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  • 4 years ago

In the fifties, he was known for his covers of R&B tunes. But there's much more to “Mr. White Bucks” than that. By his early twenties, he was a college student (Columbia), a happily-married father, a television personality and a best-selling pop singer. He has starred in over 20 films, not to mention emceeing television variety and talk shows in the 1950s and 60s, one of which showcased a then-new band from England called Pink Floyd. He's appeared in TV programs like Rod Serling's “Night Gallery”. We discuss the storied career of the star who started out as the emcee of a teen talent show in Nashville.