Johnny Mathis

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Johnny Mathis signs autographs at the autograph table during his October 15, 1957 debut on American Bandstand. For teens who grew up in the late fifties, Mathis was the unchallenged make-out king, whose silky smooth voice really filled a darkened room. When Mathis released two singles in 1957, "Wonderful, Wonderful" and "It's Not For Me To Say," teenagers had their Frank Sinatra. The following year he had seven hits, including the classic "Chances Are." His album, Johnny's Greatest Hits (1958), the first of the greatest hits albums, remained on the charts a record 490 weeks. Only Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (1979) surpassed it.