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He began singing when he was only six years old -- now six decades later Wayne Newton continues to entertain audiences around the world his new show.
Once before I -- can be seen at the Tropicana Las Vegas.
I'm the one and only Wayne Newton recently sat down with Sean to talk about that and much more take a look.
California yeah she -- they feel like -- -- people don't let you have Soledad are.
Killed like that you wouldn't keep JC watts what is your vote I like where you guys stay in shape feel -- -- idea yet good when you worked your way.
That we work you have to work out yet but did you do wouldn't you be doing what six -- six shows are actually we -- five we need a cut and we take two days off.
And the show.
Has had this soft opening and we you said the the major opening.
Last week and it went incredibly well yeah what I've read your entire bio.
And you work -- Jackie Gleason you work -- Lucille Ball.
You started it he started performing on a national stage of -- at what -- actually I had in local radio show well who was six years -- before school how do you get a show before school -- -- nobody -- it was typical thing yeah.
And then -- have local television -- in Phoenix from the time I was nine.
Until I -- fourteen in Vienna moved to Phoenix because you lived in Virginia and you had Brian -- get.
You got asthma right.
And Phoenix help that -- that.
-- -- -- -- -- -- you never come back now.
Right so you you're doing this new show and after you performed and more than forty million people.
I mean you've Frank Sinatra the rat -- and would therefore all of it or what's funny about that there rat pack and people talk about them -- Vegas.
And do not realize it when the rent -- was appearing at the Sands Hotel room which is no longer exists right and that the cover for frank dean Sammy agility and Peter -- offered.
And plus dinner death was five dollars and 95 cents to a pretty good about them right up upheld a pretty good.
You one of the interesting things I read you had a chance.
To go out early on your own in Vegas but then you -- -- -- -- it means that.
What actually we were lunges.
And I had gotten about five years of the loans is -- -- that -- six and two week for what is people may not understand the difference between the lounges and will vote.
-- in those years when you played alone can you became important.
To them in the lounge which seats anywhere between probably a hundred people up to 200.
As opposed to main room that would -- 802000.
One -- -- is when you became important as a lounge act actually stayed there right no getting out of that.
mini actually saw it came to my show Sherri because I quit.
Boundaries and I assure you I'm young enough to to learn how to do something else.
And that school on on if this as we're done and he he has -- I opened the show for Helm and took history into the main rooms.
That they were turning us down on that at that I -- that what for five years -- Wright -- that you 165.
Just under 65 I never heard anybody you know 165 well it's only because in the end in this day and talented -- if you take an artist.
I've heard upwards of four and five years because they just every note they adjust every nuance.
None of it is is truly for real when I see none of it most of -- -- it.
In the years that I -- recording and and being signed to Capitol Records.
By contrary to give the record company sixty -- -- a year.
And then of course they.
Package those and then.
-- religious albums in addition to those -- How did you get so involved and in the US so in the military.
And there's a story behind this.
Wanted to be in the military myself.
When I listen in Phoenix.
I went ahead ROTC.
Army or rotation so when you -- military.
Came time for the draft.
And they stand for one while my card and sent me out -- what -- one Y me.
And the guy said it means the Russians have to be in the lobby before we call you.
And why woes that he didn't because.
A -- -- they didn't want anything to you right now.
I went back to Tahoe where I was working.
And I walked on stage and it was the marine quarters birthday that night.
And the marine corps had bought out the show right and so I want -- all these blue dress uniforms.
And they came -- -- -- my brother and my manages the time until well.
They can't stop me from fighting for my country but can't stop me from seeing him for my country and show them that I was -- and I went back when you're not priorities straight and Vietnam and and then every couple joined -- sense.
I know the troops appreciate it.
So what's special about the shelf we.
Two things number one -- Tropicana.
Is it is under new ownership.
And the people who onward -- human genes and other investors have put in over a hundred million dollars or less than.
Six or seven months.
I was asked to write a new show.
For this opening.
And so I even -- -- show that I -- always wanted to do and it's more theatrical.
Is -- were able to do things with technology and today that we couldn't do.
Right even twenty years ago fair and so I'm able actually to bring some of the people bank that I worked -- At work with the media.
Un onstage and you still saying thank you we we still do you a lot of the latest from listening because she performed so much a red that you -- -- sixteen instruments.
Well that was your necessities -- the mother of invention.
We get -- shows a -- six nights a week would you can't sing that much.
Yeah that lives -- equivalent select five hours when you have done what he actually can't go he can't do.
For about five years -- run so I kept developing instruments.
-- ordered to give me some little relief do you team tried not to talk when you're off stage.
You don't do that you just talk away united.
Pathetic you know it's hardly a good four hours -- -- -- -- -- I should my kids to the white a shouting that I'm already up.
And I just can't shut up saw -- units as well I I I don't think it is true that.
They're talking is is harder on the vocal cords and seeing button especially if you like -- you can't sing and I know I mean October deficit -- About you know what I -- we do for the troops I love bug affecting you doing so well -- name and -- your family -- bush -- and we'll -- Gibson -- and bass -- I was so I love take -- I love and I believe a lot of money their pay a lot of taxes but it's not the low -- next time bring -- -- -- -- in the new -- shocks even got -- gonna have to win it for me.
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