Bob O’Brien was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey. An only child, the television set and the phonograph became his favorite toys before the age of two, and his passion for both has never diminished. He is a lifetime vinyl record collector and music historian. Bob got his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, and while still in college he toured as a member of the vocal group, the Duprees, most famous for the Top Ten hit called “You Belong to Me.” He also released recordings with numerous vocal ensembles, such as the Infernos, the Autumns, Retrospect, and the James Myers Quintet.
Bob is the author of Single Season Sitcoms 1948-1979, A Complete Guide; Single Season Sitcoms of the 1980s, A Complete Guide; Who Did It First? – Great Rhythm and Blues Cover Songs and Their Original Artist; Who Did It First? – Great Pop Songs and Their Original Artist; Who Did It First? – Great Rock and Roll Songs and Their Original Artist; From Small Screen to Vinyl – A Guide to TV Stars Who Made Records 1950-2000; The Odd Couple on Stage and Screen – a History with Cast and Crew, Profiles, and an Episode Guide; and Dynamic Duets – The Best Pop Collaborations 1955-1999. He is currently working on this 10th book – Single Season Sitcoms of the 1990s – A Complete Guide. He is an avid jogger, and a fervent fan of football and baseball.