Click to hear Merv Griffin's
version of "Red Red Robin"
His death on August 12, 2007, at age 82, marked the end of a career that spanned all facets of the entertainment industry, even down to writing the familiar theme song from "Jeopardy!" With an estimated net worth of over a billion dollars, this former band singer accomplished much, and created lasting memorials to his talents.
While his most memorable hit song was the immortal 1950 recording of “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts,” he certainly sang a wide variety of songs throughout his career. One of the recordings which has survived is a rendition of a Jolson classic, "When The Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along."