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The 6th of Nov.this year (2008) - P.J. Proby will
Posted by Björn Lund on Tuesday, 01.29.08 @ 04:47am
In the 60's he was the greatest - over 40 years later he still is and just gets better and better as the years go on. His live performances are fantastic.
Posted by Joan Adamson on Tuesday, 01.29.08 @ 06:20am
PJ is the greatest Living Legend. The voice is bigger and better than ever and the man is just an icon. His live shows are electric and would leave a lot of todays "stars" trailing in his wake.
Posted by Sue Stoney on Tuesday, 01.29.08 @ 09:13am
P.J. Proby, the greatest and most charismatic, underestimated rock & roll, blues, country and ballad singer in the last 50 years, and stronger than ever!!
Posted by brian dolan on Tuesday, 01.29.08 @ 10:15am
p j proby the greatest singer ever who improves like a fine wine. sheer genius!
Posted by marilyn jones on Tuesday, 01.29.08 @ 13:45pm
Pj Proby the one and only the original that others tried to follow, Still touring still the best but hey dont take my word for it check out his tours for this year and go and see for your selves
Posted by Rick on Tuesday, 01.29.08 @ 14:17pm
Outside of a show called "Shindig" (kinda like Mercy Beat),which he was on a couple of times, I really don't remember much about P.J. Proby. Was he pretty big in the U.K.? Time for a visit to YouTube...
Posted by Terry on Sunday, 02.3.08 @ 10:28am
Good voice...sounds kinda like Elvis. Problem is, there was already one of those. That might be what hinders his chances of getting in. Its too bad Elvis' manager always found a way to not to let Elvis tour the U.K. in the 50's (his manager was an illegal alien...not letting him back in the country wouldn't have been a great loss). Ever wonder why Elvis never toured outside the U.S.? Strange how things work out.
Posted by Terry on Sunday, 02.3.08 @ 10:44am
pj proby is the greatest singer alive today,his voice is getting stronger,and he sings as good today as he did in the 60,s .He is a legend in his own rights
Posted by tony allonby on Monday, 02.4.08 @ 05:01am
P.J. Proby is The Best Singer and Entertainer I have ever heard. I went to 5 of his concerts in 2004 when he toured the East Coast of Australia. This man has such a dynamic voice that upon hearing him for the first time in 1977, I became an instant convert from being a 100% Elvis Presley fan. Hearing P.J. is one thing, but seeing him live is another. His performance is second to none since Elvis. P.J. is so full of charisma and has made so many contributions to the world of music and not only through the Demonstration Records which he made for Elvis Presley, but also for his own tremendous vocal versatlilty which is absolutley amazing as is his wonderful songwriting abilities and for an entertainer who is soon to be 70 years young, he's outdone many of his contemporaries.
Posted by Leanne Thomas on Monday, 02.4.08 @ 23:00pm
I know of no other performer with such an overwhelming power and magnetism! P.J. Proby deserves the first place in the Hall Of Fame of Rock &Roll and any other Hall Of Fame!
Posted by manja dolan on Wednesday, 02.6.08 @ 13:59pm
One thing I'll give him...he certainly has devoted fans!!
Posted by Terry on Wednesday, 02.6.08 @ 19:42pm
Why do you think that is?
Posted by rock beast on Thursday, 02.7.08 @ 07:16am
I first saw P.J. Proby in Melbourne (Australia) in 1965....he was amazing in his performance and ...that voice!.....WOW!!!
Posted by Susie Gamble on Friday, 11.14.08 @ 07:08am
This man is a one off!! Best male vocalist I have ever heard & there have been some amazing ones over the past 60 or so years.
Posted by Ron Tennant on Sunday, 10.11.09 @ 08:29am
I really loved the revolutionary Sixties music and the entertainers that came with it. It was the era of the groups but there were some great individual talents & none finer than the GREAT P.J. PROBY. He could really sing!
Posted by Tony Priest on Monday, 11.30.09 @ 05:32am
Saw PJ last Saturday, and he was brilliant,actually met him twice in his dressing room,what a privilage. No-one can better him.
Posted by Heather on Tuesday, 03.16.10 @ 07:02am
Ive seen this genius live many times and can honestly say that he is the only artist who makes the hairs on my neck stand out. P.J.proby really is that good. Saw him in th 60,s and he was brilliant. Saw him in 2010 and he was brilliant.
Posted by Andy Cole on Saturday, 01.29.11 @ 04:09am
I have seen P.J.Proby many times over the years and he is just amazing. Now 72 years old and can still sing the pants off any other singer around. The man is a living legend.
Posted by Dave Harwood on Saturday, 01.29.11 @ 15:46pm
He is just an amazing singer, i've seen him many times the last time was in Uppsala Sweden in December 2011 a great show.
Posted by Richard Nyberg on Friday, 03.25.11 @ 06:57am
I have always admired P J Proby and his versatile
Posted by BRI - DAR on Sunday, 07.3.11 @ 10:15am
The 6th of Nov. 2013 - P.J. Proby become 75 years. This event was celebrated at Fort Perch Rock during a short break of his long touring around U.K.As I wrote here 5 years ago : "Still touring and his voice is still so very good.
Posted by Björn Lund on Saturday, 12.21.13 @ 07:51am
It's unbelievable that P.J. Proby has not been induced in the Rock&Roll Hall of Fame yet! Why is that and what does it take? P.J. Proby has an enormous history of Rock&Roll. He started out as Jett Powers in Hollywood and his 1958 self-penned song Go Girl Go is still recognised as a song of substantial influence on the development of Rockability. Just check it out on YouTube. Then of course P.J. probe's influence on the music in the UK in the Sixties was enormous. He taught the UK artists that they should move during a performance, with his James Brown act. Sadly the UK was not ready for his knee slides which ripped his trousers. PJ Proby was a trend setter. Additionally he was the first man during the last century to wear his hair in a pony tail. How many kids nowadays know this? Please give P.J. Proby the recognition he deserves... And I'm not even mentioning his enormous voice!
