Bobby's in the newspaper AGAIN!! And this time it was on page 2 of the Chicago Sun Times...and WE HELPED!! Thanks to all of us e-mailing the columnist who was writing the article, we turned what started out to be a "first crush" article into an article about Bobby!! Oh sure, the writer put some quotes about other first crushes, but I won't bore you with those!! LOL!! Here's the article (minus the quotes about others)...and check out the link at the end to see the actual story as it appeared in the paper...
All in fun: Women carry blazing torches for teen idols
November 3, 2003
BY MARK BROWN SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
Remember back in school when all the girls were hung
up on pop singer Bobby Sherman?
A lot of them still are.
Did you know Sherman, a star in the TV series "Here
Come the Brides," now works as a deputy sheriff in San Bernardino
Did you know he's a licensed EMT who trains Los Angeles
Police Department cadets in first aid and CPR?
Did you know Oct. 24 was the 33rd anniversary of his
1970 show at the Auditorium Theatre?
You probably never would have guessed that anyone was keeping track.
My invitation to relive adolescent crushes came naturally to many women readers. It turns out they never gave them up.
Bobby Sherman, Davy Jones, David and Shaun Cassidy, Paul Michael Glaser -- there aren't a lot of surprises here. Unlike the boys from their age group, the girls were never very secretive about the stars who drew their devotion. Between Teen Beat and Tiger Beat and what-have-you, an entire industry was devoted to cultivating the passions of teen and pre-teen girls.
What's a little surprising is the intensity with which the flame still burns. Even more surprising to me was to realize that I still harbor some resentment toward those guys with their perfect hair and dimples who always had all the girls preoccupied.
But I promised to give the women their say this week, so here it is:
"I am part of a group known as Bobby's Babes -- friends dedicated to Bobby Sherman from the early days as singer and sex symbol to his current duties of Deputy Sheriff. I had the honor of meeting Bobby a few years ago at Navy Pier. Believe me, I will remember that day for the rest of my life. A bunch of us walked into the green room, and there was Bobby waiting for us, the scent of Polo filling the air. He spent individual time with each of us and made us feel like we were the only people in the world. Little did I know all those years ago when his posters lined my bedroom walls that I would actually meet the man. He was as special in person as I always imagined him to be."
Debbie Lewis, 41,
"I watched EVERY episode of 'Here Come the Brides.' Bobby Sherman was my Friday night date when I was 13 and 14 years old. Then I dreamed of marrying him. Remember those autograph books kids got for their 8th-grade graduation that everyone signed? Well, it was customary to keep page 16 for your sweetheart. I saved it for Bobby. One of the girls even wrote in the autograph book 'Good Luck with Bobby, if you ever meet him!' Well, I'm proud to say that 30 years later, I finally did get to meet Bobby at a concert at Navy Pier. I fell in love with him all over again! And, just last weekend, I finally had Bobby sign page 16 of my autograph book! Since meeting Bobby for the first time in 2000, I've gone to seven of his concerts and have been to L.A. to see him at least five times. And, he even knows who I am by name! Every girl's dream! Yes, I get teased about Bobby by friends, co-workers and mostly my family, especially by my husband. But it's all good-natured fun. By the way, Bobby, after finding out about the autograph book, and looking it over, since he couldn't believe that I had kept it so long, signed 'Chris, We Finally Made It! Love, Ya! Bobby Sherman'."
Chris Lawenstein, 47, Chicago