Label: Hallmark Records - CHM 684 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Pop • Style: Ballad
John Royce Johnny Mathis - Johnny Mathis born September 30, is an American singer-songwriter of popular music. Starting his career with singles of standard musiche became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums achieving gold or platinum status and 73 making the Billboard charts to date.
Mathis has received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for three separate recordings. Although he is frequently described as a romantic singer, his discography includes traditional popBrazilian and Spanish musicsoulrhythm and bluesshow tunesTin Pan Alleysoft rockbluesJohnny Mathis - Johnny Mathis musicand even a few disco songs for his album Mathis Magic in Mathis has also recorded six albums of Christmas music.
His ethnic origin is African American and Native American. Mathis began learning songs and routines from his father. His first song was "My Blue Heaven". When he was 13, voice teacher Connie Cox accepted him as The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand - Barbra Streisands Greatest Hits Volume 2 student in exchange for work around her house.
The first band he sang with was formed by his high school friend Merl Saunders. Mathis eulogized Saunders at his funeral inthanking him for giving Mathis his first chance as a singer. He was a high jumper and hurdler, and he played on the basketball team.
Inhe enrolled at San Francisco State College on an athletic scholarship, intending to become an English teacher and a physical education teacher. This is still one of the college's top jump heights and was only two inches short of the Olympic record at the time.
Just as when he was in high school, Mathis's name was frequently mentioned in the sports sections of the Northern California newspapers. During one meet at the University of Nevada, Mathis beat Russell's highest jump attempt that day. He was often referred to as "the best all-around athlete to come out of the San Francisco Bay Area. While singing at a Sunday afternoon jam session with a friend's jazz sextet at the Black Hawk Club in San Francisco, Mathis attracted the attention of the club's co-founder, Helen Tyst Vår - Jan Schaffer* - Electric Graffiti. After repeated calls, Noga finally persuaded Avakian to come hear Mathis at the Club.
After hearing Mathis sing, Avakian sent his record company a telegram stating: "Have found phenomenal year-old boy who could go all the way. Send blank contracts. At San Francisco State, Mathis had become noteworthy as a high jumper, and in he was asked to try out for the U. Olympic Team that would travel to Melbourne, Australia, that November. On his father's advice, Mathis opted to embark on a professional singing career.
His LP record album was released in late instead of waiting until the first quarter of His second album was produced by Columbia Records vice-president and record producer Mitch Millerwho helped to define the Mathis Johnny Mathis - Johnny Mathis. Miller preferred that Mathis sing soft, romantic ballads, pairing him up with conductor and music arranger Ray Conniffand later, Ray EllisGlenn Osserand Robert Mersey.
In lateMathis recorded two of his most popular songs: " Wonderful! Later inhe released " Chances Are " which became his second single to sell 1 Gentleness - Candle - The Music Machine. He performed the song at the ceremony in March The album spent an unprecedented consecutive weeks through nine and a half years on the Billboard top album charts  including three weeks at number one.
Later inMathis made his second film appearance for 20th Century Foxsinging the song " A Certain Smile " in the film of that title. During the summer ofMathis left San Francisco with the Nogas, who sold their interest in the Black Hawk club that year, and moved to Beverly Hills, Californiawhere the Nogas bought a house.
Mathis lived with the family. In OctoberMathis sued Noga to void their management arrangement, which Noga fought with a counterclaim in December Mathis purchased Hit Thte Block - Mr. Servon* - Da Next Level mansion in Hollywood Hillswhich was originally built by billionaire Howard Hughes inwhere he still maintains a residence.
His new manager and business partner was Ray Haughn, who, until his death in Septemberhelped guide Mathis's career. Since that time, Mathis has taken sole responsibility for it. While Mathis continued to make music, the Johnny Mathis - Johnny Mathis of the Beatles and early s album rock kept his adult contemporary recordings out of the pop singles charts, until he experienced a career renaissance in the late s. Released as a single init reached number one Johnny Mathis - Johnny Mathis the U.
It was his first number one hit since his chart-topping "Chances Are". Three tracks had appeared on a Chic Johnny Mathis - Johnny Mathis set in and a fourth, the title track, on Mathis' Ultimate Collection in and the Chic Organization's Up All Night in Mathis continues to perform live, but from forward, he limited his concert performances to about fifty to sixty per year.
He is one of the very last pop singers who travels with his own full orchestra as opposed to a band. Mathis, Bob DylanBarbra Streisandand Bruce Springsteen carry the distinction of having the longest tenure of any recording artist on the Columbia label. With Johnny Mathis - Johnny Mathis exception of a four-year break to record for Mercury Records in the mids, he has been with Columbia Records Inferno Of Sacred Destruction - Black Witchery - Live Desecration 2012 his career, from to and Can You Celebrate?
- Namie Amuro - Namie Amuro Tour Genius 2000 (DVD) to the present. Dylan spent a couple of years at Asylum Records then re-signed with Columbia; Streisand and Springsteen have never left Columbia. He has had five of his albums Johnny Mathis - Johnny Mathis the Billboard charts simultaneously, an achievement equaled by only two other singers: Frank Sinatra and Barry Manilow.
He has released singles and had 71 songs charted around the world. Pieces of music from numerous Mathis albums continue to be used in motion pictures and television.
For example, "Chances Are" was played during an extraterrestrial visit in the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind Johnny Mathis - Johnny Mathis Mathis's "Wonderful!
He has taped twelve of his own television specials and made over television guest appearances, with 33 of them being on The Tonight Show. Through the years, his songs or parts of them have been heard in plus Johnny Mathis - Johnny Mathis shows and films around the globe. Mathis served as narrator for '51 Donsa documentary film about the integrated and undefeated San Francisco Dons football team. Mathis appeared in the Season 14 finale of Criminal Minds"Truth or Dare", in which he played himself as an old friend of David Rossi and served as best man at Rossi's wedding.
Despite missing the Olympic high-jump trials, he has never entirely abandoned his enthusiasm for sports and today is an avid golferwith nine holes in one to his credit. He also enjoys cooking and inhe published a cookbook called Cooking for You Alone. Mathis was quoted  in a Us Magazine article, stating "Homosexuality is a way of life that I've grown accustomed to.
The interviewer, Alan Petrucelli, still has the tapes. It's not unusual to be gay in San Francisco. I've had some girlfriends, some boyfriends, just like most people.
But I never got married, for instance. I knew that I was gay. This Special Merit Award is presented by vote of the Recording Academy's National Trustees to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artist significance to the field of recording. Defined on their website, "Conceived as an enduring testament to the Great American Songbook, the Hall of Fame honors performers and composers responsible for creating America's soundtrack.
Mathis and Jane Olivor sang the song at the Academy Awards ceremony, in his second Johnny Mathis - Johnny Mathis at the Oscars.
His first occurred 20 years earlier inwhen he sang " Wild Is the Wind " by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington from the movie of the same name. Mathis attended San Francisco State for three semesters before withdrawing in to pursue his music career. Hlekkir Holdsins - Ljáin - Endasálmar (File) Wikipedia, the free Johnny Mathis - Johnny Mathis . For the country music singer, see "Country" Johnny Mathis.
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