John Russell Mann was an American arranger, composer, conductor, entertainer, singer, and recording artist.
12 Facts About Johnny Mann
Johnny Mann began his music career in the late 1940s in his hometown of Baltimore before serving in the army playing as a member of the US Army Field Band from 1951 to 1953.
Johnny Mann was musical director of The Alvin Show and was the singing voice of Theodore.
Johnny Mann was credited as "Johnnie Johnny Mann" in some of his earlier works.
The Johnny Mann Singers performed a strongly patriotic musical presentation at the 1972 Emmy Awards telecast hosted by Johnny Carson.
Johnny Mann wrote a number of radio jingles, the most famous being the "Sound of the City" jingle for KSFO in San Francisco, California.
Johnny Mann can be seen on YouTube videos at a Los Angeles recording studio directing his six-voice jingle singers while they sing jingles for radio station KRTH-FM.
The Johnny Mann Singers recorded 42 albums, mainly for Liberty Records from the 1950s to the 1970s.
In total, Johnny Mann was nominated for five Grammys, two of which he won.
On December 10,1960, Johnny Mann married actress Lori Nelson, and they had two daughters, Susan Lori and Jennifer Lee, before divorcing in April 1973.
In 1983, Johnny Mann married Betty Weinmann, and they remained married for over 30 years until Johnny Mann's death in 2014.
On June 18,2014, Johnny Mann died of heart failure at age 85 at his home in Anderson, South Carolina.