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Perry Como

One of the most popular vocalists between the end of World War II and the rise of rock & roll in the mid-'50s, Perry Como perfected the post-big-band approach to pop music by lending his own irresistible, laid-back singing -- influenced by Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo -- to the popular hits of the day on radio, TV, and LP. Both his early traditional crooning style plus his later relaxed manner and focus on novelty material were heavily indebted to Bing Crosby, though Como's appeal during the early '50s was virtually unrivaled. Born in 1912 in Canonsburg, PA, Como was working as a singing barber in his hometown when he began touring with local bandleader Freddie Carlone at the age of 21. By the mid-'30s, he got his big break with Ted Weems & His Orchestra, who headed a popular radio show named Beat the Band. After the orchestra broke up in 1942, Como hosted a regional CBS radio show later called Supper Club. The show's success gained him a contract with RCA Victor Records by 1943, and he also began working in Hollywood with Something for the Boys.

Perry Como's real big break came with the 1945 film A Song to Remember. His rendition of "Till the End of Time" spent ten weeks at the top of the charts and became the biggest hit of the year. Como's dreamy baritone worked especially well on ballads, such as the additional 1945-1947 number one hits "Prisoner of Love," "Surrender," and "Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep)." Hired by NBC for another radio show in 1948, Como crossed over to the emerging medium of television that same year with the Chesterfield Supper Club. The show quickly took off, and eventually earned him four Emmy Awards. In the mid-'50s, Como began to indulge in light novelty fare, the titles often comprising nonsense words -- "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Doo," "Hoop-Dee-Doo," "Pa-Paya Mama," and "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)." Though he often disliked the songs, they frequently became huge of the road pop.

Como's breezy songs had worked well at the beginning of the decade, but his appeal began to wane towards the end of the '50s, with the emergence of rock & roll and the wave of teen idols. His last number one hit, "Catch a Falling Star," came in 1958. Como was much less visible during the '60s, but returned in 1970 with his first live show in over two decades, and a world tour followed; a single ("It's Impossible") even made the Top Ten in late 1970. Como continued to record LPs and occasional television specials while making scattered appearances during the '70s and '80s. On May 12, 2001, Perry Como died in his sleep at his home in Florida. ~ John Bush, Rovi
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Having comments on the generation of singer who brought me such pleasure, I will say that Perry for me had a sad thoughtful state of mind that would touch something in my soul. Wanted Someone I Trusted epitomizes this sentiment. A balance of strength and damage. I will make it but it deeply hurts. He made a great contribution to the genre.
There were the good boys Perry, Andy Williams, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Steve Lawrence, then there were the bad boys Frank, Dean, Sammy. Never could decide about Frankie Lane or Mel Torme. Eddie Fisher started out good but that hussy Liz stole him from Debbie. Bing Crosby fell into disrepute late in life. I loved and love the music growing up and to this day. Thank you Pandora for making it possible to rebuild a time that was but a moment and providing for a way for it to continue today.
don.jorgense n
loved his xmas songs....... . . . .
Perry Como is a legend! Beautiful voice and always sings with great emotion!
drmagx
pe I am now 60
drmagx
one of my earliest memories is of standing in a sunbeam at age 3 or 4 and singing as if I were perry como.
Hello everyone, I seems to have childhood memories of him singing Spanish Harlem but I can seem to find any proof of him singing it. Help! LOL
Good, but not as good as Frank Sinatra
I hate him just kidding
dmstmirro
perry was my idol, a decent and religious man. dan mirro
I really love reading the comments of people who were contemporary with this peak of American culture. Thank You dnarnapr0.
One of the few who was popular with all generations from teens to seniors...wh a t a voice and personality! No show could compete with his on tv,
j_patris
Mr Smooooooth !!!!
I love his soft voice. Great!!!
My grandparents lived by Perry. I met him a couple times when I would visit them in Fla. He was always very nice to them and they just loved him. He would joke around with my grandfather, when we catch each other on walks arond the Colony. They are all gone now, but I have fond memories of them all. I didnt start llistening to his music till recently, but I love it!
How appropriate -Perry died during sleep at home- after The War Perry was a big part of our busy lives of catching up for about five years lost in the last Necessary War '-not many Perry Como's around today-Sleep In Peace with your beloved Rosalie..... .
Perry Como, the siging barber was the big call-in for my all request line in the 50's and even into the 60's. Smoothe voice clear diction and soft lyrics. My what we have all missed.
does anybody know the title of his gold album in the 50s
iam 12 years old again
cool man
I'm surprised how much he sounds like Sinatra! So smooth! I would like to hear him sing I've got you under my skin and compare it with Ole Blue eye's version.
the master of sliding vocal perfection
better than a cosmo !!!
gerrywhite37
I was President of one of his fan clubs when I was 12 years old, Perry's Ohio favorites was our name, it was in 1948 and1949
lancealan8
So smooth. So effortless. What a pity our society has decided that bump and grind and electronical l y enhanced/sam p l e d garbage is what passes as music these days.... I swear I was born 70 years too late.
namaanna
A GENTLE MAN, A GENTLEMAN, HIS KIND HAVE VANISHED. IT IS OUR LOSS.
jbiron28
I loved perry We listened to his program at hme
They don't make music like this anymore and I wish I had someone to dance to this great music as much as I like too.
*I* had a Perry Como sweater once. :-)
My mom loved him way back in the 50's and 60's and I love him to this day! He will always be missed by his friends and fans. Besides being a wonderful singer he was a gentleman.
mrsgalfidi
He cannot be replaced!
steve3691
His last hit: It's Impossible is a beautiful song. Terrific voice!!
Perry was a favorite at my home in the 50's and 60's. We all watched his TV show together every week. Even my Daddy liked him. Perry was the smoothest singer of his time. Too bad no one cares today that words, pronunciatio n , making sense, not ruining a song by yelling and screaming while sounding like a screech owl who can't carry a tune in a bucket, mean a lot to the listener. O
eileennisler
I'm 78 & still in love with Perry. Saw many of his supper club shows at NBC studio in NYC till his last shows at Westbury Music Hall in Westbury NY. Miss him - none can compare with Perry.
teacherdude9 9
Perry is the best male vocalist ever!!! I'm kinda' young to be a fan of his, but I've liked his singing since I was a little kid!!!
It is refreshing to know that Perry Como was a family man who stayed married to the same womom for all the years of his life.
skelly67054
What can I say...I'm 66 years old and still love this guy!!!!
frankcaliri
Love this guy!!
Perry Como is soft and easy yet still have some upbeat songs..Sorry no picture of a Grandfather yet
I have always loved Perry Como music. So sweet and easy to listen to. No wonder there were so many true lovers back then.
wnicol6727
A great favorite...r e m i n d s me of mom as well.

futurestrade r . a f c
all of today's 'singers/ent e r t a i n e r s ' need to take a course singing101.. . . .
gabbypoo2
his voice is so sweet. i have the fondlest memories from my childhood, listening to him on my mother's radio which stood three feet tall in the corner of the livingroom. when i hear him singing, it alway brings the fifties back, with a lump in my throat..
arenaud79
Just the clean, natural and smoothness of his voice is what I most love. He was an angel. Sofia
genwen150 I say a big Amen to your comment
he is very good
robertlove
one of the best singer in my life time 1941-to now 2009
mrf17
j'aime beaucoup Perry Como holiday
To me, it would be like a blessing from Heaven to hear a Como- style song from a car window once again, as in olden days...inste a d of the ubiquitous demonic filth now polluting the air
Smooth listening
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