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Johnny Mathis

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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: October 30, 1935    

Johnny Mathis

The fourth of seven children, John Royce Mathis was born on September 30, 1935 in Gilmer, Texas to Clem and Mildred Mathis. As a small boy, the family moved to Post Street in San Francisco. It was there that he learned an appreciation of music from his father who taught him his first song, “My Blue Heaven”. At age eight, his father purchased an old upright piano for $25. When he brought it home, it wouldn't fit through the front door. So that evening, Johnny stayed up all night to watch his father dismantle the piano, get it into the small living room of their basement apartment and then reassemble it. Clem Mathis, who worked briefly as a musician back in Texas playing the piano and singing on stage, would continue to teach his son many songs and routines. Johnny had proven to be the most eager of the children to learn all about music. He sang in the church choir, school functions, community events, for visitors in their home as well as amateur shows in the San Francisco area....
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  • Gold : A 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Scandia
    2006
  • Isn't It Romantic: The Standards Album

    Scandia
    2005
  • The Essential

    Scandia
    2004
  • The Essential Johnny Mathis

    Scandia
    2004
  • The Christmas Music Of Johnny Mathis: A Personal Collection

    Scandia
    1993
  • In A Sentimental Mood: Mathis Sings Ellington

    Scandia
    1990
  • His Greatest Hits And Finest Performances

    Scandia
    1986
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