American rockabilly singer and piano player Carl Mann was born August 22, 1942 in Huntingdon, Tennessee. Sixteen-year-old Mann’s first hit record was a rockabilly cover version of Nat King Cole’s ‘Mona Lisa’ in 1959, recorded for Sam Phillip’s Sun Records company in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Carl Mann who was raised in rural Tennessee began his singing career in churches and played guitar and piano on country songs for local talent shows. In 1957 Jaxon Records released his first 45. Later, he signed a three-year-contract with Sun Records. ‘Mona Lisa’, his best-selling record, peaked at no. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Carl Mann is still active, today. In 2005 he perfomred at the local Huntingdon Hayride radio show, after several years of retirement.He still continues to perform, also in Europe. In 2006 he was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. In 2011, a book on his life and music career was published, ‘The Last Son of Sun’.
For more details we are referring to his official website www.carlmann.net.
Carl Mann will be celebrating his 70th birthday on August 22, 2012.
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