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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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