Bob Manning (pop singer)

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Bob Manning (1926-1997) was an American singer who was popular in the 1950s.


Born Manny Levin in 1926, he first gained notice as Ziggy Elman's vocalist after first touring with local bands and singing on local radio stations.[1] He recorded for MGM Records with Elman and also with Art Mooney.[1] He had hits as a soloist after signing to Capitol Records[1] His stepson is Barry Gordon.[1]


  • Lonely Spell (1955, Capitol)
  • Our Wedding Songs (1958, Everest)
  • Tommy Alexander Presents His Golden Trombones (1958, Everest; Manning on four tracks)

Hit singles[edit]

Year Single US Chart position label catalog #
1953 "The Nearness of You" 16[2] Capitol 2383 [3]
"All I Desire" 27[2] Capitol 2493[3]
1954 "Venus De Milo" 29[2] Capitol 2694


  1. ^ a b c d Vera, Billy (2000). From the Vaults Vol. 4: Love Letters (CD). Hollywood: Capitol Records. p. 7. 
  2. ^ a b c Pop Memories 1890-1954. Joel Whitburn. 1986. Record Research Inc. p. 293. ISBN 0-89820-083-0
  3. ^ a b Abrams, Steven and Settlemier, Tyrone Capitol 2000 - 2500, numerical listing discography Online Discographical Project. November 1, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2011.