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Okay, it's time to share our teenage celebrity crush. 

I had several. However, today I'm going to share the one I had the BIGGEST crush on.

And that was...Bobby Sherman (an American singer, actor and songwriter who became a teen idol in the late 1960s and early 1970s). 

Do any of you remember him, or even know who he is?

Here, take a look...
He was referred to as a heartthrob, which was very true. I mean, he certainly made my heart throb.

I used to play his 45's on the record player in my bedroom while burning patchouli incense and dancing the latest moves, imagining that he was singing to me. LOL!

Here are a few more photos. I thought he was such a cutie patootie!
Back in the '60s and '70s, wall posters were very trendy. And I was soooo envious of my female cousins who used to have posters of Bobby Sherman in their bedrooms. I wanted one so bad, but all the boys my age at that time had posters of athletes, The Rolling Stones, Woodstock, Cheryl Tiegs and Farrah Fawcett. 

Nope, I wanted a poster of this guy...


However, I didn't know how to explain to my parents why I wanted a poster of a heart-throbbing teen idol hanging on my bedroom wall. 

Back then, there was no internet or social media platforms; therefore, the only way I could see Bobby Sherman was either on television or secretively thumbing through a Tiger Beat magazine in Grants department store...


Bobby Sherman also co-starred in a television comedy western series in 1970, entitled: Here Come the Brides...


The show was labeled as "mediocre" and only lasted two seasons. But I didn't care because it had BOBBY SHERMAN in it!!!!

Many years later, I spotted Bobby Sherman on various talk shows, and he seemed so down-to-earth, sweet, and genuine. For all his popularity and success, it didn't seem to faze him. You got the sense that he knew there was more to life than being a celebrity. 

In 1992, Sherman switched gears to pursue a career in public safety. He became a police officer and the chief medical training officer of the Los Angeles Police Department. And it was reported that he didn't take a paycheck for that gig. He did it to help others.

His last concert date was in 2001.  

Then in 2011, Bobby married his second wife, Brigitte Poublon. Together, they created the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation, which provides financial assistance to families who cannot afford to send their children to school. This assistance includes; school fees, uniforms, shoes, food, and supplies. It also provides motivated students in Ghana with a high quality education and music program, providing tools to pursue higher education.

So yes, I had a big 'ole crush on Bobby Sherman. And is it any wonder? Not only handsome but he's also a heck of a guy.

I leave you with this video clip of Bobby Sherman singing one of his 1969 hits, "Little Woman." And notice the 1960's style clothing - leather vests, neckerchiefs, love bead necklaces, and bell-bottom pants. ALL of which I wore. LOL!


Have a fantabulous rest of your week, everyone! 

Peace ☮, Love 💗, and Bobby Sherman 👦

- Okay, now it's your turn. Please feel free to share your teenage celebrity crush. Don't be shy!

28 comments:

  1. Ron, I didn't know Bobby Sherman but you're right, he's a cutie cutie patootie! I Love his dark hair and blue eyes. And I'm envisioning you in your bedroom burning patchouli incense and dancing to his 45's! I'm too young to have experience 45 records, but I've seen them in vintage stores for sale. Do people even have record players anymore?

    My BIG TIME celebrity teenage crush was Bruce Willis in 'Moonlighting' (as David Addison) with Cybill Shepherd (as Maddie Hayes). They had such great chemistry. I have the series on DVD and will still watch binged-watch it.

    Fun post, Ron! Enjoyed the video clip too!

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  2. It’s funny that I’ve heard of Bobby Sherman, but never knew much about him besides the Julie song which people used to sing to me in elementary school and I HATED it! Lol, so not a fan of Bobby Sherman! Bahahaha! But those are good memories for you, Ron. Loved the Tiger Beat rags, back in the day.

    I remember having a crush on David Cassidy in third grade and then Shaun Cassidy when I was an early teen. They were both so cute!! I was obsessed with watching The Hardy Boys so I could see Shaun each week. I also had one of his albums and it came with a poster that I hung on the back of my door.

    I’m interested in reading the other comments! Fun post, Ron. Enjoy your week! XO

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  3. Ron, I LOVE THIS POST!!! And of course I know Bobby Sherman, you and I are of the same generation. And I remember his western-themed television show too! Interesting to read about how his life changed as he got older. What a wonderful foundation he and his wife created. He does sound like a heck of a guy!

