Roses Are Still Red, Vinton Still Graces Stage At 76


Bobby Vinton
Seneca Niagara Events Center
Niagara Falls, NY
Saturday February 4, 2012
By Joseph Suto

 
The Seneca Niagara Events Center came alive to the sounds of the “Polish Prince” Saturday evening. Crooner Bobby Vinton brought his savior-faire and seasoned entertainment skills of fifty years and gave the audience a show to remember. Not only was Vinton in very good voice, he also played several instruments and displayed his versatility even at the sprite age of seventy-six. Vinton also exhibited his convivial side by humoring the capacity crowd with his jokes.

There is a little known fact from 1962 through 1972, Bobby Vinton had more Billboard #1 hits than any other male vocalist. That speaks volumes of Vinton. He also has his daughter and son in the show with him making it more of a family affair these days. Vinton did not disappoint the faithful as he played a variety songs from all areas of his career. The standards of “Blue Velvet”, “Roses Are Red (My Love)”, and “Mr. Lonely” were all performed. The show featured several medleys that flowed together quite well. There were no worries as Bobby closed out the show with his classic “My Melody Of Love”, a song that he used to close out his short-lived television show from the 1970s.

Vinton has had a long and extremely successful career. He has not lost any of his charm or wit. It is amazing how he continues to perform and make it look so easy. At this stage of his profession he has stated that he did not want to completely retire. After witnessing his act Saturday evening, the satisfied crowd was sure glad he is still at it.

 

Set List

Tonight
Old Time Rock and Roll/Blue On Blue/Sealed With A Kiss/I Love How You Love Me/
Paloma Blanca
Roses Are Red
That’s What I Like About You
There I’ve Said It Again
Big Band Medley
You Gotta Have Heart
Las Vegas Hall Of Fame/New York New York
Mr. Lonely
Let The Good Times Roll/When Your Smiling/ Rock This Town
Polka Medley- Pennsylvania Polka/Beer Barrel Polka
Italian Song
Anniversary Song
Apple Tree
Those Were the Days
Blue Velvet
Phantom Of The Opera
Friends In Rock Medley- Splish Splash/Unchain My Heart/Hound Dog
Crying
My Melody of Love

Special Thanks to Tony Astran for enabling us to review this show!

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