Billy Vaughn

Real Name:
Richard Vaughn
Profile:
"Billy" Vaughn was a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger, conductor, choral and orchestral leader.

Born: 12 April 1919, Glasgow, Kentucky, USA.
Died: 26 September 1991, Escondido, California, USA.

Richard Vaughn was known as "Billy" from a very early age and began his musical career as a pianist in the Western Kentucky student group The Hilltoppers, who took their name from the local college basketball team. Vaughn was the songwriter of the foursome, performing along with lead singer Jimmy Sacca and harmonizers Donald McGuire and Seymour Spiegelman.

After recording a song, "Trying", that had some regional airplay success it got to the attention of Randy Wood who signed the quartet to Dot Records and re-recorded the song in 1952 (Dot 15018). This single was a slow mover but, after an appearance on US TV's Ed Sullivan Show, it eventually peaked at #7 on the national pop charts. The group had a subsequent success with "P.S. I Love You" that climbed to #4 in the charts in 1953.

Vaughn left the group in 1954 to pursue a career in orchestral arrangement, working as the musical director for Dot Records in Tennessee and as the leader of an orchestra which provided backing for a host of vocal acts over the years, such as the Fontane Sisters, Gale Storm, Nick Todd and Pat Boone. Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra also released a number of recordings in their own right, mostly covering popular chart hits. In 1965 Vaughn['s orchestra did a number of successful sell-out tours, encompassing Brazil, Korea and Japan. Vaughn died aged 72 of mesothelioma in 1991 at Palomar Hospital, Escondido, California.
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DLP 3156 Billy Vaughn - Billy Vaughn Plays album art Billy Vaughn Billy Vaughn Plays (Album) Dot Records DLP 3156 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
DLP 3119 Billy Vaughn - Billy Vaughn Plays The Million Sellers album art Billy Vaughn Billy Vaughn Plays The Million Sellers (Album) Dot Records DLP 3119 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
SZL 931 700 Billy Vaughn - Sail Along Silv'ry Moon album art Billy Vaughn Sail Along Silv'ry Moon (Album) Dot Records SZL 931 700 Australia 1958 Sell This Version
DLP 25165 Billy Vaughn - Blue Hawaii album art Billy Vaughn Blue Hawaii (Album) Dot Records DLP 25165 US 1959 Sell This Version
DLP 25260, DLP 25,260 Billy Vaughn - Billy Vaughn Plays Stephen Foster album art Billy Vaughn Billy Vaughn Plays Stephen Foster (Album) Dot Records, Dot Records DLP 25260, DLP 25,260 US 1959 Sell This Version
DLP 25275 Billy Vaughn - Linger Awhile album art Billy Vaughn Linger Awhile (Album) Dot Records DLP 25275 US 1960 Sell This Version
DLPX 3322 Billy Vaughn - Olhando Estrêlas album art Billy Vaughn Olhando Estrêlas (Album) RGE Dot DLPX 3322 Mexico 1960 Sell This Version
DLP 25275 Billy Vaughn - Linger Awhile album art Billy Vaughn Linger Awhile(LP, Album) Dot Records DLP 25275 US 1960 Sell This Version
DLP 25322 Billy Vaughn - Look For A Star album art Billy Vaughn Look For A Star(LP, Album) Dot Records DLP 25322 US 1960 Sell This Version
SJET-7035 Billy Vaughn - Golden Waltzes album art Billy Vaughn Golden Waltzes (Album) Dot Records SJET-7035 Japan 1961 Sell This Version
DLP 3523 Billy Vaughn - Sukiyaka album art Billy Vaughn Sukiyaka (Album) Dot Records DLP 3523 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
DLP 25523 Billy Vaughn - Sukiyaka album art Billy Vaughn Sukiyaka(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Dot Records DLP 25523 US 1961 Sell This Version
DLP 3442 Billy Vaughn - The Shifting Whispering Sands album art Billy Vaughn The Shifting Whispering Sands (Album) Dot Records DLP 3442 US 1962 Sell This Version
HA-D 2436 Billy Vaughn - Greatest String Band Hits album art Billy Vaughn Greatest String Band Hits (Album) Dot Records, Dot Records HA-D 2436 UK 1961 Sell This Version
DLP 3540 Billy Vaughn - Number 1 Hits, Vol. 1 album art Billy Vaughn Number 1 Hits, Vol. 1 Dot Records DLP 3540 US 1963 Sell This Version
SH-D 8056 Billy Vaughn - 1962's Greatest Hits album art Billy Vaughn 1962's Greatest Hits (Album) Dot Records SH-D 8056 UK 1962 Sell This Version
DLP 25578 Billy Vaughn - Forever album art Billy Vaughn Forever (Album) Dot Records DLP 25578 US 1964 Sell This Version
DLP 3593 Billy Vaughn - Another Hit Album! album art Billy Vaughn Another Hit Album! (Album) Dot Records DLP 3593 US 1964 Sell This Version
DLP 25605, DLP 25,605 Billy Vaughn - Pearly Shells album art Billy Vaughn Pearly Shells (Album) Dot Records, Dot Records DLP 25605, DLP 25,605 US 1964 Sell This Version
HAM-D 6274 Billy Vaughn - Greatest Boogie Woogie Hits album art Billy Vaughn Greatest Boogie Woogie Hits (Album, Comp) Dot Records HAM-D 6274 New Zealand 1964 Sell This Version
DLP 25559 Billy Vaughn - Blue Velvet & 1963's Great Hits album art Billy Vaughn Blue Velvet & 1963's Great Hits (Album) Dot Records DLP 25559 US 1964 Sell This Version
VD 1704 Billy Vaughn - Forever album art Billy Vaughn Forever(LP, Album) Disques Vogue VD 1704 France 1964 Sell This Version
DLP 3605 Billy Vaughn - Pearly Shells album art Billy Vaughn Pearly Shells(LP, Album, Mono) Dot Records DLP 3605 US 1964 Sell This Version
C-7 Billy Vaughn y Lawrence Welk Billy Vaughn y Lawrence Welk - Es Billy Vaughn y su Orq. Y Lawrence Welk y su Orq.(7", MiniAlbum, Mono) Dot Records C-7 Chile 1964 Sell This Version
DLP 3628 Billy Vaughn - Mexican Pearls album art Billy Vaughn Mexican Pearls (Album) DOT Records, DOT Records DLP 3628 US 1965 Sell This Version