Posted by manja dolan on Saturday, 12.21.13 @ 08:17am
Additionally, P.J. Proby, at the age of 75 years old, is still rocking and boogie-ing on stage, jumping around like a 30 year old. Fifty years of Rock&Roll! What more do you have to do to get induced into The Hall Of Fame??? If you haven't seen P.J. Proby perform live yet, you really should check him out. Truly a Living Legend, not to be missed!!!
Posted by manja dolan on Saturday, 12.21.13 @ 08:23am
I have never heard of 'P.J. Proby'. Had never heard of 'Roxette' till a few months ago, so don't take it too hard.
Posted by Paul in KY on Saturday, 12.21.13 @ 11:02am
Just read his writeup. Tell him to get in line, as there's about 97 acts in front of him.
Posted by Paul in KY on Saturday, 12.21.13 @ 11:05am
P.J. Proby may have been an interesting character in the 1960's but I can't find evidence of any significant contribution he made to the development of rock and roll. His recording of "Go, Girl, Go" wasn't widely played in 1958 or I would have heard it. Hearing it now, I think it might have been seen as innovative had he done it 5 years earlier.
Posted by LLoyd Black on Sunday, 12.22.13 @ 08:18am
Well, who are you, Paul from KY, Lloyd Black and the Nominating Committee? Do you have any references of your authority on the subject? Never mind, I will not waste anymore energy on this matter and wish you good luck with your project.
Posted by Manja Dolan on Sunday, 12.22.13 @ 17:46pm
LOL. That'll teach you, Paul.
Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 12.22.13 @ 18:21pm
Darin, when Manja Dolan has called you out, well guess it's gonna be a sad Christmas as the in KY residence.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 12.23.13 @ 07:29am
I'm so hurt.
Posted by LLoyd Black on Monday, 12.23.13 @ 08:59am
Paul and Lloyd, I would encourage you both to make it your New Year's Resolution to move past this painful and humiliating moment.
Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 12.23.13 @ 16:31pm
Darin, until then I'll have to muddle through somehow.
Posted by LLoyd Black on Monday, 12.23.13 @ 19:10pm
We're all here for you in this testing time, Paul and Lloyd.
Posted by GFW on Monday, 12.23.13 @ 19:28pm
Posted by Jason Voigt on Monday, 12.23.13 @ 20:11pm
Thank you Darin & GFW. I'm hurting & I know Lloyd is too. Tomorrow is another day.
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 12.26.13 @ 08:02am
Paul, I think you're right. Have you heard his 1987 Savoy Records release M97002? I doubt that one was played widely either. LOL
Posted by LLoyd Black on Saturday, 12.28.13 @ 09:26am
All his fanatical supporters should think about what the Hall Nominating Committee will think about the notorious 'pants splitting incident of 66'.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 12.30.13 @ 07:58am
Paul, P.J. Proby describes the 1965 pants splitting incidents in some recent appearances shown on You Tube. He calls it accidental splitting of his pants legs at the knees only, occurring as he slid across the stage.
Posted by LLoyd Black on Monday, 12.30.13 @ 08:45am
Because of my curiosity on this PJ Proby guy I looked him up in my Whitburn books and Youtube and this guy does indeed exist. He charted an impressive amount of singles, however landing only one Top 40 hit. I had never heard it until now, since oldies stations around me never played it (his biggest hit, Niki Hokey).
Posted by Jason Voigt on Monday, 12.30.13 @ 14:46pm
Lloyd, thanks for the recapping. Saw it mentioned in the wiki writeup, but did not take link as I had already concluded that even with a 'saving Ahmet Ertegun from choking' incident, Mr. Proby was not going to be seeing The Hall without a ticket.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 12.30.13 @ 15:12pm
Hey jason! Hope you have a great New Year as well.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 12.30.13 @ 15:16pm
Paul, I wish you nothing but the best in the new year.
Posted by Andrew on Monday, 12.30.13 @ 19:13pm
Paul, the happiest of New Years to you as well and good luck making that last train to Clarksville! LOL
Posted by LLoyd Black on Monday, 12.30.13 @ 20:55pm
Hope you can move past this painful year and enjoy 2014, Paul.
Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 12.31.13 @ 09:27am
Thank you, Paul. And a happy 2014 to you as well. Hope there are more concerts for you in store!
Posted by Jason Voigt on Tuesday, 12.31.13 @ 11:05am
Now, almost 8 years since the latest comment (by me).
Posted by Björn Lund on Sunday, 01.3.16 @ 12:03pm
The Hall of Fame is like a book that has not been finished. without PJ in the HOF then it is not complete. without doubt had to be the finest and most versatile voice in the sixties. Even today in his 78th year a magnificent performer. He was born with god gifted voice.
Posted by John Wilson on Sunday, 01.3.16 @ 12:06pm
Anyone who listens to PJ Proby or better still sees him live will come to realise how amazing he is .There is no one alive who has such charisma and talent . He truly deserves the title Living Legend and I only hope he is recognised as such .
Posted by Kathy Brandstatter on Sunday, 01.3.16 @ 12:38pm
I have followed P.J Proby,s Singing career from the 60,s to date. The man is a true Genius. Went through a bad time, but then kicked alcohol and is still pulling in the crowds every year. Surely after this long career he should be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Posted by Andy Cole on Friday, 01.8.16 @ 08:30am
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