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Las Vegas icon Wayne Newton has been crooning to audiences with his dulcet tones for more than five decades. A fixture in Sin City, where he's become a regular in the Windows Room at Bally's, he's widely known as Mr. Las Vegas, The Midnight Idol and Mr. Entertainment. From "Danke Schoen" to "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast," Newton has been releasing popular songs for just as long.
Wayne Newton's background
Wayne Newton has been performing since childhood, when he sang as part of a duo with his brother Jerry. Known as the Rascals in Rhythm, they appeared at fairs and theaters, and were featured on ABC's Ozark Jubilee.
After appearing on the Lew King Ranger's Show, the brothers got their first big break before Wayne had even turned 18. After that, they were singing on stage six times a day. Wayne even took on a recurring role on the TV series Bonanza.
Newton was eventually hired as an opening act for comedian Jack Benny, later earning his first spot as a headliner at The Flamingo Hotel. In 1989, he was given his own Pay Per View special, Wayne Newton Live in Concert, which allowed audiences nationwide to catch his stage show live from the convenience of their TV sets.
In 2005, he starred in his own reality show, The Entertainer, for E! network. After a five-year break from show business, Newton has returned to sing and play more than a dozen instruments at his new show, "Up Close & Personal" at Bally's.
Wayne Newton's career milestones
Newton first reached gold status in 1972 after the release of "Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast," which sold more than one million copies.
One of Wayne Newton's earliest hit songs, "Danke Schoen", experienced a resurgence in popularity more than two decades after its release when it was featured on the soundtrack of Ferris Bueller's Day Off in 1986.
Newton also reached No. 1 on the Cashbox Top 100 chart in December 1992 with his song, "The Letter", which was inspired by the King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Presley. This achievement is especially notable because it marks the first and only time that a record hit No. 1 on the Cashbox Pop and Country charts without even making it on Billboard's Hot 100.
After numerous stints in Vegas over a 20-year period, Newton performed his solo show in Las Vegas for the 25,000th time in 1994.
In 2000, Wayne Newton was formally inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame, an organization that recognizes those who made a significant impact to the gaming-entertainment industry.