johnny mathis Archive

A Conversation with Johnny Mathis, the Voice of Romance

The following is a companion piece to my Johnny Mathis feature, found here. Johnny Mathis is one of the most popular singers to ever pick up a mic. Starting with his third – and first #1 – hit single (“Chances Are” from 1957) and continuing well into the 1980s, the vocalist has been a regular

Johnny Mathis is Still “Wonderful! Wonderful!”

Pop stars and pop music fashions come and go. But a select few performers endure through the years. At the top of that short list is Johnny Mathis. Recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, member of that organization’s Hall of Fame and an artist with more than 70 albums placing on the Billboard charts,

A Johnny Mathis Playlist

To preview a Johnny Mathis concert, my editor at Salt Lake City Paper recently asked me to compile a playlist of the vocalist’s lesser-known tracks. This I did. The piece as it ran was edited for space, but some good stuff got cut. Here’s the entire essay. — bk Johnny Mathis has been a staggeringly