Chanteur Country-Pop US n William Foster Hayes III, le 5 Juin 1926 Harvey (Illinois).

Pop Vocalsist and actor Bill Hayes was born June 5, 1925 in Harvey, Illinois. Following high school, he attended DePauw University, graduating with a double major in music and English in 1947, and that summer he officially began his career as a singer. His big break came when he was a regularly featured singer on comedian Sid Caesar's popular Your Show of Shows television series in the 1950s, appearances that made Hayes a household name. He also appeared in numerous Broadway musicals and plays, including a starring role in a 1953 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Me and Juliet. In 1955 he recorded a version of "The Ballad of Davy Crockett," a song written by George Bruns (music) and Thomas W. Blackburn (lyrics) that had been written for and introduced (sung by the Wellingtons) on the Disney television miniseries Davey Crockett on ABC in 1954. Hayes' version of the song was one of three to hit the pop charts in 1955, with renditions by Fess Parker (who played Davy Crockett in the Disney miniseries) and Tennessee Ernie Ford also charting, with Hayes' version hitting the number one spot in March, while Ford's reached number five and Parker's number six on the pop charts. Two months later, a fourth version, this one by bluegrass singer Mac Wiseman, hit number ten, and in all, including all versions, over ten million copies of the song were sold. Hayes had a couple of other minor radio hits in the 1950s, including "The Berry Tree" and covers of "High Noon" and "Wringle, Wrangle," but only the last climbed into the Top 40, hitting number 33 in 1957. Hayes turned increasingly to acting, landing a recurring role as Doug Williams, a convict turned lounge singer, on the long-running television soap opera Days of Our Lives, a role he began in 1970 and held until 2004, when his character was killed off, only to be found later -- in a plot twist -- still alive and living on a tropical island. In January of 2010, Hayes appeared in his 2,000th episode of Days of Our Lives, a testament to his longevity (and that of his character) in show business.

Talents : Singer, Percussion

Style musical : Country-Pop, Cowboy, Rock 'n' Roll, Gospel, Pop

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THE BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT (1955)

Message From James Dean (Danger, Danger, Danger) (1956)

Ramshakle Daddy (1957)

BOP BOY (1958)

WIMOWEH (1959)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

1951 78 t. MGM 11036 (US) . Donkey Song / My Ever Lovin'
1951 SP MGM K-11036 (US) . Donkey Song / My Ever Lovin'
1951 78 t. MGM 11042 (US) . I've Got An Idea / Love Of Gypsy
1951 SP MGM K-11042 (US) . I've Got An Idea / Love Of Gypsy
1951 78 t. MGM 11112 (US) . Charmaine / For All We Know
1951 SP MGM K-11112 (US) . Charmaine / For All We Know
1952 78 t. MGM 11142 (US) . Tulips And Heather / We Wont Live
1952 SP MGM K-11142 (US) . Tulips And Heather / We Wont Live
1952 78 t. MGM 11166 (US) . High Noon / Padam Padam
1952 SP MGM K-11266 (US) . High Noon / Padam Padam
1952 78 t. MGM 11384 (US) . As Long As You Care / My Ever Lovin'
1952 SP MGM K-11384 (US) . As Long As You Care / My Ever Lovin'
1954 78 t. & SP CADENCE 1245 (US) . I Know an Old Lady / Das Ist Musik (with Misty MAUGHAN)
02/1955 78 t. & SP CADENCE 1256 (US) . The Ballad Of Davy Crockett / Farewell
1955 SP CADENCE Children's Series CCS-1 (US) The Ballad Of Davy Crockett / Farewell
04/1955 78 t. & SP CADENCE 1261 (US) . The Berry Tree / Blue Black Hair
10/1955 78 t. & SP CADENCE 1274 (US) . Kwela / That Do Make It Nice
10/1955 78 t. & SP CADENCE 1275 (US) . The Legend Of Wyatt Earp / White Buffalo
10/1955 SP CADENCE Children's Series CCS-2 (US) The Legend Of Wyatt Earp / The White Buffalo (Bill Hayes, Chief Lone Bear [narrator])
1955 2 EP MGM X-312 (US) Bill HAYES
06/1956 78 t. & SP CADENCE 1294 (US) . Das Ist Musik / I Know An Old Lady
10/1956 78 t. & SP CADENCE 1301 (US) . Message From James Dean (Danger, Danger, Danger) / Trail's End
10/1956 EP LONDON REA 1051 (UK) Great Pioneers Of The West - Ballad Of Davy Crockett / Farewell / Legend Of Wyatt Earp / The White Buffalo
01/1957 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-9785 (US) Westward Ho The Wagons / Wringle Wrangle
04/1957 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-9809 (US) . Ramshakle Daddy / On The Outside (Lookin' In)
1957 EP ABC-PARAMOUNT B-194 (US) Whale Of A Tale / Lavender Blue / Zip-Adee-Doo-Dah / Twas Brilling
02/1958 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-9895 (US) . Bop Boy / Oh Huh Oh Yeah  
1958 EP His Master's Voice 7EG 8355 (US) Bill Hayes Sings The Best Of Disney - Ferdinand The Bull / Zip A Dee Doo Dah / When I See An Elephant Fly / Whale Of A Tale
02/1959 SP KAPP K-258X (US) . Bill Hayes & The Buckle Busters - Wimoweh / Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
1974 SP BARNABY B 513 (US) . Ballad Of Davy Crockett / Farewell
1981 SP ERIC 254 (US) . Since I Fell For You (Lenny Welch) / Ballad Of Davy Crockett (Bill HAYES)




