Johnny Mathis Explains His Ascent, from Gilmer, Texas to the Grammys

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Thursday, June 05, 2014


1957 was a banner year for Johnny Mathis. His song "Chances Are" became his first number one hit on the Billboard Pop Chart. He appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and became a household name. 1957 propelled him into stardom and the trend has continued. Today at 3PM, Mathis reveals the secret behind his success.

Throwback: Check out this clip of Johnny Mathis' 1959 appearance on TV show, What's My Line

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Michael Feinstein

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