Percy Faith practically invented easy listening music when in the early fifties he substituted strings for the brass of the big band sound of the forties. Hired as an arranger and orchestra leader for the Columbia label he backed such artists as Tony Bennett, Doris Day, Johnny Mathis and many more on too many albums to count.
In his own right he would release about eighty albums from the early fifties until his death in 1976.
The highlight of his career would happen in 1960 when he released the single “Theme From A Summer Place” which was taken from the movie of the same name starring Troy Donohue and Sandra Dee.
It would top The American singles charts for nine weeks during early 1960 and would be the second ranked single of the whole decade only trailing “Hey Jude” by The Beatles.
The “Theme From A Summer Place” has been used countless times as back ground music and remains the lasting testament to Percy Faith’s long career.