Classic Tracks “Honey” ~ Bobby Goldsboro • Single: United Artist 50283 • Written By: Bobby Russell Honey, “is a song written by Bobby Russell. He first produced it with former Kingston Trio member Bob Shane. Then he gave it to Bobby Goldsboro who recorded it for his tenth album Honey. The song’s protagonist mourns his deceased lover, beginning with him looking at a tree in their garden, remembering “it was just a twig” on the day that they planted it together, then reflecting on their relationship before turning to the day “the angels came.” Bobby Goldsboro was one of the most influential singer/songwriters of our time. Goldsboro’s music, lyrics and performances have reached generations of fans since his start in the mid-sixties. Bobby Goldsboro was born in Marianna, Florida, January 18, 1941. His family moved to Dothan, Alabama while he was still in his teens, and Bobby went on to study at Auburn University, although he dropped out after his second year to pursue a career in music. Goldsboro eventually landed a job playing guitar in Roy Orbison’s backing band. During his three years with Orbison, he traveled all over the world and toured with the Beatles. As he branched out to a solo career, he became the opening act for the Rolling Stones on their first US tour. A series of flop singles for small labels preceded his first hit in early 1964 when he cracked the Billboard Top-10 States with “See the Funny Little Clown.” In the spring of 1968, Bobby recorded “Honey” (No. 1
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