Johnny Mathis proves how perfect his voice still is at 88 years old, singing 'Twelfth of Never'

18 January 2024, 13:41

Johnny Mathis performing
Johnny Mathis performing. Picture: Getty/X/John Pitchford

By Tom Eames

Johnny Mathis is known for having one of the most velvety voices of all time.

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Emerging in the 1950s as a teen idol, Johnny Mathis had huge success over the next few decades, with hits including 'Misty' and 'Chances Are'.

He later scored a UK Christmas number one single in 1976 with 'When a Child is Born'.

Now aged 88, Johnny is still performing live to his devoted fanbase.

A video captured at a recent concert in December 2023, shows just how silky smooth his voice still is. While some artists lose their vocal ability as they get older, this is certainly not the case with Johnny.

Watch a clip of Johnny Mathis singing 'The Twelfth of Never' below:

Born on September 30, 1935, Mathis gained fame in the late 1950s and early 1960s with romantic ballads that showcased his exceptional vocal range.

In recent years, Johnny Mathis has continued to captivate audiences with his live performances, showcasing a career that spans over six decades. Despite his impressive longevity, Mathis remains true to his classic style, maintaining a loyal fan base while also attracting new listeners.

Mathis's influence extends beyond his chart success; he has received numerous accolades, including Grammy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

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