P. J. Proby

Pop music, Musical Artist

1938 –

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Who is P. J. Proby?

P.J. Proby is an American singer, songwriter, and actor, who has portrayed Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison in musical theater productions and had a recording career in his own right. The stage name P.J. Proby was suggested to him by his friend Sharon Sheeley, who had had a boyfriend of the same name at high school.

Proby recorded the singles "Hold Me", "Somewhere" and "Maria". In 2008, Proby celebrated his 70th birthday and EMI released the Best of the EMI Years 1961–1972. Proby continues to write and record music on his own independent record label, Select Records, and performs across the UK on various Sixties themed concerts. Proby's latest music release is The Enigma in Gold - Volume 1.

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Born
Nov 6, 1938
Houston
Also known as
  • P.J. Proby
  • PJ Proby
  • James Marcus Smith
  • Proby, P.J.
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • San Marcos Baptist Academy

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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