Wayne Newton

(Carson Wayne Newton)

Wayne Newton
Wayne Newton
  • Born: April 3, 1942
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Singer, Actor

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Carson Wayne Newton is an American singer and entertainer. One of the best-known entertainers in Las Vegas, Nevada, he is known by the nicknames The Midnight Idol, Mr. Las Vegas and Mr. Entertainment. His well known songs include 1972's "Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast" (his biggest hit, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard chart), "Years" (1980), and his vocal version of "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" (1965). His signature song "Danke Schoen" (1963) was notably used in the score for Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).

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All of our early hits, 'Danke Schoen' and 'Red Roses,' were produced by Bobby Darin.
But one man never laughed. He was a giant among men. He was Bobby Darin and he was my friend.
Elvis and I were very good friends. We were such good friends that, on the day that he passed, I was the first one his father called, to let me know what had happened.
I believe that fate is choices - it's not chance.
I don't really believe in regrets.
I have been involved with the USO really my entire life. The first show I did for the USO, I was nine years old. Life
I love taking chances. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I miss the personalization that Vegas was - there were showroom captains and all the dealers knew the gamblers by their first names.
I played Vegas at the age of 16 years old, in 1959.
If it were not for the bad things that've happened to me, I wouldn't be the person I am today.
I'm better off working as opposed to lying around.
I've always had great faith in people. Religion & God
I've always had great faith in the Man Upstairs. Religion & God
Johnny Carson was a mean-spirited human being. And there are people that he has hurt that people will never know about. And for some reason, at some point, he decided to turn that kind of negative attention toward me. And I refused to have it.
Las Vegas and I both grew up together, and all of a sudden I was doing things that no performer had ever done before.
On any given night - there are nights that you feel better. There are nights that you are vocally better. There are nights that you are not as vocally good. No question about it.
Once you're a Virginian, you're always a Virginian.
One night I went to see Bobby at the Flamingo. Because he was my hero, I would visit him for inspiration.
Sure, I've been a victim, but in retrospect, most of it has been of my own making. I allowed it to happen.
There are people who are surprised at my politics and being a conservative and the rest of it. But the truth of the matter is, to my knowledge, I have never been overlooked or turned down for anything that I wanted to do that was being offered to me. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Truth ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
There's no room in my life for feeling sorry for myself. Life
When I come offstage, if I've done a bad show or had a bad night, the fact that everybody was standing at the end or three or four times during the show means nothing to me. I know I could have done a better show.
When I die, I'd like to come back as a cello.
When I first met Elvis, we had so much in common and became fast friends.
When you take of a man's time, you've taken a part of his life. Life ;Time
When you think about those of us that live the life that we want to live, we can thank absolutely and completely our men and women in uniform. Because if it were not for them, we wouldn't enjoy the freedoms that we have. Life ;Women
You can take of a man's money, but when it's all said and done, you've only taken his money. Money, Coins & Minting
You have to go through those mountains and valleys - because that's what life is: soul growth. Life

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