C.C RIDER sung by Chuck Willis in 1953 inspired the dance, The Stroll. The original song See See Rider, was sung by Ma Rainey in 1924. Who made enough money to buy her own touring bus.
JOHNNY MATHIS studied opera, had baseball and track scholarships and was invited to Olympic tryouts and Columbia records for an audition. Smartly he went for the music. Charted over 60 times on Top Pop charts and created the first “greatest hits” album. Johnny’s Over the Rainbow duet with Ray Charles was played at Ray’s funeral.