Bobby Vinton placed 47 singles on the BILLBOARD Magazine Hot 100, 1962-1980. He was also a rare easy listening/pop singer who had hits in the pre-Beatles era, the British Invasion era, and beyond.
Vinton was signed to the Epic label and had issued two unsuccessful albums of big band music. The label informed him they were dropping him from the label but Vinton insisted they owed him two more sides. And so Vinton recorded and Epic released “Roses Are Red (My Love)”
It reached the BILLBOARD Hot 100 June 9, 1962 and on July 14th, it reached the top of the charts. It would spend four weeks at number one.
The best was yet to come as 46 more singles and three more number one singles would follow.