Saturday, November 26, 2011

On Holliday

It's Michael Holliday's birthday.  He was a big vocalist in England in the pre-Beatles years, though he meant nothing in America--maybe because many of his songs were covers of American hits, so who needed his version?

Holliday had a breakdown in 1961 and killed himself in 1963.  His first #1 British hit, in 1958, was a Bacharach/David song, "The Story Of My Life." 

He was sometimes compared to Perry Como and Bing Crosby, especially the latter. Bing was his idol, and they became friends. Here he is covering a couple songs, the first associated with Mr. C, the second with Der Bingle.


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