A thousand violins begin to play

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

April 21

Mathis-Misty1959: Johnny Mathis records Misty, a jazz tune written by in 1954 by pianist Erroll Garner. Released in September of 1959, Misty will peak at #12 on U.S. pop charts and become his signature. Clint Eastwood uses the Mathis version in his movie Play Misty for Me. Although many artists cover it over the years, the Johnny Mathis version is the definitive Misty.


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