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Original name: Bruce Wayne Campbell
Birth: Dec. 14, 1946
King of Prussia
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1983
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer. A veteran of the musical "Hair," Jobriath was discovered by a savvy manager who landed him a recording contract for $300,000, an amount unheard of at the time (particularly for an unknown). Jobriath shook the foundations of the Pop world by boldly declaring his homosexuality, referring to himself as "a true fairy." An elaborate debut was staged at a Parisian opera house, with enormous props, stages, and of course Jobriath in outrageous costumes, singing and dancing wildly then performing mime in a lucite cube. Unfortunately, sagging record sales caused the cancellation of the extravaganza. Many people within the industry began to accuse Jobriath of being nothing more than hype. This did much to hold him back in terms of credibility, and stalled his airplay. In the eye of this storm he made two albums: 1973's self-titled debut and 1974's "Creatures of the Street." Chaotic management coupled with the usual rock star excesses stalled Jobriath's career. He was dropped by Elektra Records shortly thereafter. He later made something of a name for himself as a cabaret performer in the Manhattan club scene under the pseudonym of Cole Berlin. (bio by: John Southern) 
Family links: 
  Marion R. Fogle (1928 - 2002)

Cause of death: AIDS related
Valley Forge Memorial Gardens
King of Prussia
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Southern
Record added: Nov 23, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9950045
Added by: Ron Moody
Added by: Italia61
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Happy 70th Birthday Bruce! Remembering you and New York all those years ago. Rest glamorously in peace.
- Debonair
 Added: Dec. 14, 2016

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