11 Songs, 29 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This hopelessly handsome pinup with the cleft chin and kid-next-door countenance had legions of girls swooning in the late ’60s and early ’70s. His tenor was honeyed and wholly inoffensive—a bit like Glen Campbell—and his choice of songs sparked innocence in an era wrought with a seemingly unending war and failing hippie utopia. What makes Sherman's career remarkable was that he appeared unsullied by the times. Sherman rose from a backup singing/dancing gig on the mid-’60s show Shindig to a breakout role the TV series Here Come the Brides—and then this 1969 debut album. The hit single (the Jimmy Webb–ish “Little Woman”) sold more than a million copies. The tune, like all here, featured lush Wrecking Crew–aided pop arrangements (by Al Capps), often fortified with strings and horns. Sometimes there are country-esque turns (“Rainy Day Thoughts”) or languid lounge pop (Bacharach-David’s chest-swelling “This Guy’s in Love with You”). Happy surprises include the cover of Bob Dylan’s “One Too Many Mornings” and Sherman’s own psych-out finisher, “Time.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

This hopelessly handsome pinup with the cleft chin and kid-next-door countenance had legions of girls swooning in the late ’60s and early ’70s. His tenor was honeyed and wholly inoffensive—a bit like Glen Campbell—and his choice of songs sparked innocence in an era wrought with a seemingly unending war and failing hippie utopia. What makes Sherman's career remarkable was that he appeared unsullied by the times. Sherman rose from a backup singing/dancing gig on the mid-’60s show Shindig to a breakout role the TV series Here Come the Brides—and then this 1969 debut album. The hit single (the Jimmy Webb–ish “Little Woman”) sold more than a million copies. The tune, like all here, featured lush Wrecking Crew–aided pop arrangements (by Al Capps), often fortified with strings and horns. Sometimes there are country-esque turns (“Rainy Day Thoughts”) or languid lounge pop (Bacharach-David’s chest-swelling “This Guy’s in Love with You”). Happy surprises include the cover of Bob Dylan’s “One Too Many Mornings” and Sherman’s own psych-out finisher, “Time.”

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About Bobby Sherman

Sporting a winning smile and fashionably shaggy hair, Bobby Sherman was a genuine teen idol during the late '60s and early '70s. Sherman first surfaced as a regular on ABC-TV's mid-'60s rock spectacular Shindig!, then co-starred on the warmhearted program Here Come the Brides. He stormed the pop charts as a vocalist in 1969-70 with the well-produced "Little Woman," "La La La (If I Had You)," "Easy Come, Easy Go," and "Julie, Do Ya Love Me," all four songs credited as million sellers on the Metromedia label. The hits stopped abruptly in 1972, and today Sherman mostly works behind the scenes in television. ~ Bill Dahl

  • ORIGIN
    Santa Monica, CA
  • BORN
    July 22, 1943

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