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Wayne Newton

Newton in concert in 2012
Background information
Birth name Carson Wayne Newton
Also known as Mr. Las Vegas, The Midnight Idol, Mr. Entertainment
Born (1942-04-03) April 3, 1942 (age 74)
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Genres Jazz, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, steel guitar, piano, percussion
Years active 1962–present
Website waynenewton.com

On any given night – there are nights that you feel better. There are nights that you are vocally better. There are nights that you are not as vocally good. No question about it.
Wayne Newton
I have been involved with the USO really my entire life. The first show I did for the USO, I was nine years old.
Wayne Newton
I played Vegas at the age of 16 years old, in 1959.
But one man never laughed. He was a giant among men. He was Bobby Darin and he was my friend.
Wayne Newton
Las Vegas and I both grew up together, and all of a sudden I was doing things that no performer had ever done before.
Wayne Newton
When I come offstage, if I've done a bad show or had a bad night, the fact that everybody was standing at the end or three or four times during the show means nothing to me. I know I could have done a better show.
Wayne Newton
If it were not for the bad things that've happened to me, I wouldn't be the person I am today.
Wayne Newton
When you think about those of us that live the life that we want to live, we can thank absolutely and completely our men and women in uniform. Because if it were not for them, we wouldn't enjoy the freedoms that we have.
Wayne Newton
There's no room in my life for feeling sorry for myself.
You can take of a man's money, but when it's all said and done, you've only taken his money.
Wayne Newton
I believe that fate is choices - it's not chance.
I miss the personalization that Vegas was – there were showroom captains and all the dealers knew the gamblers by their first names.
Wayne Newton
I've always had great faith in people.
Sure, I've been a victim, but in retrospect, most of it has been of my own making. I allowed it to happen.
Wayne Newton
Once you're a Virginian, you're always a Virginian.
All of our early hits, 'Danke Schoen' and 'Red Roses,' were produced by Bobby Darin.
Wayne Newton
You have to go through those mountains and valleys – because that's what life is: soul growth.
Wayne Newton
I love taking chances.
I don't really believe in regrets.
I'm better off working as opposed to lying around.
When I die, I'd like to come back as a cello.
Elvis and I were very good friends. We were such good friends that, on the day that he passed, I was the first one his father called, to let me know what had happened.
Wayne Newton
There are people who are surprised at my politics and being a conservative and the rest of it. But the truth of the matter is, to my knowledge, I have never been overlooked or turned down for anything that I wanted to do that was being offered to me.
Wayne Newton
When you take of a man's time, you've taken a part of his life.
I've always had great faith in the Man Upstairs.
When I first met Elvis, we had so much in common and became fast friends.
Johnny Carson was a mean-spirited human being. And there are people that he has hurt that people will never know about. And for some reason, at some point, he decided to turn that kind of negative attention toward me. And I refused to have it.
Wayne Newton
One night I went to see Bobby at the Flamingo. Because he was my hero, I would visit him for inspiration.
Wayne Newton