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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Bob Engemann born 19 February 1936

 

Robert Philip Engemann born February 19, 1935, Highland Park, Michigan.Died January 20, 2013
Provo, Utah.
 
Bobby attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he met Jim Pike, a singer who, later, would also be a member of The Lettermen. Bobby served a stint in the U.S. Air Force, and spent two years serving as an LDS missionary in Minnesota. In 1959 Bobby became a founding member of The Lettermen, the #1 "adult contemporary and romantic group of all time," according to Billboard Magazine. This phenomenal group enjoyed 20 hit singles, 46 consecutive hit albums, 9 gold albums, five Grammy nominations, sold well over $100 million worth of records and with top hits such as "The Way You Look Tonight," "When I Fall In Love," "Theme From a Summer Place," and "Goin' Out Of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off of You."
 
  
 
The Lettermen captured the hearts of young lovers throughout the world. In 2001, The Lettermen were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, along with The Four Freshmen, The Bee Gees, and others.
 
In 1961, Bobby married Betty Irene Crail in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. Bobby and Betty enjoyed years of traveling the world with The Lettermen for concert tours, forging lifetime friendships and creating lasting memories. Bobby's family was his first priority. He loved spending quality time with his children, coaching youth sports, and attending practices and games to cheer on his family. He was an avid athlete himself, leaving baseball behind to follow his singing career. However, he was a family man and wanted to spend more time at home with his wife and their four children. As a result, during late 1967 Engemann left the Lettermen and sold his interest in the group to the other two members. He was replaced by Gary, Jim Pike’s younger brother.
 
Bobby began producing records and music for Capitol Records, United Artists Records and Hanna-Barbera television productions, producing stars such as Cheryl Ladd, Kurt Russell, Josie and the Pussycats and Scooby Doo. He also founded Independent Recorders, Inc. in Los Angeles, where hit records by such artists as The Beach Boys, Paul Anka, Mac Davis, Bobby Gentry, and Olivia Newton John were produced. Bobby fondly remembered those days as creative and exciting times.
 
In 1977, Bobby and Betty moved from Studio City, California, to Provo, Utah, to join his Alma Mater—BYU—as a Development Officer, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds for the University's major building projects and academic programs. Over the years, he kept his vocal talents sharp by singing with several performing groups, including Reunion, with former Lettermen Jimmy Pike and Ric De Azevedo of the famous King family, as well as Star and Galaxy.

 
 Bobby Engemann was originally one of the producers of the Utah's Stars and Friends show, and helped bring together the exciting group of performers for the first production. However, he died on January 20, 2013 of complications from a recent surgery. The producers of the show decided to include a special tribute to Bobby as part of the premiere performance.
(Info from Utah stars & friends,com)

1 comment:

boppinbob said...

For The Lettermen – Jim, Tony And Bob (1962) go here:

http://filesflash.com/6gn6lubh

01 – Let it Be Me.mp3
02 – I Willl Love You.mp3
03 – Love Me Tender.mp3
04 – Michael.mp3
05 – Summer’s Come and Gone.mp3
06 – A Tree In the Meadow.mp3
07 – Silly Boy.mp3
08 – I Told the Stars.mp3
09 – When You Wish Upon a Star.mp3
10 – Lonely Little Girl.mp3
11 – Unchained Melody.mp3
12 – Again.mp3

For The lettermen - A song For Young Love (1962) go here:

http://filesflash.com/id27c5bn

01 – A Song For Young Love.mp3
02 – I’ll Be Seeing You.mp3
03 – Smile.mp3
04 – It Happened Once Before.mp3
05 – When I Fall In Love.mp3
06 – The Way You Look Tonight.mp3
07 – Come Back Silly Girl.mp3
08 – Valley High.mp3
09 – In The Still Of The Night.mp3
10 – Dreamer.mp3
11 – There’s Got To Be A Girl.mp3
12 – Blueberry Hill.mp3

A big thankyou to San Jose 72 for these links.