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- Johnny Mathis - Tracks of My Yearshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ntml9.jpg2013-12-21T17:07:00ZJohnny Mathis Joins Ken Bruce to select his picks for Tracks of My Years.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/48896dee-a985-424d-9849-84802f7e79c9?clipfocus=p01ntmlmSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 14 mins
Johnny Mathis - Tracks of My Years
- Johnny Mathis is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall Of Famehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01hs4th.jpg2013-09-30T11:56:00ZKaren Screeton nominates Johnny Mathis for the Singers Hall of Fame.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/48896dee-a985-424d-9849-84802f7e79c9?clipfocus=p01hs4v6Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
Johnny Mathis is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall Of Fame
- Johnny Mathis - Heavenly.http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cdhyr.jpg2011-12-04T20:00:00ZPaul Gambaccini celebrates the voice and career of Johnny Mathis, one of the last in a long line of traditional male vocalists who emerged before the rock era of 1960s.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/48896dee-a985-424d-9849-84802f7e79c9?clipfocus=p00mktdfSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 15 mins
Johnny Mathis - Heavenly.
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John Royce "Johnny" Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is an American singer of popular music and jazz. 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 to date. Johnny Mathis has sold well over 350 million records worldwide, a according to Guinness Book of World Records writer and charts music historian Paul Gambacini and some other sources. This makes Mathis the third biggest selling artist of the 20th century.
Although he is frequently described as a romantic singer, his discography includes jazz, traditional pop, Brazilian music, Spanish music, soul music, rhythm and blues, soft rock, Broadway theatre, Tin Pan Alley standards, some blues and country songs, and even a few disco songs for his album Mathis Magic in 1979. Mathis also recorded five albums of Christmas music. In a 1968 interview, Mathis cited Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, and Bing Crosby among his musical influences.