Bob Manning (pop singer)

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

Biography[edit]

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]

Albums[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  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.