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1967 Hasbro Showbiz Babies

Bobby Gentry doll (Roberta Lee Streeter)

Created by Hasbro in 1967-1968, dolls featured famous "Showbiz" singers and songwriters of that time period.

 

Dolls are 4 - 4 1/4" tall, jointed only at neck, vinyl head with rooted hair, all vinyl wired and poseable bodies. 

 

Each doll came with a 33 1/3 RPM vinyl record and is autographed on the back bubblecard.   Showbiz Babies dolls marked on back:

1967 HASBRO HONG KONG.

See below for all the Hasbro Showbiz dolls identified

 

 

Hasbro Showbiz Babies Dolls Identified

Items shown below are for reference

 

Hey, hey, hey we're  . . . The Monkee's,  4" tall 1967 - No longer singing as The Monkee's group, each individual is still active in the music or Showbiz today. Four dolls in the group and this series. 

Hits were; Last Train To Clarksville 1966, I'm A Believer and Daydream Believer

 

8801 Peter Tork

Born February 13, 1942

8802 Davy Jones

Born December 30, 1945

8803 Mickey Dolenz

Born March 8, 1945

8804 Mike Nesmith

Born December 30, 1942

 

 

Monday, Monday can't trust that day  . . . The Mama's and the Papa's Group (four dolls in the group and series) are 4 1/2" tall.  Hits were; California Dreamin 1965, Monday, MondayGo Where You Want To Go

 

8806 Denny Doherty

Born September 19, 1941

8807 John Phillips

Born August 30, 1935 in Virginia

Died March 18, 2001 of a heart attack.

8808 Michelle Phillips

Born April 6, 1944

8809 Cass Elliot (Ellen Naomi Cohen)

Born September 19, 1941 she died of a heart attack in London on July 29, 1974. Buried at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA USA.  Shortly thereafter the group disbanded.

 

 

Four Individual Singers Showbiz Babies dolls - each had big hits in the late 1960s.  It's kinda interesting to note, that each of these singers are still touring today, except Bobby Gentry.  All dolls are 4 - 4 1/4" tall

 

Hermans Hermits - Peter Noone  

(Peter Blair Bernard Noone)

 

Born in England on November 5, 1947.  Peter is still singing and touring today.  In 1965 this group sold more records than the Beatles.  Big 1960s hits were; Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter, Henry the VIII, I'm Into Something Good (This was re-made and used in the 1989 movie Naked Gun).

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels - 

Mitch Ryder (William Levise Jr.)

 

Mitch Ryder is a singer and songwriter, and still performing today.   Mitch's big 1960s hits were; Devil with the Blue Dress on, Sep. 1966, Good Golly Miss Molly, Sep. 1966, and Sock It To Me Baby!,  Jan 1967.

8813 Spencer Davis  

 

The Spencer Davis Group 1968, Spencer Davis was born on July 17, 1942, in Wales he formed the rock band in 1963.  Sixteen year old Stevie Winwood did vocals, keyboard and guitar until he left in 1967 to form the group "Traffic".  A dozen different performers were with the Spencer Davis Group at one time or another.  Spencer still performs today.  Hits were; Gimme Some Lovin 1967, Somebody Help Me 1966, Keep On Runnin 11/1965.

8814 Bobby Gentry 

(Roberta Lee Streeter)

 

Bobby Gentry, a singer, songwriter was born on July 27, 1944 in Mississippi, USA. Hit Song; "Ode To Billy Joe" wrote and recorded in 1967.  (Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge because of a homosexual relationship in the movie, but Bobby Gentry said she's not telling what really happened).  The hit song Ode To Billy Joe won three Grammy awards and was made into a movie in 1976.

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