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Mathis: Wearing Sinatra's crown

Jacoba Atlas, Melody Maker, 30 November 1974

BACK IN the fifties, before some of today's most fervent rockers were talking, Johnny Mathis was making million-selling hits. He was, in fact, an institution. If you were going steady, if you wanted romance that wasn't based on the gooey nonsense your parents liked, Mathis was your singer.

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