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Newton in concert in 2012

Source: Wikipedia

Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942) is an American singer and entertainer. One of the best-known entertainers in Las Vegas, Nevada, he is known by the nicknames The Midnight Idol, Mr. Las Vegas and Mr. Entertainment. His well known songs include 1972's "Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast" (his biggest hit, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard chart), "Years" (1980), and his vocal version of "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" (1965). He is best known for his signature song, "Danke Schoen" (1963), which was notably used in the score for "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986).

Fact file

  • Birth name: Carson Wayne Newton
  • Also known as: Mr. Las Vegas, The Midnight Idol, Mr. Entertainment
  • Born: April 3, 1942 (age 73) Norfolk, Virginia
  • Genres: Jazz, Pop
  • Occupation(s): Singer, actor
  • Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Steel Guitar, Piano, Percussion
  • Years active: 1962–present
  • Website: Official website

Read more about Wayne Newton at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Life Is Beautiful 2019: Lil Wayne Cancels, Wayne Newton Joins The Black Keys & More Day 2 Highlights
Billboard, 2019-09-22 17:45:27
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Teen Allegedly Bitten By Wayne Newton's Monkey Needed Tetanus Shot
TMZ, 2019-08-09 19:54:01
Wayne Newton's monkey ain't your average Curious George ... cause the teenage girl who says the animal bit her says the injury required medical attention. TMZ's obtained a pic of the injury allegedly caused by Wayne's Capuchin monkey, Boo. The…

Jury Finds Man Guilty of Break-Ins at Wayne Newton Home
Billboard, 2019-06-22 01:23:33
A Nevada prison inmate was found guilty Friday of burglarizing the mansion of “Mr. Las Vegas” entertainer Wayne Newton twice a year ago...

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