Johnny's Greatest Hits

Columbia Records on this date in 1958 released “Johnny’s Greatest Hits,” a compilation of hits by Gilmer native Johnny Mathis

The album made the best-selling albums chart on April 14, and remarkably remained on the chart for more than 10 years. The  longevity record stood for decades and served as a testament to his enduring popularity.

“Johnny’s Greatest Hits” sold more than 1 million copies.

In the Spotlight

-- 2017: David Sullivan, who grew up in Longview, appears in “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train.”

-- 2006: Brady Smith, who attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, appears in an episode of “In Justice.”

-- 1998: Whitewright native Julie Johnson voices Baby Bop in the video “Barney in Outer Space.”

-- 1998: Honey Grove native Bill Erwin has a guest role on “Mad About You” starring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt.

-- 1996; Honey Grove native Bill Erwin has a guest role on “Cybill.”

-- 1978: Richard Bradford, who was born in Tyler, appears in “An Enemy of the People” starring Steve McQueen.

-- 1964: Anjanette Comer, a native of Navarro County, has a guest role on “Combat!”

-- 1958: The Coasters, featuring Tyler native Carl Gardner, record “Yakety Yak,” a fun-filled song that hits No. 1.

-- 1957: Honey Grove native Bill Erwin appears in an episode of “Telephone Time.”

-- 1946: Posey native Eddie Dean stars in “Range Beyond the Blue.”

-- 1944: Panola County native Tex Ritter stars in “Oklahoma Raiders.”

-- 1928: Corsicana native Mary Brian stars in the silent film “Partners in Crime.”

 

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