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Guy Mitchell (February 22, 1927-July 1, 1999) was an American pop singer, who was even more successful in the United Kingdom than his homeland, despite being an international recording star of the 1950's with five #1 singles. February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and mostly distributed commercially. ... Simon Le Bon lead singer of Duran Duran in concert, 2003. ... Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. ...

He was born Al Cernik, son of immigrants from Yugoslavia, in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 11, he was signed by Warner Brothers Pictures, to be groomed as a child star, and he also performed on the radio on Station KFWB in Los Angeles, California. After leaving school, he worked as a saddlemaker, but supplemented his income by singing whenever he could. At this point in his life, Dude Martin, who had a country music broadcast in San Francisco, noticed him and hired him to perform with his band. He served in the United States Navy for two years, and after leaving the service became a singer with Carmen Cavallaro's big band. In 1947 he made some recordings for Decca with Cavallaro's band, but had to leave due to a case of food poisoning. He eventually went to New York City, and made several records for King Records under the name Al Grant. He won on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts radio show during this time. Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in all south Slavic languages, in Cyrillic Југославија) is a term used for three separate but successive political entities that existed during most of the 20th century on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe. ... City nickname: The Motor City, Motown Official website: http://www. ... Warner Bros. ... The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish; Los Ángeles) is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the worlds most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. ... Tack is any of the various accessories worn by horses in the course of their use as domesticated animals. ... Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, often constrasted with speech. ... Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. ... City nickname: The City by the Bay Official website: http://www. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Carmen Cavalarro was an American pianist from New York. ... A big band, also known as a jazz orchestra, is a large musical ensemble that plays swing music. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Decca Records is a British record label established in 1929. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... King Records is the name of at least two different record labels. ... Arthur Godfreys Talent Scouts (also known as Talent Scouts) was a television variety show which ran on CBS from 1948 until 1958. ...

Mitch Miller, who was in charge of talent at Columbia Records, noted Al in 1950, and he joined Columbia and got his new stage name at Miller's urging: Miller is supposed to have said, "my name is Mitchell and you seem a nice guy, so we'll call you Guy Mitchell." Mitch Miller (born July 4, 1911) is remembered as one of the best-selling recording artists of the 1950s and early 60s. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

In the 1950s and 1960s he acted in movies as well as singing. He did movies with Teresa Brewer and Rosemary Clooney. In 1957 he had his own television show. // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Films are produced by recording actual people and objects with cameras, or by creating them using animation techniques and/or special effects. ... A drawing of Teresa Brewer on the cover of her 1991 collection 16 Most Requested Songs Teresa Brewer (born as Theresa Breuer, May 7, 1931) is a United States singer. ... Rosemary Clooney on the cover of her 2000 collection 16 Biggest Hits Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American popular singer and actress. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

His first hit was 1951's "My Heart Cries for You".

Though he is considered an average pop singer, many of his songs have a decided rock beat to them, including "Knee Deep in the Blues", "Heartaches By the Number", "Rock-a-Billy", "The Same Old Me" and his biggest hit, "Singing the Blues", which was #1 for 10 weeks in 1956.

Best known songs

Feet Up (Pat Him on the Po-Po) is a popular song. ... Heartaches by the Number is a popular and country song. ... Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a popular song. ... She Wears Red Feathers is a popular song. ... Singing the Blues is a popular song. ... Sparrow in the Treetop is a popular song. ...

External links

  • The Guy Mitchell Appreciation Society site
  • Obituary

  Results from FactBites:
Guy Mitchell Page in Fuller Up, The Dead Musician Directory (2050 words)
Guy Mitchell was born Al Cernick on February 27, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan.
Mitchell was all of those things and more, in some ways a trail- blazer-- he was the first major recording artist whose career was crafted in the studio, by a record company, and sold to the public by way of records and the radio, not concerts.
Mitchell's recording career was made, although his performing career needed work--he'd hardly had the chance to develop a serious stage act or effective persona when he was booked into some of the biggest clubs in New York, and roundly criticized for what some onlookers felt were amateurish aspects of his presentation.
Encyclopedia: Guy Mitchell (1139 words)
Guy Mitchell (February 22, 1927-July 1, 1999) was an American pop singer, who was even more successful in the United Kingdom than his homeland, despite being an international recording star of the 1950's with five #1 singles.
Mitchell's recording career was made, although his performing career needed work especially because his live performances didn't match the highly produced sound of his recordings.
Guy was in regular demand for charity concert appearances and in the 1990's these included the Desert Charities All Star Concert in Palm Springs with Bob Hope, Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson and Kay Starr.
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