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DON CHERRY-THINKING OF YOU.wmv

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Cherry was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. He started as a big band singer in the orchestras of Jan Garber, Victor Young In 1951 he recorded his first solo hits, "Thinking of You" and "Belle, Belle, My Liberty Belle". In 1955 came his biggest hit, "Band of Gold", which reached number five on the charts. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[1]He had three more hits in 1956 ("Wild Cherry", "Ghost Town" and "Namely You"), all backed by orchestra leader Ray Conniff. He was also the voice of the Mr. Clean commercials during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Throughout his singing career, Cherry was also a top ranked amateur golfer, and was in contention to win the 1960 U.S. Open before eventually finishing tied for ninth[2] behind winner Arnold Palmer. He played on three Walker Cup teams: 1953, 1955, and 1961. He also won the Sunnehanna Amateur in 1954. In 1962, Cherry decided to turn professional. Pro was his nickname among fellow entertainers and his skill on the golf course was matched only by his volcanic temper which, he said, "...made Tommy Bolt look like a choir boy!". [citation needed] Cherry published his biography, Cherry's Jubilee, with co-writer Neil Daniels He is a good friend of Willie Nelson and has collaborated on three albums with him, Augusta (1995), The Eyes of Texas (2002), and It's Magic (2007). In 1993, he married Francine Bond Smith. They live in Las Vegas, Nevada.