WBA Hall of Famer Bob Barry ruled Milwaukee's airwaves in the '60s and '70s. He interviewed the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Dolly Parton, Sophia Loren, Gregory Peck, Dick Clark, Cher and many more. If a band or musician came to town, he met them with a microphone. Barry has collected remarkable recordings of these encounters which he’s now sharing with the public. SUBSCRIBE! Apple Podcasts | Spotify | SoundCould | YouTube | TuneIn | Stitcher | Google Play Music | Pocketcasts | RSS

Bob Barry’s Unearthed Interviews Podcast: Bobby Vinton

Bobby Vinton was the most successful love song singer of the rock era from 1962-1974.  His hits included “Roses Are Red,” “Blue Velvet,” and “Mr. Lonely.” He also appeared in films and on TV. He had the Blue Velvet Theatre in Branson, Missouri until 2002. Bobby was always a fun interview, whether backstage, in the studio, on the phone, or on top of a billboard. On this day Bobby Vinton joined me in the WOKY studios. He was promoting his latest record and was determined to teach me how to speak Polish.

The photo taken in the Annex Bar across the street from the WOKY studios on Sherman Boulevard and Fond du Lac Avenue in Milwaukee. We had done my program from a billboard on Capitol Drive and Port Washington Road. On a 90-degree day and needed a beer. You should have seen the looks on the faces of the patrons when they saw Bobby walk in.

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