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Johnny Mathis

John Royce "Johnny" Mathis (born on September 30, 1935) is an American singer and songwriter. He has had many hit songs.[1] Mathis was born in Gilmer, Texas and raised in San Francisco, California. He is openly gay.[2]

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In 1956 Mathis' first album Johnny Mathis was released. Mathis' first single "Wonderful! Wonderful!" was released in 1957. One of his well-known hit songs is "Misty". This song was written in 1954 by a jazz pianist Erroll Garner. Johnny Burke wrote a lyrics later for this melody and became popular as Mathis recorded this song and made public on September 1, 1959.[3] Nowadays "Misty" is considered as one of American standards.[4]


  1. Hear Johnny Mathis (music and interviews) on the Pop Chronicles (1969).
  2. Chronology
  3. (in en) Johnny Mathis – Misty,, retrieved 2020-08-04 
  4. "Johnny Mathis – Misty Lyrics | Genius Lyrics". Written in 1954 by Erroll Garner, this jazz standard’s best-known rendition is Johnny Mathis‘, despite recordings by other giants such as Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.. 

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