Bobby Sherman: From Teen Idol To Modern Day Saint- An Exclusive Interview With The Iconic Singer


Meet Bobby Sherman and Brigitte Sherman

Singer Bobby Sherman was a high school football star when Hollywood A-Listers Jane Fonda and Natalie Wood discovered him at a party in the mid-’60s. They asked him to sing at the party, and while he did so reluctantly, after that Jane Fonda arranged a meeting with a talent agent for him. That meeting  proved to be the start of an incredible career that lasted many years and made him famous right around the world. In today’s episode Bobby Sherman is joined by his wife of 25 years, Brigitte. Together the pair share their incredible stories both as individuals and as a couple.

Let's rewind and talk about how it all started

Bobby was offered a regular gig on the teen music show Shindig where he quickly established himself as a star. He did 26 weeks on the show but as his newfound fame grew though, it quickly became his nightmare. There was no time for him to have a life of his own. He worked seven days a week in different cities and states, often falling into bed late at night, on his own and exhausted. He was doing so well that he was offered to do a series for ABC television. He became an actor and one thing led to another. His popularity exploded and his records all went platinum.

"I was doing great, and I had no idea what I was doing".

He just kept going and going and going. The fans (especially the young girls) loved him and the 25,000 letters he received a week proved it. Bobby says he was totally overwhelmed with being in the spotlight like this  but thinks it was the success of the comedy TV series ‘Here Come the Brides’ that really consolidated his fanbase. It was then that he began being referred to as a  teenage idol, and he wasn’t sure if he resented that term or not. In Bobby’s words, “I was doing great, and I had no idea what I was doing”

Bobby’s stint on the TV show also elevated his music career. He had seven Top 40 hits between 1969 and 1971, including ” Easy Come, Easy Go” and “Julie, Do Ya Love Me.” At the same time, his face was all over, from lunch boxes, fan magazines, posters, and assorted merchandise.

Julie, Julie, Julie do you love me?

While Bobby had become the pinup boy for millions of adoring girls all over the world, he was living the life of a recluse, unable to go out for fear of being recognised and mobbed. He had very little of a social life himself. His inherent shyness only adding to his reticence to attend parties and the like. Natalie Wood and Jane Fonda were the girls he most idolised, because he already knew them. He did go out on the occasional date but refused to form long lasting friendships with anyone because he moved around so much. He was always working.

Meanwhile, Brigitte Poublon, a poor refugee from Indonesia was 13 years old when she first saw Bobby Sherman on American Bandstand. She didn’t think much of him other than he was pretty cute. She could never have imagined marrying him!

From singing sensation to medic for the LAPD

It all caught up with Bobby in the end and he pulled the plug on his burgeoning career. He had always wanted to be a child psychologist. Had loved working with kids since he was a child and decided then to turn his attention to becoming a medic.  The LAPD heard about him and his abilities as an EMT, and as an instructor. So Bobby joined the police force, went through the whole process of the academy and  became a police officer, but also became an instructor. So he would teach new officers their first aid and their CPR. He simply wanted to help people.

Bobby’s manager got a call one night from a man asking what it would take to get him Bobby to turn up at a 40th birthday party of a lady that this man was dating. It was a surprise birthday party and Bobby was only supposed to be pop in for 20 minutes. Bobby ended up staying for the entire party and holding hands with the birthday girl for the duration. That lady was Brigitte and Bobby and Brigitte became an item and married in 2010.

Brigitte and Bobby both love helping kids

Together, Brigitte and Bobby Sherman founded the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation in 2011. The  Foundation is a Ghana-based youth centre dedicated to blending music and education together to provide children in Ghana with quality education and the tools needed to succeed. Their goal is to prepare and motivate children to continue their education after high school and to allow them to experience the magic of expressing themselves through music. The Foundation is still going strong and relies on donations from people around the world. If you’d like to give to this worthy charity simply send donations  to

Says Bobby, “that wasn’t how we connected, but that was one of the things that connected us and kept us going so that we could help kids out there. The Foundation is still going strong.”

This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. Cathy Crisanto

    Thank you Bobby and Brigitte for doing what you do! Ps. I have had a crush on him for just as long, I am greatful that he has a beautiful woman like you Brigette.🙂

    1. Nancy

      Thank you for this interview. You are such a major talent .I didn’t follow your career when I was younger , but I really enjoy watching you on old t.v. reruns, and records. God bless you and your wife and kids.

