She was Johnny Carson’s favorite singer, appearing on the show a record 76 times!
Marilyn Maye was a mainstay on The Steve Allen Show and The Tonight Show, holding the record as “most frequently heard singer” on that show – a favorite of Johnny’s – with 76 appearances. She was also named by Ella Fitzgerald as “the greatest white female singer in the world” – not a bad distinction.
She heads to town next weekend, October 14th and 15th, as part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival, and host John Carney got to relive some of the old times with her – this one’s still got it! For tickets, click here!