    I had many celebrity crushes when I was a teenager. My top two were, Tom Jones and Cat Stevens. I used to watch Tom Jones on his television show, This is Tom Jones, and loved how the women in the audience would go crazy screaming for him. They also would hand him their handkerchiefs to wipe the sweat off his face, and then he would hand it back to them and they would scream even more. Lol!!!!!

    I also had a crush on Cat Stevens. I loved his voice and I thought he was so damn cute. I still listen to his music that I stream. Hearing his songs brings back such wonderful memories. Isn't it something how music transports you to another time?

    Oh and by the way, I also burned incense when I was a teen, strawberry. I had an incense burner in my room and incense that came in cones, remember those?

    Really enjoyed this post, Ron! Brought back GREAT teen memories! XO

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  4. Morning Candice!

    isn't he a cutie? Me too, I love the contrast of his dark hair and bright blue eyes.

    "I'm too young to have experience 45 records, but I've seen them in vintage stores for sale. Do people even have record players anymore?"

    Yes, they still do sell record players/turntables. They made a big comeback many years ago. I used to have a TON of records (LP's and 45's) which I tossed out when I made my move from Florida back to the Northeast because at that time, records were becoming ancient. Back then, music was offered on either tape or CD's. I really wish I hadn't tossed them because there is something really cool about playing music on records.

    "My BIG TIME celebrity teenage crush was Bruce Willis in 'Moonlighting' (as David Addison) with Cybill Shepherd (as Maddie Hayes). They had such great chemistry. I have the series on DVD and will still watch binged-watch it."

    OMG, wasn't that show FAAAAAAAAABULOUS? I remember watching it in the 80's. And I agree with you, Bruce Willis was a hottie in that show. He's still cute!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a great rest of your week!

    X

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  5. "....besides the Julie song which people used to sing to me in elementary school and I HATED it! Lol, so not a fan of Bobby Sherman! Bahahaha!"

    OH MY GOD, that's right!!! I totally forgot about his song, 'Julie'!!! It's no wonder you're not a fan, having people singing it to you in elementary school - "Julie, Julie, Julie do ya love me?" Bwhahahaha!

    And if you look at the photo I posted of Tiger Beat magazine, you'll notice the price on the upper left-hand side, 35 cents, can you believe that?!?! Now magazines cost almost TEN freakin' dollars!

    "I remember having a crush on David Cassidy in third grade and then Shaun Cassidy when I was an early teen. They were both so cute!! I was obsessed with watching The Hardy Boys so I could see Shaun each week. I also had one of his albums and it came with a poster that I hung on the back of my door."

    LOVE it!!!!! And I too thought David Cassidy was a cutie. I used to watch him on 'The Partridge Family' every week. And yup, I also remember 'The Hardy Boys; show with Shaun Cassidy.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your crushes, my friend. And I hope you're feeling better!

    X

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  6. Hellooooooooooooo there, Elaine!

    Yup, I had a feeling (being that the two of us are so close in age) that you would remember Bobby Sherman! Isn't it wonderful about the foundation he and his wife created? I just discovered that while I was doing some research about his life for this post. I had no about the foundation, but it's really awesome.

    " I used to watch Tom Jones on his television show, This is Tom Jones, and loved how the women in the audience would go crazy screaming for him. They also would hand him their handkerchiefs to wipe the sweat off his face, and then he would hand it back to them and they would scream even more. Lol!!!!!"

    Yes! Yes! Yes! OMG, I clearly remember that happening on his show. The women in the audience went WILD for him! In fact, practically the whole audience were women.

    Cat Stevens! I loved his version of 'Vincent', it was so beautiful. His voice has such a unique sound. And I agree, music is one of the most powerful memory invokers. Also, scent.

    "I had an incense burner in my room with incense that came in cones, remember those?"

    I SURE do!!!!! And I had those as well as the incense sticks! I also had strawberry incense.

    Thanks soooooooooo much for stopping by and sharing your teenage crushes, my friend. Loved reading about them! Have a fabulous rest of your week!

    X

    P.S. Doesn't this cooler weather feel amazing? It almost feels like spring or fall.

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  7. "I used to play his 45's on the record player in my bedroom while burning patchouli incense and dancing the latest moves, imagining that he was singing to me. LOL!" Ron, that cracked me up! And I can see why you had a crush on Bobby. VERY cute! I love looking at photographs from previous generations and seeing how the styles have changed. But in a way, they don't. They eventually reinvent themselves in future generations. I've definitely seen people wearing similar style clothing now, as worn by Bobby in the 1969.

