Bobbie has written over 200 songs since becoming a professional songwriter in the 1980s.
Bobbie believes she's proof that 'miracles" can happen! She began writing professionally after being re-connected with her high school buddy. They began writing professionally as "Horowitz & Spector". You may have seen this mentioned on the paged called "Bobbie's Early Years".
"Horowitz & Spector" won a MAC Award (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs Award) for their show, "Whatever Happened To the Kids From Brooklyn?" Horowitz & Spector's songs have received NY Daily News, Billboard and ASCAP panel Awards and have been played on theatrical and & country music radio stations. Sharon lived in Somerset NJ and Bobbie lived in Manhattan.
The pair developed a routine of who would travel to whom on which days each week. After two years of writing they reorganized the dates so that Sharon would come to Manhattan two or three days so they could promote the songs they'd written in the clubs, most of which were in Manhattan. In the late 1980s Sharon's husband became very ill and she had to remain home to care for him.
When the Twin Towers were bombed on 9/11 Horowitz & Spector were asked to write a song with noted black composer Malcolm Dodds, who was known for his song "We Always Look for The Union Label". Bobbie & Sharon and Malcolm and his (white-skinned Jewish) wife Hanna Fox wanted to find a possible way of healing the hurt that was caused by that event. Their song "Together America" was played at the ceremony for the opening of the new World Trade Center and The Jewish Memorial Museum's opening event. Malcolm passed away at age 66 before the replacement building was completed. Cuck Cooper made a wonderful recording of the song, which aired on the news. Chuck and Horowitz & Spector donated the song to be used at the opening of The National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Chuck's wife, Deborah Brevoort, was a great help.
Bobbie had already begun collaborating with other songwriters, however she knew this was an important song for her to write and "Spector" was the person she should collaborate with. Malcolm Dodds was the correct composer to write the music.
In the mid and late 90's Bobbie was asked to collaborate with many respected composers. Among the several she's thus far collaborated with are: David Friedman, John Meyer, Jimmy Curtiss, Alex Rybeck and Bill Zeffiro.
In the beginning years of the 20th Century Bobbie had some songs recorded by "country" music singers. When she was still performing in regional theaters in the early 1990s she was booked to take added role in "The Importance of Being Earnest" in The Nashville Repertory Theater. She would go to the Station Inn with the major cast members and she learned to love much of country music and used ideas she absorbed from this in writing some of her songs. She was a member of a group in NYC that would communicate with the country song writing community.
Bobbie is presently committed to completing the book and lyrics to a musical, which is presently called "YES!Universe".
Bobbie is a member of the New York Songwriters Alliance - a community of New York songwriters offering support and exposure to the work of its members.
A FEW SONG SAMPLES...