A few of us might be fortunate enough to excel in one highly competitive career, where only a few super achievers ever get noticed. Don Cherry–who just celebrated his 90th birthday–starred for decades in two demanding arenas: as a popular singer and a leading amateur golfer, who played in nine Masters Tournaments and came close to winning the 1960 U.S. Open Golf Tournament.
Fortunately for us, Don and his lovely wife Francine have collaborated to revise his Web site extensively. I encourage you to visit this tribute to a genuine superstar:
MY ASSOCIATION WITH DON AND FRANCINE
After Don sang his signature song “Band of Gold” on a public TV tribute to music of the 1950s in Atlantic City, NJ several years ago, I became acquainted with Don and Francine. Ever since, we have remained great friends. After admiring the man with the velvet voice for decades, and following his golf career closely, you can imagine how thrilling it was for me to get in touch personally.
Don and Francine agree with my assessment that Don’s music was front and center in the era before popular music turned “from violins to violence.”
CHECK MY TWO TRIBUTES TO DON
On the new Web site, you can find my two video tributes to Don. The one under Testimonials expresses my admiration for his achievements, while the one under Videos wishes him a happy 90th birthday.
ORDER HIS BOOK AND CDs
His autobiography, Cherry’s Jubilee, gives a fascinating look behind the scenes at Don’s life on stage and on the golf course. Get ready for true entertainment as Don recalls his days with Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Sinatra, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and many other celebrities.
His CDs will bring back those magical moments when tunes were mellow and we knew the words by heart. For many of us, Don’s “Band of Gold” became “Our Song.”
THE WEB SITE LINK AGAIN
Once more, here’s the Web site:
RESPOND WITH YOUR COMMENTS
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