Joni James Autograph

Giovanna Carmella Babbo (September 22, 1930 – February 20, 2022), known professionally as Joni James, was an American singer of traditional pop music. More about Joni James

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Current items with a signature of Joni James

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thumbnailJoni James Autographed Vintage Photo Legendary Traditional Pop Singer$14.00logo
thumbnailJONI JAMES MGM Records 1950s singer music radio fan club photo signed$29.99logo
thumbnailJONI JAMES MGM Records 1950s singer music radio fan club photo signed$14.98logo
Giovanna Carmella Babbo was born to an Italian-American family in Chicago, Illinois, on September 22, 1930, as one of six children supported by her widowed mother. As an adolescent, she studied drama and ballet, and on graduating from Bowen High School, located in the South Chicago neighborhood, went with a local dance group on a tour of Canada. She then took a job as a chorus girl in the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago.

After doing a fill-in in Indiana, she decided to pursue a singing career, and picked the stage name Joni James at the urging of her managers. Some executives at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) spotted her in a television commercial, and she was signed by MGM in 1952. Her first hit, "Why Don't You Believe Me?", sold over two million copies. She had a number of hits following that one, including "Your Cheatin' Heart" (a cover of Hank Williams' hit) and "Have You Heard?". She was the first American to record at London's Abbey Road Studios, and recorded five albums there. She was also very popular across parts of the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in the Philippines where she performed at Manila's now defunct EM Club in 1957. She also scored a big hit in Manila with Filipino composer Salvador Asuncion's work titled "In Despair". Read even more about Joni James at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Joni James

The most expensive item with a signature of Joni James (JONI JAMES-VINTAGE 1954 HAND SIGNED SHEET MUSIC.) was sold in August 2011 for $34.01 while the cheapest item (JONI JAMES VINTAGE ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AND INSCRIBED GLOSSY 8X10..) found a new owner for $0.99 in November 2016. The month with the most items sold (2) was June 2009 with an average selling price of $8.88 for an autographed item of Joni James. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in August 2011 with $31.50 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $0.99 was August 2009. In average, an autographed item from Joni James is worth $6.50.

Most recently, these items with a signature of Joni James were sold on eBay - click here for more items.

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thumbnail10 Pieces of Signed 1940s-50s Sheet Music / Autographed Joni James Kay Starr etc$23.99logo
thumbnail1950'S POP Singer JONI JAMES Signed 8X10 MGM Records Publicity Photograph HANK!!$10.00logo
thumbnailJONI JAMES “WHY DON’T YOU BELIEVE ME” SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD $30.00logo
thumbnailJONI JAMES 3 X 5 SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO$2.25logo
thumbnailJoni James Autographed Government Postcard 1954 Legendary Traditional Pop Singer$16.00logo
thumbnailJoni James Signed 1952 Sheet Music / Autographed$11.99logo
thumbnailJoni James Signed 1952 Sheet Music / Autographed$11.99logo
thumbnailJoni James Signed 1955 Sheet Music / Autographed$11.99logo
thumbnailJONI JAMES...VINTAGE ORIGINAL EARLY FIFTIES HAND SIGNED GLOSSY 8X10 PHOTO..RARE.$4.84logo
thumbnailPOP SINGER JONI JAMES AUTOGRAPH 8 x 10 PHOTO~$10.56logo