Between 1958 and 1974, Tony Fontane was perhaps the most famous gospel singer in the world. His soaring, lyric tenor voice earned him millions of fans and made an indelible impression on the gospel recording industry.
Fontane, however, was a complex man. He began life with a blistering hatred of God -- a hatred that evolved into full-fledged atheism. His career as a pop singer for Mercury and Capitol Records netted him money, fame and all the material trappings of stardom, including friendships with some of Hollywood's biggest names. But he wasn't happy, and he couldn't put his finger on the reason.
A near-fatal car crash in 1957 led Fontane to turn his back on atheism and to convert to Christianity. The injuries he sustained in the car crash had robbed him of his voice, and so he made a famous bargain with God -- that, if God would restore his voice, Fontane would sing only for him. The rest is history.
This is the only full-length biography ever written about Tony Fontane, and reveals much never-before-published information about his life, rise to stardom, conversion to Christianity, and untimely death in 1974. Four pages of photographs feature some previously unseen images of Fontane and his family.
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