Johnny Mathis

American pop singer (born 1935) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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John Royce Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is an American singer of popular music. Starting his career with singles of standard music, he became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums achieving gold or platinum status and 73 making the Billboard charts. Mathis has received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for three recordings.

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Johnny Mathis
Mathis in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California in 2006
Background information
Birth nameJohn Royce Mathis
Born (1935-09-30) September 30, 1935 (age 87)
Gilmer, Texas, U.S.
OriginSan Francisco, California, U.S
Years active1956–present

Although frequently described as a romantic singer, his discography includes traditional pop, Brazilian and Spanish music, soul, rhythm and blues, show tunes, Tin Pan Alley, soft rock, blues, country music, and even a few disco songs for his album Mathis Magic in 1979. Mathis has also recorded six albums of Christmas music. In a 1968 interview, Mathis cited Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, and Bing Crosby among his musical influences.[2]