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Guy Mitchell

Pop Singer
Male
Born Feb 27, 1927

Guy Mitchell, born Albert George Cernik was an American pop singer, successful in his homeland, the U.K. and Australia. As an international recording star of the 1950s he achieved record sales in excess of 44 million units and this included six million-selling singles. He was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2008. In the fall of 1957, Mitchell starred in his own ABC variety show, The Guy Mitchell Show.… Read More

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  • Video: San Diego County Residents Mourn Seau’s Death
    Carlsbad Patch - May 03, 2012
  • Burn Cricketers Beat Leaders Stockton To Lift Guy Mitchell Cup The Press, York
    Google News - Aug 26, 2011
  • Bob Merrill: The Music That Made Him Playbill.Com
    Google News - Aug 25, 2011
  • Re Live The 1950s On Heritage Weekend Wokingham Times
    Google News - Aug 22, 2011

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1927 Birth Born on February 27, 1927.

TWENTIES

1947 20 Years Old He served in the United States Navy for two years, and after leaving the service became a singer with Carmen Cavallaro's big band. In 1947 he made recordings for Decca with Cavallaro's band, but had to leave due to food poisoning. … Read More
1949 22 Years Old He won on the radio show Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts in 1949 as a soloist.
1950 23 Years Old Mitch Miller, who was in charge of talent at Columbia Records, noticed Cernik in 1950, and he joined Columbia and got his new stage name at Miller's urging: Miller is supposed to have said, "my name is 'Mitchell' and you seem a nice 'guy', so we'll call you Guy Mitchell". … Read More
1956 29 Years Old Though he is a pre-rock pop singer, many of his songs have a decided rock beat to them, including "Heartaches by the Number", "Rock-a-Billy", "The Same Old Me" and his biggest hit, "Singing the Blues", which was number one for 10 weeks in 1956. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1999 72 Years Old He died on July 1, 1999, aged 72, of complications from cancer surgery. … Read More
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