Margaret Whiting is a singer of American popular music and Country music who first made her reputation during the 1940s and 1950s.
Margaret’s musical talent may have been inherited; her father Richard Whiting, was a famous composer of popular songs. She also had an aunt, Margaret Young, who was also a singer and popular recording artist in the 1920s. In her childhood her singing ability had already been noticed, and at the age of only seven she sang for singer-lyricist Johnny Mercer, with whom her father had collaborated on some popular songs. In 1942, Mercer started Capitol Records and signed Margaret to one of Capitol’s first recording contracts.
Her first recordings were as featured singer with various orchestras: