Another artist who had mega-hits in the 70s and continues to perform today. Me and You and a Dog Named Boo was Lobo’s first hit, way back in 1971.
- Lobo was born Roland Kent LaVoie in Tallahassee, Florida way back in 1943.
- He had three top ten hits in the early 70s, Me and You and a Dog Named Boo, I’d Love You to Want Me and Don’t Expect Me to Be Your Friend.
- Lobo’s musical career began as a member of a local band named The Rumours. The band included 70s musicians Gram Parsons and Jim Stafford.
- Lobo’s first solo album was released in 1969 under his real name. His name change came in 1971 – Lobo is Spanish for “wolf.”
- It was in 1971 that Lobo’s first single was released – Me and You and a Dog Named Boo. It became the first hit for his label Big Tree Records. The song featured on Lobo’s debut album Introducing Lobo which was released a couple of months after the single.
- I’d Love You to Want Me, released in November 1972, became Lobo’s biggest hit reaching #2 in the US and #5 in the UK. It topped the charts as a #1 hit in Germany.
- To date Lobo has released 17 albums, the last in 2010.
- Lobo continues to tour and play gigs – he is particularly popular in Asia.
me and you and a dog named boo fax
- Me and You and a Dog Named Boo is lifted from the 1971 album Introducing Lobe.
- Written by Lobo under his real name Kent LaVoie, it reached #5 on the US charts and #4 on the UK charts.
- Also in 1971, country artist Stonewall Jackson recorded Me and You and a Dog Named Boo. It was his final Top 40 hit on the US country chart, peaking at number seven.
- The Brady Kids sung the song on their TV show – an animated version of The Brady Bunch.
- Me and You and a Dog Named Boo lyrics.
me and you and a dog named boo – lobo – 1971 – video
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