November 6, 1938
Houston, Texas, United States
P.J. Proby (born James Marcus Smith, November 6, 1938) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He has also portrayed Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison in musical theater productions. The stage name P.J. Proby was suggested by a friend, Sharon Sheeley, who had a boyfriend of that name at high school. Proby recorded the singles "Hold Me", "Somewhere" and "Maria". In 2008, he turned 70 and EMI released the Best of the EMI Years 1961-1972. He still writes and records on his own independent record label, Select Records, and performs in the UK in Sixties concerts.
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P.J. Proby December 1, 2008
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