Captain Kangaroo – Bobby Vinton Show Script with Notes
A script for the December 1975 episode of ”The Bobby Vinton Show” featuring guest star, Captain Kangaroo.
The Bobby Vinton Show (which aired from 1975 to 1978) was a successful half-hour variety show. Stanley Robert Vinton Jr. (born April 16, 1935), known professionally as Bobby Vinton, is an American singer and songwriter who briefly appeared in films.
As a teen idol he became known as “The Polish Prince”, as his music pays tribute to his Polish heritage. His most popular song was “Blue Velvet”, a cover of Tony Bennett’s 1951 song, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963 and number two in the UK in 1990. It also served as inspiration for the film of the same name. In 1964, Vinton had two number 1 hits, “There! I’ve Said It Again” (a number 1 hit in 1945 for Vaughn Monroe) and “Mr. Lonely”.
Billboard Magazine called Bobby Vinton “the all-time most successful love song singer of the ‘Rock-Era'”. From 1962 through 1972, Vinton had more Billboard number 1 hits than any other male vocalist, including Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. In recognition of his recording career, Bobby Vinton has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6916 Hollywood Blvd.