Top Songs of 1963; #18

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was “Blue Velvet” by Bobby Vinton. The song was written n 1950 by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris. Originally recorded in 1951 by Tony Bennett. Bobby Vinton’s version hit the top of the Cash Box and Billboard Hot 100 charts for the weeks of Sept. 15 – Oct. 5. It would be just one of Bobby’s top songs. in fact, e had more #1 records than any other solo male artist.

Bobby was born to a musical family. His father was a band leader. Bobby started his first band at age 16. His first hit song in 1962 was “Roses Are Red (My Love).” Bobby is especially known for his love songs. He owned, and performed at the Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet Theatre in Branson, Missouri until 2002. He continues to tour and does occasional shows in Branson. See his website for a long bio, and tour dates.

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