Albums

1955 LP 10" CADENCE E-312 (US) BILL HAYES
1957 LP 12" ABC-PARAMOUNT ABC-194 (US) BILL HAYES SINGS THE BEST OF DISNEY - Ferdinand The Bull / Lavender Blue / When I See An Elephant Fly / One Song / Wringle Wrangle / Lazy Countryside / Cinderella / 'Twas Brilling / When You Wish Upon A Star / Whale Of A Tale / Bella Notte / Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
1958 LP 12" HUDSON ? (US) THIS IS OLDSMOBILITY - Bill HAYES & Florence HENDERSON
1973 LP 12" DAYBREAK DR2020 (US) THE LOOK OF LOVE - A Song For You / Beautiful / Steamroller / If / Lover's Prayer / I Can See Clearly Now / The Look Of Love / Empty Chairs / Oh, Babe, What Would You Say? / The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face / Just For A Thrill / Another Night In Lonely Town
1976 LP 12" CADENCE CR 1001 (US) FROM ME TO YOU WITH LOVE - The Way We Were / Love Story / Send In The Clowns / For Once In My Life / Didn't We / What I Did For Love / What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? / And I Love You So / The Summer Knows / It's Impossible / Help Me Make It Through The Night / Something
1977 LP 12" TVP TVP-1020 (US) A SONG FOR YOU
1980 LP 12" CADENCE CR 1003 (US) AT DOUG'S PLACE - Bill HAYES & Susan SEAFORTH - The Look Of Love / It Amazes Me / Old Time Medley / Soliloquy / The Most Beautiful Girl In The World / Wedding Song (There Is Love) / If / They Were You / How To Handle A Woman
09/2004 CD HAYES MUSIC ? (US) FOREVER I WILL SING - (Maureen HAYES & Bill) - This Is the Day / I Am the Resurrection / Forever I Will Sing / Pray Constantly For Strength / Create A Clean Heart / Living Bread / The Jesus Prayer / God's Promise / I Call To You / I Am The Way
12/2005 CD HAYES MUSIC ? (US) COMFORT AND JOY... A FAMILY CHRISTMAS - (Maureen & Bill HAYES) - I Wonder As I Wander / Ding Dong Merrily On High / Comfort, Comfort / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Angels We Have Heard On High / As With Gladness / Silent Night / Coventry Carol / O Come All Ye Faithful / Rocking
12/2007 CD HAYES MUSIC ? (US) BLESSED BE GOD FOREVER... MAS OF THE HUMBLE SERVANT - (Maureen & Bill HAYES) - Come, Lord Jesus / Unite Us Lord / Lord Have Mercy / Glory To God / My Soul Is Thirsting / I Will Praise Thee - Alleluia / Blessed Be God Forever / Holy - Memorial Acclamation - Great Amen / Lamb Of God / Lord, I Am Not Worthy / Divine Praises / Go In The Peace Of The Lord
2004 CD HAYES MUSIC ? (US) THIS IS BILL HAYES - Hooray For Hollywood / A Song For You / Embrasse-Moi Bien / Everybody Ought To Have A Maid / Last Night When We Were Young / Steam Roller / I Wonder What's Become of Sally - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now / Opera / Two For The Road / Hey!  What's Goin' On Around Here? / Blue Moon / I Need Some Cooling Off  / I Remember You / You've Got A Friend / When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along - I'm Sitting On Top of the World / My Romance - Con Te Partiro - Nessun Dorma

Rocky Productions 16/06/2014