Monday, April 7, 2008

Fun Monday - # 31 - Your FIRST Celebrity Crush

Goodness, gracious !!
This is going to be soooooooooo embarrassing ! (but lots and lots of FUN)

Jo at JoBeaufoix is our hostess this week and what a great topic she picked!

Her assignment was:

“I want to know about your first ‘celebrity’ crush. You know, the one you fancied from that band, or that film, or who read the news, or who won Gold at the Olympics.
Did you have their pictures on your wall or in your locker?
Did you dress like them, style or colour your hair like them, follow them, meet them, marry them? (It could happen.)
Photos of THEM would be good, photos of YOU at the time you liked them would be even better.
Also, if you have time, I’d like to know whether they had any influence over your life, the person you became, or if they were just an embarrassing blip you would kind of rather forget about.”

Drum Roll, please .....

Are any of you out there OLD enough to remember this heart throb?

When I was in middle school - he was the man !! I only had two of his albums but I listened them to them all the time (notice, that I said albums? that's vinyl for those of you who know of nothing but cassettes and CDs). I proudly hung the album covers (and the posters that came with them) on the wall of my bedroom.

Here Comes Bobby


(This album cover folded out so that it showed his entire body)

With Love, Bobby


OH, and I still have these albums, just no record player to play them on !!

I don't remember most of his songs except for JULIE, DO YOU LOVE ME?

After checking out YouTube (which I still can't seem to embed), a couple more all of sudden sounded familiar !!

Like, Little Woman and Easy Come, Easy Go (this video clip is from a much older Bobby !)

And, I must not forget ... Bobby Sherman played Jeremy Bolt on Here Comes The Brides

Of course, he sang the title song "Seattle" for that show ....

So, where is Bobby now?

Bobby has fathered 2 sons and has found a respectable niche as a medic/policeman in Southern California.
He has served as Captain on the LAPD, teaching CPR & First Aid and most recently as Sheriff on the San Bernadino Police Dept.

AND ... he has his own foundation.

And, if the above hasn't been embarrassing enough ... here I am in the summer of 1974 !

Make sure that you go visit Jo - I guarantee it will be worth your time !!


mjd said...

Booby Sherman seems to be a favorite of the Fun Monday crowd. At one time, my hair looked like yours except I had to iron my mine to make it straight.

mjd said...

Oops, make that Bobby Sherman. That really was mistyping on my part and not some commentary on the object of your affection, who is a very handsome man.

Alison said...

great picture of your hair!! that is interesting to see where he is now..I didn't know that.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

He's a new one on me....*goes off to Google*

Jo Beaufoix said...

Wow, he is a very popular choice. Thanks for the clips, and the photo of you is lovely.
Thanks for playing too, and have a fabulous day. :D

ChrisB said...

I've come across him on another post but I don't think I recall him ever in UK charts.

Lavonne said...

He looks nothing like he did how many years ago??I do remember him and I remember a couple of the others you listen to back them.
Man I must be telling myself something if I remember back then.

Faye said...

Ah, I remember your hairstyle and envied the girls who had that lovely long hair. Have you come across the Fun Mondayer who actually married a fair look alike for Bobby Sherman?

lisa marie said...

Sounds like he's made a good life for himself. And he's giving back. :)

swampy said...

Bobby Sherman was quite popular today...
That long hair is beautiful...along with the gal who owns it.

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

I can't believe so many of us chose Bobby Sherman. I thought sure I was the only Bobby-lover. AND no!! NLM does NOT look like Bobby now... Bobby has hair!!

Pamela said...

I thought he was huggable, too. In the SEattle show, I didn't like the girl that was chosen for him. Was it because I was jealous -- I don't know. I just wanted to send her bck to Petticoat Junction or wherever she came from. (:

SJ said...

Um, well. That's great! I have no idea who that is.....

But I'm 19 years younger than you so it's fair, right?

And mjd's first comment, or slight of the tongue rather just made my night.

((Booby Sherman - HA!))

dawn said...

I do recognize the name from back then, but I wasn't all that into the celebrity scene. It is so interesting he didn't stay with the whole celebrity thing and is doing a community based career. Love the photo of you also.

nikki said...

Bobby Sherman is a popular choice this week!

Julie said...

My first crush was Rick Springfield - and pathetically I still adore him.

Look how pretty you were - and still are I might add!

CPA Mom said...

I have never heard of Bobby Sherman...but I did have vinyl records! My first was Foreigner Four. My first crush was Shaun Cassidy. LOVED HIM. Also Parker Stevenson (Hardy Boys, anyone)?

Your picture - so beautiful!