Sunday, February 10, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Robert Goulet

Artist:Robert Goulet
Song:If Ever I Should Leave You
Album:Robert Goulet's Greatest Hits

Robert Goulet made his name performing in the 1960 Broadway musical Camelot. Though he never had a hit single with If Ever I Should Leave You, it was his signature song. It's likely that if Goulet had come around in the early 50s he would have had a lot of chart success. But Rock & Roll ruled by 1960. He was born Nov. 26, 1933 in Lawrence, MA. His parents were French Canadian. When his father died, the family moved to the northern Alberta town of Girouxville and then Edmonton so Goulet could study music. Then he received a scholarship to the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. A 1952 appearance on the CBC TV talent competition Pick The Stars led to other CBC appearances including the Canadian version of Howdy Doody with William Shatner. Goulet moved to New York and won the role of Lancelot in the 1960 Broadway production of Camelot. The role made him a star and he performed If Ever I Should Leave You on The Ed Sullivan Show. He signed a record contract with Columbia Records in 1962 and won the Best New Artist Grammy. His biggest hit single My Love, Forgive Me reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965. But his albums did very well to an older audience through the mid-60s. You can get all his hits on this budget comp. Goulet was a regular on TV, in films and especially on stage. The stage seemed to be his first love. Robert Goulet was named to the Canadian Walk Of Fame in 2006. He died on Oct. 30, 2007 at age 73. Here's Robert Goulet performing If Ever I Should Leave You on The Ed Sullivan Show 1960.

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