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 Mike Gibbons

Mike Gibbons

Birth
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Death 2 Apr 2016 (aged 69)
Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 161007577 · View Source
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Musician. Best known as the lead vocalist for the music ensemble "Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods". They scored a gold record with "Billy, Don't Be a Hero" in 1974. Formed by Donaldson during his high school years, the group under the influence of "The British Invasion" bands initially covered songs by The Beatles and Rolling Stones. They performed at school dances and other functions which led to local radio airplay in Cincinnati. During the mid 1960s, they opened for such acts as "The Rascals" and "Paul Revere and the Raiders". They gained national attention with an appearance on "American Bandstand" and landed their own record deal while serving as an opening act for "The Osmonds" during the early 1970s. In 1972, they recorded their debut album "Someone Special" and followed this with their 1974 self-titled record. The later included the number one hit "Billy Don't Be a Hero", in addition to the Top-20 song "Who Do You Think You Are". Their final Top-40 charting single was "The Heartbreak Kid" (1974). Gibbons remained an active performer in his later years.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 14 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161007577
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mike Gibbons (29 Dec 1946–2 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161007577, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Unknown.