Margaret Whiting (born July 22, 1924, Detroit, Michigan) 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 A. 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:
In 1945, she began to record under her own name, making such recordings as:
Until the mid-1950s, Whiting continued to record for Capitol, but as she ceased to record songs that charted as hits, switched to Dot Records in 1957 and to Verve Records in 1960.
In 1957, she guest starred on the ABC variety program, The Guy Mitchell Show. Whiting came back to Capitol in the mid-1960s but went with London Records in