Mel Carter, the man responsible for giving the song "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me," a place in
pop history, began his career in Cincinnati at the age of four when his grandmother held him up
to the microphone in a penny arcade recording booth. As it turned out, it was 25 cents well-spent;
the unpolished performance had an unmistakable element of raw talent etched into those crude
grooves. From that point on, music proved to be Mel's destiny, as his career produced one hit
single after another. Even to this day, Mel's version of "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" has lost
only 2% of it's playing ability since it's release 30 years ago and you can still hear this
timeless classic played on the radio at least once a day somewhere around the world.
Click on VIDEO CLIP to see Mel in concert.