Bobbi Martin

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Bobbi Martin
BobbiMartin ForTheLoveOfHim.jpg
Bobbi Martin on the "For The Love Of Him" album cover
Background information
Born (1943-11-29)November 29, 1943
Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Died May 2, 2000(2000-05-02) (aged 56)
Baltimore, Maryland
Genres Pop, Country, Adult Contemporary, Easy Listening
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1960s–1990s
Labels Coral Records

Bobbi Martin (November 29, 1943 – May 2, 2000) was an American country and pop music singer, songwriter, and guitarist. She grew up and began her singing career in Baltimore, working her way up from local venues onto the national nightclub circuit.

Martin recorded for Coral Records for several years before releasing her debut album, Don't Forget I Still Love You.[1] The title track was a hit in the U.S., peaking at No. 2 on the Easy Listening (adult contemporary) chart and No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] A follow-up single "I Can't Stop Thinking of You", first introduced on the nationally televised Dean Martin Show won her the Cashbox Disc Jockey Poll as Most Promising Female Vocalist of 1965. While popular at nightclubs in Miami Beach, New York, Las Vegas and Puerto Rico, and on TV appearances with the Jackie Gleason, Tonight, and Dean Martin Shows, it would be 5 years before she scored another hit with "For the Love of Him", from the album of the same name. This song went to No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and No. 13 on the Hot 100.[2] The singer charted many smaller regional, Bubbling Under Hot 100 and Easy Listening chart records up to 1972.

Martin died of cancer on May 2, 2000[3] at the Brighton Wood Knoll medical facility in Baltimore. Martin had one daughter, Shane Clements.

Discography[edit]

  • Don't Forget I Still Love You (Coral Records, 1964) U.S. No. 127[4]
  • Harper Valley P.T.A. (United Artists UAS 6668, 1968)
  • For the Love of Him (United Artists UAS 6700, 1969) No. 45 Country
  • With Love (United Artists UAS 6755, 1970) U.S. No. 176[4]
  • Have You Ever Been Lonely (Vocalion VL 73906, Compilation, 1970)
  • Tomorrow (Buddah Records, 1971)
  • Thinking of You (Sunset, SUS-5319, 1971)

Hit singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions
US US
AC
US Country
1964 "Don't Forget I Still Love You" 19 2
1965 "I Can't Stop Thinking Of You" 46 9
"I Love You So" 70 16
"I Don't Want To Live (Without Your Love)" 115 21
"There Are No Rules" - 29
1966 "Don't Take It Out On Me" 119
"Oh, Lonesome Me" 134 64
1968 "Harper Valley PTA" 114
1970 "For the Love of Him" 13 1
"Give a Woman Love" 97 17
1971 "No Love at All" 123
"Tomorrow" - 32
1972 "Something Tells Me" - 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Review of Don't Forget I Still Love You. Allmusic
  2. ^ a b Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  4. ^ a b Billboard, Allmusic.com

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