16 Magazine - August 1970
Bobby's Secret Love Potion -
And How He Uses It!
Bobby Sherman is a super-star. He's one of the
most popular actors in America today, he's been awarded gold discs for his Metromedia
singles and LPs, and his in-person concerts are always sellouts. Bobby is enormously
talented and super successful, but that's not all. In addition, Bobby is adored by
millions of girls throughout America. These girls not only respect and admire his
many talents - they also love him. In other words, Bobby Sherman has
Having charisma is like having a rare and wonderful kind
of magnetism - an extraordinary power that attracts loyalty, enthusiasm and, yes -
love! And Bobby's fans are in love with him! It's as though he slipped them
all a secret love potion or cast a happy, hypnotic spell on them! Yet the strange
and wonderful thing is that Bobby himself is completely unaware of his charismatic
power. Here's what he has to say about it.
- I don't have charisma - I'm a lucky victim of it! The people who really have this
wonderful power are my fans. In other words, you are the one who is filled with
magic! You've cast your spell on me - and I can prove it!
First off, whatever I do - I have you in mind.
When I read a script, I look for one I know you'd want me to do - or a story I believe
you'd enjoy seeing. Every song I sing on TV, in concert or on record is chosen just
for you! (Listen to the lyrics and look for the meaning in these tunes, and you'll
know how I feel about you). Other times, I sing a song I know you like or one I
think will cheer you up, put a smile on your face or make you feel like dancing. The
reason I recorded the Brides theme song Seattle as one of the tunes on my first Metromedia
LP was because you asked me to!
I KNOW ALL ABOUT YOU!
- If you're wondering how I know what you like, how you think and all these other things
about you, I'd be glad to explain. You see, you tell me - when I'm lucky enough to
talk with you (on the telephone or in person) - or when I read the beautiful, thoughtful
letters you write me. You reveal and confide so much to me. I'm flattered that
you tell me your inner thoughts and secrets, and because you do this - I know quite a bit
about you! I try to answer your letters, but that's not always possible, so doing
these other things is my way of personally answering your letters, or letting you know
that I do read them - and that I do care! If I took the time to write to each and
every person who writes to me - I wouldn't be able to make all the personal appearances
and records I do. So if you don't hear from me by mail (though I will try to write
to you), please understand that I may visit your home town instead. However, I do
want you to continue to write to me. I love hearing from you and getting to know
you, and I promise that one way or another - I will answer your letters!
I'M NOT EMBARRASSED
- This may sound silly, but I'm not embarrassed to admit that I even dress for you!
I received so many letters saying that you liked the fringe shirt and leather pants I wore
when I appeared on ABC-TV's Get It Together - you'll never guess what I did! I went
out and bought a dozen more fringe shirts (in different colors) just like the one I wore
on that show! I did this so that I could wear these shirts on stage during my
concerts. And it wasn't a coincidence that I wore that very same outfit for the
poster of my Here Comes Bobby album cover. I did that on purpose - for you!
The only way I can describe the hold you have on me is
to say that wherever I go and whatever I do - a part of you is there with me. If
that's not charisma - I don't know what is!