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Biography

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).

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  • 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

In the news

Wayne Newton Celebrates 60 Years in Las Vegas With New Show
Billboard, 2019-01-27 19:59:32
Wayne Newton dropped out of high school his junior year to perform with his brother at a Las Vegas hotel. It was 1959, and he was too young to spend...

Wayne Newton Reacts to Burglaries at Las Vegas Home: 'I'm as Angry as One Could Imagine'
Billboard, 2018-06-26 15:16:18
Wayne Newton has opened up about the string of burglaries that have taken place over the past few months at his Las Vegas home. Last night (June 25)...

Wayne Newton Teaches the Men How to Serenade With 'Danke Schoen' on 'The Bachelorette': Watch
Billboard, 2018-06-26 07:13:19
Wayne Newton brought some Vegas magic to ABC’s The Bachelorette on Monday night.  The nine constants paid a visit to the veteran...

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