  2. Christine


    1. Brenca

      Wow Christine, jealous MUCH

      Next time you “feel” like exhibiting a puerile tantrum, hold it for the count of two.

      If you still “feel” the need to express blatant jealousy on a public forum, save it for school. Teacher might give you a brownie.

    2. J. Angelilli

      So nasty for NO reason!

      1. Trudy Derevage

        I loved Bobby Sherman so much when I was a young girl. All it took was for me to hear and see him perform “Julie Do You Love Me.”❤️ I was hooked! I’m so glad you and your lovely bride found each other and so touched by all you do for Children❤️ Continued happiness, love and joy for you both!!💕

  3. Debbie Maxfield

    It was so good to listen to Bobby and his wife. I have to admit that I was one of his thousands of fans!! I still have his albums and until recently had all the 16 and Tiger Beat magazines with him in it.

  4. JoMama

    Interesting video but how can he and Bridgette have been married 25 year when they got married in 2010?

    1. Sandy

      My bad. They must’ve been together for 25 years. Apologies.

    2. Schmooter


  5. Darlene Silvestri

    Who would have ever thought that when I was 66 years old I’d be listening to an interview with Bobby Sherman and still loving it and him of course! This was so much fun to be able to listen and hear some of his songs too. When it comes to Bobby Sherman I don’t think I’ll ever grow up! Thank you to Sandy Kaye for reaching out to Bobby and Brigitte for this wonderful interview! Stay well to all of you.

    1. Sandy

      my absolute pleasure

  6. Donna

    I’m 66 and still listen to his records regularly. I have the HCTB dvd set. He and his wife are good people, for sure.

  7. J. Angelilli

    I was one of the teenagers that absolutely adored Bobby Sherman! Me and all the girls on block would gather around the one color television set on the block to watch Here Come the Brides! I was just a kid and Bobby was my very first Tiger Beat crush! I would save up my lunch money to buy the teen magazines with the best posters of Bobby Sherman! I had them all taped on the back of my bedroom door because I wasn’t allowed to have the pictures or the magazines either! A different time indeed. My older sister promised to take me to see Bobby in concert, I think it was December of 1969 or maybe January of 1970. I can’t remember the exact date because my dad died the day after Christmas in 1969 and my sister forgot about the tickets and bought me Bobby’s album instead. I never got another chance to see him in person. In a twist of fate, I learned that Bobby became a paramedic and I grew up to be an emergency services dispatcher! We worked in different states though, but I was still tickled by that coincidence. God bless you Bobby and your wife and sons too!

  8. Sue

    This was not his first marriage, who was his first wife and child ? I remember she had blond hair and it was kept a secret until she had their baby. I remember because I was a preteen and I was sad because I had such a crush on him

    1. Lisa

      His first wife was Patty, a brunette and they had two sons before divorcing. She later married David Soul, but they divorced too.

  9. Robin ODONNELL

    Always enjoyed his music. I saw Bobby in concert in Chicago, probably early 70’s. Wonderful to hear he found his calling to help people.

  10. Floyd

    What about Sherman’s reported sexual relationship with Sal Mineo?

  11. Floyd

    And his relationships with men?

  12. Floyd

    How tall?

  13. Mike Barer

    Sounds like this man was so grounded, he didn’t let fame and his fall from fame effect his life negatively. This man is a true rock star of an individual.

  14. Cathy A Wallace

    Interesting life…..things about Bobby Sherman I never knew!

  15. Tom Pernice

    There are songs that are tied to a bygone, simpler era, like one’s childhood. Easy Come, Easy Go takes me back to the 6th grade at Immaculate Conception in Jamaica, New York. I would give anything to recapture what I once took for granted, if for only a day. Thank you Bobby and Brigitte for the memory.

  16. Jackie Edinburgh

    I was a Bobby Sherman fan at 13. In fact, for my 13th birthday (1970) my mother bought me a Bobby Sherman concert ticket when he came to Colorado Springs. I was among those in the first rows. He would come up to edge of the stage and the girls would run up to the stage and he would walk from one end of the stage to the other with his hand outstretched, touching the tips of our fingers. I went home and told my mother, and she said, “I guess you’re never going to wash your hand again, huh?” A great memory!

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