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Guy Mitchell

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Guy Mitchell

American pop singer, successful in his homeland, the U.K. and Australia add

Category: Music

Born in 1927.

Countries: United States (63%), United Kingdom (25%), Australia (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Audie Murphy, Frankie Laine, World War II

Linked to: Columbia Records, Decca Records, Playboy, The Independent

 

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Guy Mitchell was born in 1927 add something


1947

In 1947 he made recordings for Decca with Cavallaro's band, but had to leave due to food poisoning add something


1949

He won on the radio show "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts" in 1949 as a soloist add something


1950

As an international recording star of the 1950s he achieved record sales in excess of 44 million units and this included six million-selling singles add something

 

In the 1950s and 1960s he acted in movies as well as singing add something


1954

David Whitfield - Whitfield was invited to appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show" as well as being one of the stars of the 1954 Royal Command Performance alongside Bob Hope, Frankie Howerd, Guy Mitchell, Norman_Wisdom, Max Bygraves, Frankie Laine and Howard Keel


1956

Though he is a pre-rock pop singer, many of his songs have a decided rock beat to them, including "Heartaches by the Number", "Rock-a-Billy", "The Same Old Me" and his biggest hit, "Singing the Blues", which was number one for 10 weeks in 1956 add something


1957

In the fall of 1957, Mitchell starred in his own ABC variety show, "The Guy Mitchell Show" add something

 

Lee Gordon (promoter) - Thinking that he had found a winning formula, Gordon booked a similar tour for 1957, featuring Lionel Hampton, Stan Kenton and vocalists Cathy Carr and Guy Mitchell, but his attempt to repeat the success of the Record Star Parade proved to be another financial disaster


1960

Mitch Miller - He defined the Columbia style through the early 1960s, signing and producing many important pop standards artists for Columbia, including Johnnie Ray, Percy Faith, Ray Conniff, Jimmy Boyd, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Guy Mitchell , and in a fortuitous business move for all, enticed both Patti Page and Frankie Laine to join him at Columbia after their early successes at Mercury


1961

He appeared as George Romack on the 1961 NBC western detective series "Whispering Smith", with World War II hero Audie Murphy in the leading role add something

 

Frank H. Spearman - In 1961, NBC aired twenty episodes of the television series "Whispering Smith", starring Audie Murphy, a film star and World War II hero in the title role, and Guy Mitchell as detective George Romack

 

Allan Pinkerton - Pinkerton's exploits were in part the inspiration of the 1961 NBC western television series, "Whispering Smith", starring Audie Murphy and Guy Mitchell


Guy Mitchell died in 1999 add something

 

He died on July 1, 1999, aged 72, of complications from cancer surgery add something


2007

In 2007, to commemorate his musical legacy and what would have been his 80th birthday, the English division of SonyBMG released "The Essential Collection" CD. add something