This week, Ira spoke with singer Bob Anderson, performing at the Italian American Club showroom, December 27-28 at 8 p.m. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Anderson talks about beginning his career as a singer who also does impressions; how he steps into a character, keeping it authentic and never exaggerating it; performing on the Mike Douglas show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson; the development of his Sinatra show; and a tribute to Vincent Falcone.
Anderson moved to Las Vegas from Detroit at the age of 22 and got his start performing with Nancy Sinatra as a singer in her show at the Sahara Hotel and Casino. When Sinatra took him with her for a performance on the “The Merv Griffin Show,” Griffin discovered his ability to recreate the voices of others, a skill that made him a regular on nearly every talk and variety show in the country. Anderson went on to have his own showroom in Las Vegas for more than a decade and in 2002 was inducted into The Casino Legends Hall of Fame.