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Johnny Mathis
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Vocalist
    (September 30, 1935- )
    Raised in San Francisco, California
    Recorded '99 Miles From L.A.,' 'A Certain Smile,' 'A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening,' 'All The Time,' 'Begin The Beguine,' 'Better Together,' 'Call Me,' 'Chances Are,' 'Come Sunday,' 'Come To Me,' 'Day Dream,' 'Do Nothin'Till You Hear From Me,' 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore,' 'Fly Away,' 'Friends Of Love,' 'Hello, Young Lovers,' 'I Believe In Love,' 'I Look At You,' 'In The Still Of The Night,' 'It's Not For Me To Say,' 'Let It Rain,' 'Let's Love,' 'Love Theme From 'Romeo And Juliet' (A Time For Us),' 'Love Won't Let Me Wait,' 'Memory,' 'Misty,' 'Prelude To A Kiss,' 'Small World,' 'Solitude,' 'Someone,' 'Stranger in Paradise,' 'That's All,' 'Flame of Love,' 'Twelfth of Never,' 'Very Much in Love,' 'Warm and Tender,' 'When I Am With You,' 'Wild is the Wind,' 'Wonderful! Wonderful!,' 'You Are Beautiful,' 'You Are Everything To Me,' 'You Brought Me Love,' 'You're a Special Part Of Me' and 'You're All I Need To Get By'
    Although signed as a jazz singer, Mitch Miller worked with him and realized his career was in singing soft ballads.
    It took twenty-one years for his second #1 hit 'Too Much, Too Little, Too Late' (with Deniece Williams).
    His audience is primarily elderly ladies.
    He plays golf, daily.
    When he was eight, his father bought him a piano that was too big to fit through the door, so he spent that evening taking the piano apart and reassembling it in the house.
    He studied music with a tutor since age thirteen.
    He excelled in high jump and hurdles.
    He played high school basketball.
    At San Francisco State College, he set the college's high jump record at 6'5½.
    Newspapers heralded him as one of the best all-around college athletes in San Francisco.
    George Avakian of Columbia Records saw him perform and telegrammed the company: 'Have found phenomenal 19 year old boy who could go all the way. Send blank contracts.'
    He was offered a position on the US 1956 Olympics trials team, but turned it down to pursue his singing career.
    His song 'Chances Are' hit #1.
    In 1958, he was one of the first, if not the first, to put out a Greatest Hits album which is now done by almost all noted artists.
    'Johnny's Greatest Hits' remained on Billboard's Top Albums chart for nearly ten years - 490 continuous weeks.
    He was only one of five artists to have top 40 hits in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's.
    He performed for the President of Liberia, British Royalty, Prime Minister of Japan and Presidents Reagan, Bush, Sr. and Clinton.
    He hosts The Johnny Mathis Seniors PGA Golf Classic and a charity golf tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
    He is a gourmet chef.
    He declared he was gay in US magazine (June 1982).
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 85 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 9 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 33 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 25 Votes: 56.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 71 Votes: 50.70% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 60 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 35 Votes: 45.71% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 51 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 47 Votes: 46.81% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 98 Votes: 48.98% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 181 Votes: 41.99% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 235 Votes: 55.32% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 86 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
 
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