THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED LP BY BILL HAYES..
BILL HAYES SINGS THE BEST OF DISNEY(ABC PARAMOUNT ABC 194)FRONT PHOTO COVER IS SIGNED BY BILL HAYES. TRACKS: FERDINAND THE BULL, LAVENDER BLUE, WHEN I SEE AN ELEPHANT FLY, ONE SONG, WRINGLE WRANGLE, LAZY COUNTRYSIDE, CINDERELLA, TWAS BRILLING, WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR, WHALE OF A TALE, BELL NOTTE, ZIP A DEE DOO DAH. CONDITION OF THE VINYL IS WEAK VG, COVER AND AUTOGRAPH IS VG.
Hayes was a singer on the Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca variety show Your Show of Shows in the early 1950s. During the Davy Crockett craze in 1955, three recorded versions of the Ballad of Davy Crockett were in the top 30. Hayes' version was the most popular, and reached #3 for the year. He also starred on Broadway in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Me and Juliet (1953).
Hayes is perhaps best known for his role as Doug Williams on Days of Our Lives. Hayes originally played the role from 1970 to 1984. His singing career also found its way to his storyline on Days of Our Lives; in the story, Doug was introduced as a convict who was also a lounge singer.
The character of Doug returned in 1986 and 1987, as well as 1993 and 1996. Most recently, he has been on the show since 1999, only to have his character killed off in the spring of 2004 by Dr. Marlena Evans (This was done to reduce the show's budget). In an elaborate plot hatched by head writer James E. Reilly, Doug Williams turned up alive on a tropical island and went home to his wife.