    Alright, my major celebrity crush I had when I was in my late teens was on Rob Lowe! I went to see his movies repeatedly. My two favorites were 'About last night' and 'The Outsiders'. I still watch them. And to me, he is still very attractive. Did you see him in 'Behind the Candelabra'? He was so good as Liberace's the plastic surgeon.

    Fun post, Ron! It's so interesting to read what other people share about their crushes.

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  8. Hi Ron, Happy Summer! Loved Bobby, Donny and David Cassidy of course but my crush was Vince Van Patten. So cute, good actor, tennis player and clise friends with Farrah Faucett!! Great memories, loved the video!

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  9. Yes, Ron, VINCENT is one of my all-time favorites. He sings it so well! I have his greatest hits CD. And yes, I still have a CD player. LOL!

    The weather has been incredible. I can't believe it's almost the end of June and it's this cool. But I have a feeling the heat will be back BIG time!

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  10. Hi, Ron. Yes, I knew who Bobby Sherman was way back but wasn't a fan. Didn't not like him, but he was older so I had other crushes. I'm pretty sure my cousin gave me an album of his for my birthday one year (as well as Billy Joel's 'The Stranger') but probably didn't listen to it like I did the Joel one. She wasn't sure of my musical tastes, probably just knew they were popular artists. I went thru a lot of musical stages anyway. I was totally into the Osmonds for a while, so I guess Donny would be my main young pre-teen, young teen crush. I remember seeing them at the Allentown Fair, maybe '76? I met his mom Olive, and got her autograph. I kinda remember taking a picture out of the program, maybe of him on a horse, and having a big button made and then telling some of my 5th grade classmates that he was my boyfriend. Ha! A couple were probably jealous, and others knew I was a liar! I didn't care, he was dreamy! And, WOW, could he sing, and dance, and just be wonderful all over the place. I met him many years later and mentioned that concert and meeting his dear mom. He was just so sweet and gracious and said he remembered playing that fair. I got a few pictures, but didn't try to pass him off as my boyfriend that time.
    So I still play albums occasionally! My daughter gave me a little record player a couple years ago and it's fun to play a couple. And I still love incense. Patchouli was always my fav, actually have some in my candle drawer, but it's sometimes a bit too strong for me these days so don't burn it too often.
    It was nice to read that Bobby Sherman worked for the public, and also started the children's foundation with his wife. Excellent!

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  11. Yes, he certainly does sing it so well. I also love Jane Oliver's version. And me too, I STILL have a CD player. And I can also play my CD's desktop computer. I have a shelf in my apartment with just my CD's (and DVD's).

    I'm going to enjoy this cooler weather because I know it's going to turn around and get all hot and humid again. UGH! But it's so unusual for it to be this cool in late June.

    X

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  12. Helloooooooooooo there, Daniel!

    Isn't Bobby cute? Love his dark hair and bright blue eyes.

    "I love looking at photographs from previous generations and seeing how the styles have changed. But in a way, they don't. They eventually reinvent themselves in future generations. I've definitely seen people wearing similar style clothing now, as worn by Bobby in the 1969."

    I totally agree, styles do come back and reinvent themselves in future generations. And me too, I have definitely seen people wearing 60's and 70's style clothing now. I mean, there are only so many ways to design clothes before you have to take from the past and alter it a bit. I love vintage clothing. I'm very attracted to the 40's and 50's.

    "Did you see him in 'Behind the Candelabra'? He was so good as Liberace's the plastic surgeon."

    Yup, I SURE did and I LOVED it! Rob Lowe was amazing as Liberace's plastic surgeon. In fact, it took me a minute to even realize it was Rob Lowe.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Daniel! And for sharing your teenage crush.

    X

    P. S. yes, Rob Lowe is still attractive. To me, he looks better with some age on him.

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  13. *waving*

    Hellooooooooooooooo Laurel! It was so great to see your comment, my friend!

    OMG...YES....VINCENT VAN PATTEN!!!! What a beefcake hottie!!!! And you're right, he was not only a good actor, but a great tennis player as well. In fact, the whole Van Patten family was so talented ( Dick Van Patten, Joyce Van Patten, and his brother, James (also cute).

    And I didn't know he was close to Farrah Fawcett, so thanks for sharing that.

    Isn't video fun?

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Happy Summer to you! And let's talk soon. Text me and let me know your schedule.

    X

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  14. Hey there, Mary!!!

