Teen Life - September 1970
Bobby - The Kisses He Gives Away!
Do you want to get one? For the first time, Bobby
tells how...plus the way he feels about this very important topic!
Some kisses are once-in-a-lifetime things. Like your first
kiss, the kisses you exchange on your wedding day and those other special-occasion
kisses. Well, Bobby Sherman's had his share of kisses like that, and he'll treasure
them forever. But Bobby's enjoyed lots of other kisses too - so many that it seems
as if he just gives them away!
But just because Bobby's given so many kisses to so many different
girls doesn't mean he takes them lightly. Far from it! Bobby never kisses a
girl just for the fun of it. Every kiss Bobby gives means something very special to
him - and to the girl he kisses.
Believe it or not, though, kissing doesn't come easily to
Bobby. He's always been a warm, loving person, but when he was younger, Bobby was
painfully shy. He was so shy, in fact, that when he used to go along with his father
to help deliver milk for the company Mr. Sherman worked for, he'd "keep the bottles
quiet so people wouldn't come out" and he wouldn't have to talk to them.
Needless to say, Bobby didn't find it easy to talk to girls either,
much less ask one for a date. And as for actually kissing a girl - well, that was
beyond Bobby's wildest dreams!
Although Bobby spent a lot of lonely hours during his high school
years, he didn't just sit around thinking about how unhappy he was. Instead he began
developing his many talents in ways that really paid off later.
Bobby's always loved music. He learned to play his first
instrument, the trumpet, at the age of eight, and when he was thirteen he started playing
drums. And during those dateless, kissless times, Bobby spent hours practicing many
other instruments, including French horn, trombone, bass guitar, harmonicas and
piano. Even now Bobby still tries to find time to practice his instruments as often
as he can.
Bobby started developing his natural singing voice too. And at
an early age he even began learning how to make his own records. He did some
"fooling around" with television and movies too, making several short films and
experimenting with photographic techniques. And he set up his own television monitor
so he could watch himself working.
All this hard work eventually led Bobby to a fantastic singing and
acting career, as you know. But that's not all it did. It also helped him
overcome his shyness and begin dating girls. Today, those years of shyness and
loneliness seem far away to Bobby. Now he's not afraid to meet and become friends
with people. And he's gotten to know and love a lot of girls.
And a wonderful thing's happened to Bobby that he never dreamed
would. When he really cares about someone, he's able to show his affection - with a
For Bobby, no kiss is just like another, any more than one girl is
like someone else. Every kiss is something special, something unique. So in
one day, Bobby may give many different kinds of kisses.
If Bobby sees a girl do something kind and helpful to another
person, he wants to do something more than just say, "That was a nice thing to
do." So he may give her a gentle kiss on the cheek that says,
"You're wonderful," better than any words.
A girl may say something funny to Bobby that's more than just a good
joke. She may say something that Bobby knows is really true and that he never
thought of before. Just laughing or smiling isn't enough. So Bobby gives her
a kiss right on the tip of her nose!
Fans often wait hours just for one glimpse of Bobby. And
Bobby's very touched by their love and wishes he had hours to spend getting to know every
one of them. But though that isn't possible, Bobby still wants to show them how much
he cares. And what better way than with a kiss? He may not actually go around
kissing dozens of girls on the hair, the forehead, lips or hands every second, but he does
pretty well over-all. No one thinks her kiss doesn't matter just because Bobby's
kissing other girls though. A girl this lucky knows that when Bobby kisses her, he's
telling her something very special, something for her alone. He's showing her that
she's an important part of his life, and that he hopes he's part of hers.
Yes, Bobby does give away lots of kisses to lots of girls. But
a kiss from Bobby isn't just a meaningless gesture. It's a precious gift - a part of