Johnny Mathis - Quotes

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I think there are a lot of people who really want to be famous, they really do. I don't. It sort of gets in the way of the everyday things that I do.

I think there are a lot of people who really want to be famous, they really do. I don't. It sort of gets in the way of the everyday things that I do.

I'm just one of the lucky people. I have no other reason for my longevity. ---->>>

Sometimes being famous gets in the way of doing what you want to do. ---->>>

My favorite singer to this day is Nat King Cole. I've tried to emulate his phrasing. It is so absolutely beautiful to listen to his lovely voice. ---->>>

In other words, the celebrity gets out of hand, and if you're not careful, you will forget what you are about - and that is you are about making music that people want to hear. ---->>>

I really, really enjoy music and that's why I do what I do. ---->>>

Even though there's no forum for me on the radio for the kind of music I sing anymore, I am still excited about having a career where I can sing the best music in the world, and people will come and hear me because of the hit records I've had in the past. ---->>>

When you do interviews, you have to talk about yourself - and I like to find out about other people. I am so familiar with everything that I do. I've said it over and over again. I think it is boring. ---->>>

I also met, early on Ella Fitzgerald. Her songbooks are some of the most amazing bodies of work. ---->>>

When I was 12 and started to take singing lessons from a woman, she told me that I would probably spend the rest of my life taking care of my voice. ---->>>

When I do an album I try to find a producer that's excited about something that they want me to sing, and I check with the record company to find out what they think they can sell - which is their No. 1 priority. ---->>>

But I am very grateful for my success, and with success, of course, comes a whole lot of celebrity. ---->>>

It's just that some people are lucky and people still seem to enjoy the music. ---->>>

It's very much like opera singers. They do the same thing. The first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, the thing they think about is their voice and how to take care of it. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 09-30, 1935
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Occupation: Musician

John Royce Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is an American singer of popular music and jazz. Starting his career with singles of standard music, he became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums achieving gold or platinum status and 73 making the Billboard charts to date. Mathis has sold well over 100 million records worldwide, according to Guinness Book of British Hit Singles writer and charts music historian Paul Gambaccini and other sources (wikipedia)