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Merv Griffin
Click to hear Merv Griffin's
version of "Red Red Robin"
Merv Griffin, who built an empire in show business during the 1960s after developing the game shows "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune," was, in fact, a singer with the Freddy Martin band during the early phase of his career.

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 Ive 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."

Listen to Merv Griffin singing "When The Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along"

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This listing and material Copyright © 2007 Marc I. Leavey, M.D. Baltimore, Maryland
Updated 26 Aug 07