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
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 . . .
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
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, Monday, Go Where You Want To Go
8806 Denny Doherty
Born September 19, 1941
8807 John Phillips
Born August 30, 1935 in Virginia
March 18, 2001 of a heart attack.
8808 Michelle Phillips
Born April 6, 1944
8809 Cass Elliot (Ellen Naomi Cohen)
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)
in England on November 5, 1947. Peter is still singing and touring today. In 1965 this group sold more records than the Beatles. Big
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).
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.