Johnny Mathis was born in 1935 in Gilmer, Texas. He sang in a jazz band while in college, and won a recording contract after an audition in San Francisco in 1955. Mathis scored his first No. 1 hit with "Chances Are" in 1957, and became known for his distinct rendition of popular Christmas songs. The year 2016 will mark his 60th anniversary as a recording artist. This 2LP set celebrates his greatest hits from his 60 year career. Available and remastered from the original recordings, the LPs are 180 gram.