Mitch Miller Dies at the Age of 99
Monday, August 02, 2010
Mitch Miller, perhaps best known for his 1960's series Sing Along With Mitch, died Saturday at the age of 99.
According to The Associated Press, Miller pioneered the show as a record series, then premiered it as a television series in 1961. The show was known for its chorus, conducted by Miller, and lyrics that ran along the bottom of the screen, inviting viewers to sing along.
During his long career in the music business, Miller worked as a musician and a producer. The AP reports that he collaborated with many of the most popular artists of the era, including Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mathis, and Tony Bennett, on some of their biggest hits when he was an executive at Columbia Records.