Singer Johnny Mathis' suave ballads helped him survive the dominance of rock in popular music, and his signature style propelled him to stardom across generations.
With a hit in every decade of his recording career, and his popular Christmas recordings a mainstay each season, Mathis has spanned generations with his smooth vocals. He has performed for heads of state around the world, and in 1972, Mathis was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He has received the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' Lifetime Achievement Award and the Society of Singers' Ella Award. Mathis is also a member of the Pop Music Hall of Fame and the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame.
HAPPY (80th) BIRTHDAY, DEAR JOHNNY!!!
(born 30 September 1935)
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