Wayne Newton

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Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942) is an American singer and entertainer.wikipedia
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Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast

Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast
His well known songs include 1972's "Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast" (his biggest hit, peaking at No.
"Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" is a song written by Peter Callander and Geoff Stephens and performed by Wayne Newton.

Danke Schoen

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His signature song "Danke Schoen" (1963) was notably used in the score for Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).
The song gained international fame in 1963 when singer Wayne Newton recorded an American version, with English lyrics by Milt Gabler.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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His signature song "Danke Schoen" (1963) was notably used in the score for Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).
Cameron remains uninterested and worried, and Ferris attempts to cheer him by joining a parade float during the Von Steuben Day parade and spontaneously lip-syncing Wayne Newton's cover of "Danke Schoen", then into a rendition of The Beatles' "Twist and Shout" that excites the gathered crowds.

Jerry Newton

He began singing in local clubs, theaters, and fairs with his older brother, Jerry.
Jerry Newton was the older brother of Wayne Newton.

Wayne Newton Live in Concert

On May 23, 1989, Newton's live stage show was broadcast as a pay-per-view event called Wayne Newton Live in Concert.
Wayne Newton Live in Concert was a Pay-Per-View concert special starring Wayne Newton that aired live from the Las Vegas Hilton (now the Westgate Las Vegas) on May 23, 1989.

Years (song)

4 on the Billboard chart), "Years" (1980), and his vocal version of "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" (1965).
A cover version by Wayne Newton was released as a single in 1980 and reached #35 on the Billboard Hot 100, his last Top 40 hit.

The Letter (Wayne Newton song)

The Letter
On December 12, 1992, Newton hit #1 on the Cashbox Pop and Country charts with an Elvis Presley-inspired song, "The Letter".
"The Letter" is a 1992 single by Wayne Newton from his album Moods & Moments.

Red Roses for a Blue Lady

4 on the Billboard chart), "Years" (1980), and his vocal version of "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" (1965).
The song was revived during the winter of 1965 by vocalists Vic Dana and Wayne Newton and instrumentalist Bert Kaempfert, all three versions charting simultaneously.

Roanoke, Virginia

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When his father was serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Newton spent his early years in Roanoke, learning the piano, guitar, and steel guitar at age six.
Most famously, the family of Wayne Newton moved from Roanoke to the dry climate of Phoenix, Arizona, because of his childhood asthma and allergies.

Bobby Darin

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Many prominent entertainment icons such as Lucille Ball, Bobby Darin, Danny Thomas, George Burns, and Jack Benny lent Newton their support.
He signed Wayne Newton and gave him the song "Danke Schoen", which became Newton's breakout hit.

Cheryl Burke

Newton was featured on the 2007 fall season of Dancing with the Stars partnered with two-time champion Cheryl Burke.
Burke competed on season 5 with Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton.

Ozark Jubilee

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The brothers, as the Rascals in Rhythm, appeared with the Grand Ole Opry roadshows and on ABC-TV's Ozark Jubilee; and performed in front of then-president Dwight D. Eisenhower and auditioned unsuccessfully for Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour.
A young Wayne Newton performed with his brother as the Rascals in Rhythm.

Dancing with the Stars (American TV series)

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Newton was featured on the 2007 fall season of Dancing with the Stars partnered with two-time champion Cheryl Burke.
Other appearances, besides the season 6 cast, included Paula Abdul (in a video introduction), Jane Seymour, Ian Ziering, Mark Cuban, Wayne Newton, Leeza Gibbons, Harry Hamlin, Shandi Finnessey, and Hélio Castroneves.

Casa de Shenandoah

the Las Vegas estate
His Arabian horse breeding program, located at his Casa de Shenandoah ranch, is called Aramus Arabians, and has produced six generations of horses, breeding over 700 foals, with 96 champions.
Casa de Shenandoah is the former estate of singer Wayne Newton, who also used the property as a ranch for various animals.

North High School (Phoenix, Arizona)

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Because of Newton's severe asthma, his family moved to Phoenix in 1952, where he left North High School just before finishing his junior year.

Newark, Ohio

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While he was a child, his family moved to near Newark, Ohio.

Stardust Resort and Casino

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In 1999, Newton signed a 10-year deal with the Stardust, calling for him to perform there 40 weeks out of the year for six shows a week in a showroom named after him.
Wayne Newton signed a ten-year deal, negotiated by Jack Wishna, with the Stardust in 1999, for a reported $25 million per year, the largest entertainment contract in the Las Vegas region at the time.

Westgate Las Vegas

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In 2005, in preparation for the eventual demolition of the casino, the deal was, from all reports, amicably terminated; Newton began a 30-show stint that summer at the Hilton.
Singer Wayne Newton, another longtime Las Vegas star, headlined the Hilton showroom from 1987 to 1993.


He first came to the attention of Arabian breeders in 1969 when he partnered with Tom Chauncey, an Arabian breeder and television station owner, to purchase the stallion *Naborr from the estate of Anne McCormick.
Upon her death, Naborr was sold in 1969 to Tom Chauncey and Wayne Newton for $150,000, which was at the time the highest price ever paid for an Arabian horse at auction.

Woodrow Wilson Awards

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In 2008, Newton received a Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.

Norfolk, Virginia

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He was born Carson Wayne Newton in Norfolk, Virginia, to Patrick Newton, an auto mechanic, and his wife, Evelyn Marie "Smith" (née Plasters).

Flamingo Las Vegas

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After his job with Benny ended, Newton was offered a job to open for another comic at the Flamingo Hotel, but Newton asked for, and was given, a headline act.
The Supremes in '66, James Brown in '67, Little Richard in '67, Tom Jones in '68 (for the album Tom Jones Live in Las Vegas), Wayne Newton (longtime Vegas resident) in '68, Ella Fitzgerald in '70, B.B. King in '71, Kenny Rogers in '97, Foreigner in '00, Vinnie Favorito in '03, The Beach Boys in '03, Jimmy Buffett in '04, Sly & the Family Stone (from San Francisco) in '07, Old Dominion in '17, Aaron Carter in '17, Everclear in '17, Lit and Alien Ant Farm (both from L.A.) in '17, Richard Marx in '17, Smash Mouth (from San Jose) in '17.

James G. Watt

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However, in April 1983, James G. Watt, President Ronald Reagan's Secretary of the Interior, banned Independence Day concerts on the Mall by such groups.
Watt then announced that Las Vegas singer Wayne Newton, a friend and an endorser of President Reagan and a contributor to the Republican Party, would perform at the Independence Day celebration at the mall in 1983.


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He is of Irish, German, and Native American ancestry (his mother is half Cherokee and his father is half Powhatan).
The Powhatan tribe's notable descendants include Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, wife of Woodrow Wilson, and Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton.

Summer Wind

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In America, it was first recorded by Wayne Newton and subsequently by Bobby Vinton and Perry Como.