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Cherry's Jubilee: Singin' and Swingin' Through Life with…
by Don Cherry
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Don Cherry straddled the world of music and the world of golf. With his two innate talents, Cherry ascended to unbelievable heightsmaking gold records, winning major golf victories, and securing a place for himself in the history books. As a result, he touched the lives of dozens of big-time athletes and stars. From Demaret to Crosby, Dino to Palmer, Nicklaus to Sinatra, and Mickey Mantle to former U.S. presidents. Known in the sports world for his animated style and fiercely competitive nature, Cherry came close to winning the U.S. Open in 1960. At the same time, he got paid to sing, earning worldwide fame as the voice of Mister Clean (the most famous commercial jingle in the world), while making top-selling records. Cherry cut records that earned gold, such as Band of Gold. He headlined at the Desert Inn and palled around with Rat Packer Dean Martin. He played The Masters nine times, won the famed America's Golf Cup twice, and took home the Walker Cup three times. All of these are highlighted in Cherry's Jubilee. So are some of his darker momentssuch as the time he nearly died, falling into a coma before comedian Buddy Hackett diagnosed what the doctors couldn'tand the most devastating blow of his life, the death of his son, who was killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11. In Cherry's Jubilee, Don Cherry tells the story of his remarkable life. In a down-home and honest manner, using humor and wit, he offers countless anecdotes, clubhouse stories, and backstage tales about his life and career. His engaging accounts, along with the many names and celebrities you will recognize along the way, show just how fascinating and consequential Don Cherry really wasand is. This is the true rags-to-riches story of a man who has lived the American dream and definitely earned his own band of gold.
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