Pop vocalist Don Cherry
was born in Wichita Falls, TX, in 1924. He got his professional start in the music business in his twenties with a short stay as lead singer in the Jan Garber Band. Cherry
's spot lasted for all of 17 days. Never one to give up, he did a recording with the Victor Young Orchestra titled "Mona Lisa." His smooth vocal styling drew enough attention that he soon had a record deal. In the '50s he had a number of hit singles under the Columbia Records label. Over the years, Cherry
has appeared on The Mike Douglas Show, The Merv Griffin Show, Tthe Grand Ole Opry, The Arthur Godfrey Show, The Johnny Carson Show, and many others. He has also performed in major nightclubs in Las Vegas, Reno, Rio de Janeiro, Lake Tahoe, and New Orleans.