Bob Beckham

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Bob Beckham
Birth name Robert Joseph Beckham
Born (1927-07-08)July 8, 1927
Stratford, Oklahoma, United States
Died November 11, 2013(2013-11-11) (aged 86)
Hermitage, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1958–1967
Labels Decca, Smash, Monument

Robert Joseph "Bob" Beckham (July 8, 1927 – November 11, 2013) was an American country singer from Stratford, Oklahoma. Beckham started his career as a child star in several films.[1]

Beckham, after a stint in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper during World War II, signed to Decca Records.[2] He scored two hit singles in the U.S., both released on Decca Records. "Just as Much as Ever" peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1959 (in early 1968 Bobby Vinton's cover peaked at No. 24), and "Crazy Arms" peaked at No. 36 in 1960. Beckham composed Vic Dana's 1963 chart entry "Danger". He later became the owner of Combine Records.[3][4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details
Just as Much as Ever

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country US
1958 "Tomorrow" Non-album song
1959 "Just as Much as Ever" 32 Just as Much as Ever
"Crazy Arms" 36
1960 "Mais Oui" 105 Non-album songs
"Nothing Is Forever"
"Meet Me Halfway"
1961 "Forget It"
"How Soon"
"Just Friends"
1962 "I Cry Like a Baby"
"Building Memories"
1963 "Footprints"
"Grabbing at Rainbows"
1964 "Helpless"
1965 "Slowly Dying"
1967 "Cherokee Strip" 73
"Lily White"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bob Beckham (1927 - 2013) Obituary". Legacy.com. November 12, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Died On This Date (November 11, 2013) Bob Beckham / Country Music Publisher". themusicsover.com. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Nashville Music Publisher Bob Beckham Passes". AllAccess.com. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Bob Beckham Obituary: View Bob Beckham's Obituary by The Tennessean". Legacy.com. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000