The melody for MY PRAYER, a #1 hit by the Platters in 1956 was once a French song, Avant de Mourir.
GREATEST HITS ALBUMS are now as common as fleas on a stray. But who had the first? Johnny Mathis in 1958. That album spent over 9-years on the billboard charts. Why? Here’s Johnny’s explanation. “Other media can’t be controlled to give a continuous flow of relaxing songs when people choose to cuddle on sofas and bearskin rugs. Phonograph records become a catalyst to generate sensuous vibrations that induce the closest form of lovemaking.” Why didn’t he just say it was the world’s greatest make-out album.