Johnny Mathis Atlantic City - Borgata - 12-7-2013
October 1, 2013
Filed under Entertainment
Performance: Johnny Mathis
Venue: Borgata Events Center Atlantic City, NJ
Description: Johnny Mathis at the Borgata Events Center on December 7th
Show Tickets: Toll Free 1-866-881-5373 Or View Seating Locations Online Here ->
Johnny Mathis was very nearly an opera singer instead of a pop singer, but though classically trained as a teen at the insistence of his musician father, young Johnny's real passion was for track: in fact, he was considered one of the best high-jumpers in the country during his college years, but when he was discovered by Columbia singing a weekend gig at a local club, his voice won out. Mathis actually ditched the 1956 Olympic trials to record his first album. Nevertheless, it was not a success, oriented as it was around jazz singing, which had fallen out of vogue.
Mathis' career more or less followed the trajectory of the entire "Adult Contemporary" movement, moving from sophisticated pop to lounge fare to Seventies "soft-rock." In the late 70s, he engineered a comeback of sorts by recording several hit R&B ballad duets with rising female stars; however, that success was soon derailed when he admitted to being gay in a 1982 interview. His core audience seemed not to mind, however, and Mathis remains a solid concert draw to this day. He has continued to record for Columbia for over a half-century. In his spare time, he is known as an avid golfer and cook.
Find Johnny Mathis Atlantic City Tickets Click here
Start Time: 8:00 PM