Bobby Vinton

Bobby Vinton, “The Most Successful Unknown,” says he never wanted to be a musician; he wanted to be a football player instead. In fact, his parents would bribe him 25 cents an...

The Andrews Sisters

From 1934 to 1951, The Andrews Sisters recorded more than 400 songs, including hits such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Rum and Coca Cola,” and sold almost 100 million...

Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee’s astoundingly successful career began at the early age of three, when she won a singing contest. At the age of 15 her career was well underway, drawing comparisons...

Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte didn’t start out with a dream of being a singer. He wanted to be an actor, and studied theater for five years in New York. Unable to find work as an actor, he...

Ray Conniff

Ray Conniff got his start arranging and conducting for other recording artists. His success working for others eventually led to Columbia allowing him to record an album under...

Elvis Presley #02

We continue our exploration of the career of Elvis Presley with the second installment of this three part series. Presley would face both happy times and challenging moments as...

Perry Como

Perry Como’s career started with a dare. The teenage owner of a barbershop had done some singing locally, but when his friends dared him to get on stage and sing a few songs...

Paul Anka

Paul Anka recorded his first single at the age of just 14. In addition to his success as a performer, Anka was also an accomplished songwriter. His credits include the theme song...

John Denver A Lifetime of Songs

John Denver dominated the 1970s with sold out concerts and chart-topping music. Wink Martindale spoke with Denver in Los Angeles in 1975 in the midst of this success. Denver...

Neil Diamond

The Coney Island section of Brooklyn, NY was the birthing ground for the man the rest of the world would eventually come to know as Neil Diamond. In this special Hall of Fame...

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