Guy Mitchell

Singing the Blues
#1 in 1956


Albert George Cernik, "Guy Mitchell" was born February 27, 1927, in Croatian and moved to Detroit, Michigan, at the age of eleven he was signed by Warner Brothers to become a child star. His first hit was "My Heart Cries for You" (1951). Though he is a pre-rock pop singer, many of his songs have a decided rock beat to them, including "Heartaches by the Number", "Rock-a-Billy", "The Same Old Me" and his biggest hit, "Singing the Blues", which was number one for 10 weeks in 1956. Mitchell suffered from alcoholism and died July 1, 1999 of complications from cancer surgery.
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