Robert Cabot Sherman Jr. (born July 22, 1943) is an American singer, actor and occasional songwriter, who became a very popular teen idol in the late 1960's and early 1970's. He had a series of successful singles, notably the million-seller "Little Woman" in 1969. Sherman mostly retired from music in the 1970s for a career as a paramedic and later as a police officer.
Sherman graduated in 1961 from Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California. He attended Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California. Sherman developed his interest in music when at the age of 11 he learned to play the trumpet. As time went on he learned to play 16 different instruments.
In high school he played football and joined a band where he discovered his passion for singing.
In 1962, Sal Mineo kind of took Sherman under his wing and wrote two songs for him as well as arranging for Sherman to record the songs, then in 1964 when Sherman was asked by Mineo to sing with his old band at a Hollywood party. The party included many agents as well as actors to whom he left a strong impression. From there he found an agent and then a part on the ABC television show Shindig. That show lasted two years, 1964 - 1966 with him as a regular cast member and house singer. .
During that time Bobby made several records with Decca and another smaller label, and landed in all the teen magazines, but it did not seem to catapult his career. Sherman's luck changed drastically early in 1968 when, out of hundreds of actors, he was cast in the role as the bashful, stammering logger, Jeremy Bolt, in the television series Here Come The Bridesfor ABC.
Sherman released 107 songs, 23 singles and 10 albums between 1962-76. In his recording career he earned seven gold singles, one platinum single and five gold albums. He had a career total of seven top 40 hits. In 1969, he signed with Metromedia Records. In May 1969 they released the single "Little Women", which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and spent nine weeks in the top 20.
In 1998, after a 25-year absence, eager fans flocked to see him in concert as part of "The Teen Idol Tour" with Peter Noone, Davy Jones and later Micky Dolenz in 1999. He did his last concert as a solo performer on August 25, 2001 in Rhode Island. Sherman has retired from public life except for an occasional corporate or charity event.
This album released in 1969 has the following songs on it: Little Woman, Rainy Day Thought, Seattle, One To Many Mornings, A Time For Us, Sounds Along The Way, This Guy's In Love With You, Love, Land Of Make Believe, Bluechip and Time.
This album sounds good but shows some wear.