On this day in Alabama history: Bobby Goldsboro was born in Florida

On this day in Alabama history: Bobby Goldsboro was born in Florida
Cover of Bobby Goldsboro album “Honey,” 1968. (United Artists Record, Kevin Dooley, Flickr)

January 18, 1941

Singer Bobby Goldsboro was born in Florida. Goldsboro moved to Dothan as a teenager and joined a high school band called The Webs, who later relocated to Auburn University for college. In 1961, The Webs joined singer Roy Orbison as a backup band for several shows, which turned into a three-year tour that included headlining with the Beatles for two weeks in England. Goldsboro left The Webs in 1964 in favor of a successful solo career that included 16 Top Forty hits, the chart-topping single “Honey,” which sold more than 1 million records, and the highly rated “The Bobby Goldsboro Show.” He was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1999.

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