Vaughn was born in Glasgow, Journey To The End Of The East Bay - Rancid - .And Out Come The WolvesUnited States,  where his father was a barber who loved music and inspired Mexicali Rose - Billy Vaughn - Sail Aong Silvry Moon to teach himself to play the mandolin at the age of three, while suffering from measles.
He went on to learn a number of other instruments. InVaughn joined the United States National Guard for what had been planned as a one-year assignment, but when World War II broke out, he was in for the duration as a valued musician and composer at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Major General Daniel I. Sultan decided that Vaughn was too valuable to the base's Thirty-Eighth Division big band, and kept him at Camp Shelby for the duration of the war.
He decided to make music a career when he was discharged from the army at the end of the war, and on the GI Bill, attended Western Kentucky State College, now known as Western Kentucky Universitymajoring in music composition. He had apparently learned barbering from his father, because he did some while studying at Western Kentucky to support himself financially, when he was not able to get jobs playing the piano at local night clubs and lounges.
While he was a student there, three other students, Jimmy Sacca, Donald McGuire, and Seymour Mäckie Messer - Various - More Mack The Knife, who had formed a vocal trio, the Hilltoppersrecruited Vaughn to play the piano with them.
As a member of the group, he also wrote their first hit song, " Trying ", which charted in Inhe left the group to join Dot Records in Gallatin, Tennesseeas music director. Vaughn charted a total of 42 singles on the Billboard charts, often based on the sound of two alto saxophones. He also had nineteen Top 40 hits in Germanybeginning with the chart-topping " Sail Along, Silv'ry Moon ", also a gold record, which was a cover of a Bing Crosby hit.
He had two more number ones in Germany: " La Paloma " and " Wheels " all three were reportedly million sellers. Vaughn also charted in Australia, Latin America, and Japan. Vaughn's tours of that country began about the time "Pearly Shells" was a hit in Many songs which were not US hits or even singles releases there, were major hits in other countries. The album La Paloma was a success throughout Latin America. He also had a number one album in Germany in the early s with Moonlight Melodieswhich consisted of 20 of Billy's biggest hits original Dot recordings, original LP notes and credits.
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