical Composition. While at Duquesne, he became proficient on all of the instruments in the band (piano, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, drums and the oboe). He recently received an honorary doctoral degree in music from his alma mater.
After a short stint in the army, Bobby and his band appeared on Guy Lombardo's "TV Talent Scouts". A subsequent four-week contract on that show landed him a contract with Epic Records, the label that released Bobby's first single, ROSES ARE RED, which began his extraordinary career as a vocalist. The record climbed to the #1 spot on the charts and eventually sold over four million copies. It included such songs as ROSES ARE RED, THERE I'VE SAID IT AGAIN, PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER, I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME, and of course MY MELODY OF LOVE. As a result of these and many more hits, Bobby was awarded over a dozen gold records and albums during his career and has sold over 75 million records. Over the past several years, Bobby has been honored by over one hundred national organizations and more than a dozen mayors across the United States for his unique contributions to the ethnic communities. He was invited to Poland as a guest of the government. As a tribute to his talents and community services the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce bestowed the ultimate honor upon Vinton--a bronze star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard.
For further information on Bobby Vinton, visit www.statetheatre.org and www.bobbyvinton.com