Johnny Mathis: Misty (55 Years as Recording Artist)

Johnny Mathis singing his standard Misty on a French television program in 1973.

Johnny Mathis singing Crazy from his country music album Let It Be Me.

Johnny Mathis is now in his 55th year of being a recording artist. His first No.1 hit was Chances Are in 1957. He wouldn’t have another No.1 hit till 1973 when I’m Coming Home was No.1 .

Too Much, Too Little, Too Late would be his last single to reach the No.1 spot in 1978. You would think he would have more than three No.1 hits.

Misty the song I most identify with Mathis topped out at No.12 on the charts. I can remember the first time I heard it was when I was at the service club in Hawaii in 1963. I didn’t know today that the song was already four years by then.

Chances Are, It’s Not For Me to Say and Twelfth of Never

Mathis was born in 1935, the same year Elvis Presley was born and will be 76 in September.

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Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

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