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Johnny Mathis-Better than Ever!

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Johnny Mathis has to be one heck of a singer with real staying power.  I first saw him in a concert back in 1958.  And he’s still going strong.  We had a visit this past weekend over in Biloxi at the Beau Rivage resort.  Johnny tells me he plays tours and plays golf 250 days a year.  And his voice is just as strong and mellow today as it was over 60 years ago.

 I told him about seeing him perform at the Chase-Park Plaza Hotel when I was a senior in high school.  I took my then girl friend to a dinner theatre, and we arrived a few minutes early to see the cities’ sites from the top of the hotel.  As we were coming down the elevator, Johnny got on heading down for his show.  We said hello then and he walked with us towards the showroom entrance, before heading for the side door.  The concert was great and his big hit them was “Misty.”Â  After the show, I asked for my check.  “No charge sir.  You’re with Mr. Mathis.”Â  Wow!  The waiter must have seen us walk in with Johnny and assumed we were part of his entourage. So a full dinner and concert, all on Johnny.  He really laughed when I told him the story last week.

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