Johnny Mann dies at 85; Grammy-winning conductor and arranger

The Johnny Mann Singers performed on his syndicated "Stand Up and Cheer," which ran from 1971 to 1974. As the titled suggested, it was upbeat and included patriotic segments during the era of protests against the Vietnam War. Mann's group was a staple of recordings and TV shows in the 1950s and '60s, he died Wednesday 18 JUN 2014, at his home in Anderson, S.C. He was 85. Mann had been treated for heart problems in recent years. Johnny Mann (August 30, 1928 – June 18, 2014) was an American arranger, composer, conductor, entertainer, and recording artist. Wikipedia