Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra also released a number of recordings in their own right, mostly covering popular chart hits. In 1965 Vaughn's orchestra did a number of successful sell-out tours, encompassing Brazil, Korea and Japan. Vaughn died aged 72 of mesothelioma in 1991 at Palomar Hospital, Escondido, California.
Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra also released a number of recordings in their own right, mostly covering popular chart hits.
William Richard Vaughn (April 12, 1919 – September 26, 1991) was an American singer, t, orchestra leader, and A&R man for Dot Records. Vaughn was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, where his father was a barber who loved music and inspired Billy to teach himself to play the mandolin at the age of three, while suffering from measles. He went on to learn a number of other instruments.
This page lists the album chart runs of Billy Vaughn. A list of songs by Billy Vaughn can be found here. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first. Theme From A Summer Place. US num 1 for 2 weeks - May 1960, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1962), US CashBox 6 of 1960, US BB 13 of 1960.
Listen to albums and songs from Billy Vaughn. As Dot Records' musical director in the late 1950s, orchestra leader Billy Vaughn was responsible for watering down many of the hot rock 'n' roll songs of the day and making them palatable for mainstream audiences.
Christmas With Billy Vaughn. 11 tracks · 31 December 2011. 15 tracks · 25 February 1988.
Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. An extremely successful American orchestra leader, arranger and musical director during the 50s and early 60s.