    OMG, I freaking LOVE Billy Joel's 'The Stranger' album. In fact, it's my very favorite of his because the whole album is faaaaaaaabulous!

    " I was totally into the Osmonds for a while, so I guess Donny would be my main young pre-teen, young teen crush. I remember seeing them at the Allentown Fair, maybe '76? I met his mom Olive, and got her autograph."

    WOW...that is so COOL, you met his mon, Olive! I too enjoyed the Osmonds. I use to watch the 'Donny and Marie' show!!

    "I kinda remember taking a picture out of the program, maybe of him on a horse, and having a big button made and then telling some of my 5th grade classmates that he was my boyfriend. Ha! A couple were probably jealous, and others knew I was a liar! I didn't care, he was dreamy! "

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha! That's HILARIOUS. And sound like something I would do too!!!!!

    I once read a blog post that someone posted who had met Donny on a flight going to Utah, and they mentioned that he was super nice - like you said, sweet and gracious. And it's so nice to hear stuff like that because you never know how celebrities are on and off camera.

    Me too, I still burn incense that I get at Whole Foods, It's from India and smells soooooooo good - very earthy and warm. I especially enjoy it during the cooler/colder months.

    I know, isn't it awesome about the children's foundation that he and his wife started?

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, neighbor. Hope you're enjoying your summer!

    X

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  15. Me as well, Ron. I'm like, IS THAT ROB LOWE?!?! It actually looked as though he had plastic surgery for the role. His physical transformation was astonishing.

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  16. What a FUN post, Ron! Golly, those teen years seem so very far in the past now, don't they, but reading about everybody's crushes brings them all back.


    I can see how Bobby Sherman would be a favorite of yours -- those gorgeous blue eyes and that floppy mop of hair were just so captivating. I've had a LOT of favs over the years -- from Robert Redford and Jimmy Connors to David Cassidy and Leonardo DiCaprio. I saw Elvis in one of his later concerts, and even though he'd gotten large, his voice was still magical. Oh, and I saw Van Cliburn play piano in concert, and I was pea-green over his HUGE hands (that was when I was playing piano more regularly). So yes, there have been many -- I guess I wasn't loyal to any one, ha!


    Thanks for a great way to reminisce, my friend. Now that you've got me thinking about teen crushes, I could probably list a half-dozen more. How fickle we were! xx

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  17. His transformation sure was astonishing, Daniel! And from what I read in an article, he said that it was very uncomfortable, particularly the brow lift that they simulated through prosthetics. He said it gave him migraines.

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  18. Ron, I do remember Bobby Sherman and yes he was very cute, but not one of my favorites for no special reason except timing perhaps. That said, I enjoyed learning more about him and how he transitioned after his teenage popularity years pased by.

    As for my favorites, while I'm just a little older then yourself and my pre-teen favorites included Paul Anka, Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon and Fabian. And, while I enjoyed them, I never had any posters or bought fan magazines, which were way less costly years ago as you noted. In high school, my favorite group was definitely the Beatles and Paul McCartney was my favorite.

    Thanks for such a fun post, as always.

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  19. Awesome! Looking forward to catching up with you! X

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  20. "Golly, those teen years seem so very far in the past now, don't they, but reading about everybody's crushes brings them all back."

    You're right Debbie, they sure do! And for me, it seems like only yesterday.

    "...from Robert Redford and Jimmy Connors to David Cassidy and Leonardo DiCaprio."


    Oh YES to ALL of those! And I really like how Leonardo DiCaprio has aged. I think he looks even better with some "age" on him. His is such a handsome man.

    " I saw Elvis in one of his later concerts, and even though he'd gotten large, his voice was still magical."


    WOW...that's INCREDIBLE! And do you know what's ironic? I just recently watched a documentary on Elvis, in which Priscilla shared so many wonderful things about him. She was so sweet about it.

    "Oh, and I saw Van Cliburn play piano in concert, and I was pea-green over his HUGE hands (that was when I was playing piano more regularly). "

    I just googled a photograph of Cliburn to get a look at his hands, and you're right, they were HUGE! And how wonderful that you got to see him play!

    So true, how fickle we were with our teen crushes. I had MANY!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Have a faaaaaaaaabulous rest of your week and weekend!

    X

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  21. Helloooooooooo there, D!

    " I enjoyed learning more about him and how he transitioned after his teenage popularity years pased by."

    Me too! In fact, I discovered so many things I never knew about him until I researched the internet while putting this post together. Seems like such a nice guy. Very genuine.

