Jerry Wayne

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Tom Jones-esque aging Vegas act popular with hausfraus in the 1980 novel The Boys in the Mail Room by Iris Rainer.

His rendition of "The Anniversary Waltz" brings tears even to the eyes of a cynical music biz character.

Jerry Wayne was an Italian crooner whose love songs were World's biggest sellers in the early sixties.


This time Barry was doing the trip alone again. To see Jerry Wayne. A white-haired ballad singer who'd been around the business for what seemed like a million years. Most of Wayne's money was earned as a Vegas act, but there was a large group of middle-aged women across the country who were mad about his albums, so year after year World Records continued to record him.

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