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Mel Carter (born April 22, 1943, Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American singer and actor. He is best known for his 1965 million-selling recording, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”.

Carter recorded for Sam Cooke’s SAR record label in the early 1960s. He had his first hit in 1962 at the age of nineteen with “When a Boy Falls in Love”, which was co-written by Cooke.

By the time he reached his commercial peak with Imperial Records in the middle of the decade, he was specializing in pop ballads. His biggest success was the Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” which reached #8, in 1965. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. He had a couple of other Top 40 entries over the next year, “Band of Gold” and “All of a Sudden My Heart Sings”, as well as a few other easy listening sellers.

Carter appeared on the DVD of the PBS special, Doo Wop 51, recorded in 2001 performing his hit.

Carter later acted on television programmes such as Quincy, M.E., Sanford and Son, Marcus Welby, M.D. and Magnum, P.I…

In his early days, Mel sang with the all male group the Los Angles Gospel All Stars. This group was one of the priemire gospel groups during the time when James Clevland and the Los Angeles Community Choir was the predominant gospel voices in Los Angeles.


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  • osadi667

    Thrill me, thrill me, Thrill me, thrill me, Thrill me, thrill me, Thrill me, thrill me

    12 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Rapture5212011

    Some great music provided by the entertainer/singer. The 'baby boomer' generation of the 60s & 70s grew up listening to him. His music kinda grows on you. God bless~!

    19 Sep 2010 Reply
  • deathprinciple

    Probably the best male vocalist ever!

    23 Aug 2010 Reply
  • MAGGY65

    Love it, the singers not bad too, only kidding :) X

    13 Jun 2010 Reply
  • jdamron714

    God what can I say about this song? This is every womans song she wants to receive from a man, a REAL man, thanks be to God, yes one of my all time favorites.

    8 Dec 2008 Reply

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