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Bobby Vinton was a pop singer who generated 30 Top 40 songs in the 1960s and 1970s, and 24 of his albums made the Billboard Top 200.
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they generally undercut the popularity of gentle crooners like Bobby Vinton.
Nevertheless, Vinton continued to stay on the charts with songs such as "Please Love Me Forever" in 1967 and "I Love How You Love Me," which made Number One in 1969. Although he was still listed in many Top 20 polls for favorite male vocalists at the end of the 1960s, by 1971 his career had leveled off, and he had become a regular on the hotel and nightclub circuit. He bounced back in 1972 with covers of old songs such as "Sealed With a Kiss," which had been a hit for Brian Hyland in 1962.
Epic began to regard Vinton as a fading star, and the singer ended his 13-year pact with the company to sign a new contract with ABC Records. Much to Epic's dismay, Vinton brought ABC a gold record in 1974 with the Top Ten single "My Melody of Love," which included some lines in Polish. His popularity again bolstered, Vinton got his own syndicated television series, The Bobby Vinton Show, which remained on the air from 1975 to 1978.
No longer a teen idol but retaining the loyalty of former teen fans who had since grown up, Vinton became known as "The Polish Prince" due to the musical homage he paid regularly to his family's heritage. Vinton stayed active performing in Las Vegas, oldies concerts, and other venues during the 1980s. While other stars who were his peers during his early days as a pop sensation had long faded from the scene, he managed to stay active and retain a loyal following.
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