Flushing makes a date for classic crooner

December 14, 2013 by  

Famous 1960s crooner Bobby Vinton will appear this spring in Flushing, New York along with the Jimmy Sturr Orchestra. The performance will take place at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

It is one of three gigs lined up in the early part of 2014 for the singer, who will also give two performances in February in Florida, which is where he lives today,

Vinton formalized his reputation beginning in the early 1960s, continuing today with his robust portfolio of hits. Known for having ‘middle-of-the-road’ easy listening arrangements and ballads, Vinton’s music is still played on radio stations featuring golden oldies.

Some of his most well-known and popular songs include ‘Roses are Red (My Love)’, ‘Blue on Blue’, ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘Mr. Lonely’. ‘Blue Velvet’ became the signature song for the singer, while ‘Roses are Red’ became his first number one record in 1962. Three more hits were chart-toppers in the mid-60s as his reputation began to grow.

He added to his portfolio with a TV show series in the late 1970s, during which time he also toure through the cabaret circuit in cities across the country.

Poster printing is often ordered by musical promoters to communicate upcoming performances and concerts. Items printed can be hung across the region when the performer is appearing to create awareness and interest.

Bobby Vinton will appear on Sunday, March 16 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are priced at $45 and can be bought from the venue’s website.