    ".... my pre-teen favorites included Paul Anka, Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon and Fabian."

    GOOD ones, D! And I definitely remember each one of them. I always loved the sound of Paul Anka's voice. I remember his TV commercials for Kodak film, singing, "Times of you Life."

    Love the Beatles too. My favorite was Ringo Starr!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing you teen crushes. I so enjoyed reading about them!

    Have a great rest of your week and weekend!

    X

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  22. Oooooo, Ron...what a fun post! My two BIGGEST celebrity crushes were Tony Danza and Jeff Conaway from 'Taxi'. And I also enjoyed later in his career when Tony Danza was on 'Who's the Boss'. Oh my god, he was a combination of cute and sexy!!! And I still think he's sexy!

    Bobby Sherman was before my time, but I can see WHY you had a crush on him, he's adorable! His eyes are gorgeous. LOVED the video clip you share too. You can tell he was very comfortable singing in front of a crowd because he was so friendly and warm with the audience members. Love the clothing styles back then.

    That cover of Tiger Beat magazine made me LOL!

    Hope your week is going well. I am so looking forward to the weekend, I've had a very trying week at work. xoxo

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  23. Hola Denise!

    You and I have very similar celebrity crush tastes because I thought Tony Danza was so sexy and so adorable in 'Who's the Boss'. I liked Jeff Conaway too, but not as much as Tony. Tony had the "Italian" look that I like. And he also had the Brooklyn, NY accent which I love. And you're right, he's still a hottie!

    I agree, Bobby Sherman seems so at-ease and comfortable with the audience members. He just comes off as such nice guy and very approachable.

    Isn't that Tiger Beat magazine a hoot? And did you notice the price? 35 cents!!!! I never bought one, but I used to look through them when I was in a Grants department store, not far from where I lived.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Hope your weekend is relaxing and peaceful after your trying week.

    X

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  24. When I was in high school, Keanu Reeves was my big time celebrity crush. And now that he's older, I think he's gotten even better looking. Age has added a whole other attractiveness to him. I feel that way about Leonardo DiCaprio too.

    And I can see WHY you liked Bobby Sherman, he's a cutie. I cracked up at your commentary about how you wanted a post of him in your bedroom.

    Thanks for sharing your celebrity crush and your humor, Ron!

    P.S. who was one of your other celebrity crushes, you said you had many?

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  25. Hello there, Clair!

    "When I was in high school, Keanu Reeves was my big time celebrity crush. And now that he's older, I think he's gotten even better looking. Age has added a whole other attractiveness to him. I feel that way about Leonardo DiCaprio too."


    I'm with you, I think that BOTH Keanu Reeves and Leonardo DiCaprio have gotten more attractive with age. Like fine wine, they've gotten more delicious. LOL!!!! I noticed that with DiCaprio when I saw him in The Aviator and The Great Gatsby.

    My other teenage celebrity crushes were William Holden and Cary Grant. I thought they were so attractive. I used to enjoy watching their movies when I was a kid with my mother. In fact, I still have a few of their films on DVD that I watch every so often.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Clair. And you have GREAT taste!

    Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!

    X

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  26. Ron, my BIGGEST teen celebrity crush was Winona Ryder. I had such the hots for her! I don't think I've seen every movie she's made, but MOST of them for sure. Not only do I think she's beautiful, but she's incredible talented. And I also love the sound of her voice. It's so soothing. One of my favorite movies with Winona is Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' because as you know, I love anything GOTH. Like you do. The cinematography in that film is a work of art!

    My girlfriend and I watched the clip of Bobby Sherman and thought is was so great! We both like anything vintage, so we enjoyed seeing the style of the 60s.

    Very enjoyable post, dude. Love your sense of humor!

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  27. Oh Matt, I LOVE Winona Ryder too!

    "And I also love the sound of her voice. It's so soothing."

    100% agreed! She's got such a distinct and soothing voice. I remember thinking that when I saw her in the movie, 'Little Women.' And you're right, she's talented and beautiful. And I really admire her body of work and how diverse it is.

    "My girlfriend and I watched the clip of Bobby Sherman and thought is was so great! We both like anything vintage, so we enjoyed seeing the style of the 60s."

    Aren't the 60's styles so cool? And being that I was a teenager in the 60's, I just HAD TO HAVE all the clothes. I even had a medallion necklace that I worn with my bellbottom jeans. LOL!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Matt! Have a faaaaaaaaaabulous week!

    X

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