April 16, 1935 in Canonsburg
Canonsburg, PA, United States
Stanley Robert "Bobby" Vinton, Jr. (born April 16, 1935) is an American singer and songwriter. In pop music circles, he became known as "The Polish Prince of Poch", as his music pays tribute to his Polish heritage. Known for his angelic vocals in love songs, his most popular song, "Blue Velvet" (a cover of Tony Bennett's 1951 song), peaked at number 1 on the now renamed Billboard Pop Singles Chart, and number 2 in the UK in 1990. It also served as inspiration for the film of the same name.