JOHNNY MATHIS TO PLAY BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS
Englewood, New Jersey – Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Johnny Mathis: The 60th Anniversary Tour, a part of the Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp Concert Series-Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.
“There are a number of good singers, a smaller handful of truly great singers, and then there’s Johnny Mathis.” - Letter from Barbra Streisand
Born in 1935, the fourth of seven children, Johnny Mathis sang in the church choir, school functions, community events, for visitors in their home as well as amateur shows in the San Francisco area. He was also a successful track & field athlete, and was offered a chance to compete in the Olympic Trials. In the same week Columbia Records called, so he chose to go to New York to record his first album in March of 1956.
Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Misty,” Johnny has recorded more than 80 albums, 6 Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide. During his extensive career he has had 3 songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and ranks as the all-time #6 album artist in the history of Billboard’s pop album charts. He has received 5 Grammy Nominations, and in 2003 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He continues to be Columbia Records longest signed recording artist.
In spite of a very busy tour schedule & many charity events, Johnny still finds time to enjoy a little free time. He was an avid tennis player until the late 1960s, when a good friend turned him on to his now life-long love of golf. He plays golf almost every day when he's not traveling and has also sung at many golf banquets such as the Ryder Cup. 2016 marks his 60th anniversary as a recording artist, so what’s next for Johnny? “I don’t think about retiring. I think about how I can keep singing for the rest of my life. I just have to pace myself.”
30 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
Photo Courtesy Of: Bergen PAC