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Vic Damone (born June 12, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York) is an ItalianAmerican singer. He was born Vito Rocco Farinola. June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Brooklyn (named for the Dutch city Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. An independent city until its consolidation into New York in 1898, Brooklyn is New Yorks most populous borough, with a 2005 Census Estimate of 2,486,235 residents. ... NY redirects here. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ...


He inherited his musical interests from his parents: His father, an electrician by trade, sang and played the guitar; his mother taught piano. At an early age he decided to imitate his favorite singer, ItalianAmerican Frank Sinatra, and began taking voice lessons. After his father became injured at work, he had to drop out of school, and he took a job as an usher and elevator operator in a movie theater, the Paramount, in Manhattan. An electrician is a tradesman specializing in electrical wiring of buildings and related equipment. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A grand piano, with the lid up. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ...


One day, ItalianAmerican Perry Como visited the theater and Vic took Como to his dressing room to perform for him. Como liked the performance enough to take him under his wing, and referred him to a local bandleader. At this time, he took the name of Damone, his Italian mother's maiden name. He entered the talent search on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts and won the competition in April, 1947. Pierino Ronaldo Perry Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ... Arthur Godfreys Talent Scouts (also known as Talent Scouts) was a television variety show which ran on CBS from 1948 until 1958. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...


Winning that contest led to his getting a regular role on Godfrey's show (a step that figured in the careers of many other Talent Scouts winners). One day he ran into Milton Berle at the station and Berle got him a chance to do regular shows at two night clubs. By the middle of 1947, he had a contract with Mercury Records. Milton Berle This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ...


His first release, "I Have But One Heart" (August 30) reached #7 on the Billboard chart. "You Do" (released November 1) reached the same peak. These were followed by a number of other hits. In 1948 he got his own weekly radio show, Saturday Night Serenade. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with O Marenariello. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Bachelor No. ... See also: 1947 in music, other events of 1948, 1949 in music and the list of years in music. // Events Aldeburgh Festival is founded by Benjamin Britten, Eric Crozier and Peter Pears. ...


In 1951 he played in two movies: The Strip and Rich, Young, and Pretty. From 1951 to 1953 he served in the United States Army, but before going into the service he recorded a number of songs which were released during that time. After leaving the service, he married an ItalianAmerican actress, Anna Maria Pierangeli, and in 1954 made two more movies: Deep In My Heart and Athena. He also made some guest appearances on Milton Berle's television show in 1954. See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... It has been suggested that United States Army values be merged into this article or section. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... Pier Angeli (born Anna Maria Pierangeli) (June 19, 1932 - September 10, 1971) was an Italian-born actress who made her star debut in Domani é troppo tardi (1949). ... See also: 1953 in film 1954 1955 in film 1950s in film years in film film Events May 12 - The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces wife Marion Benda. ...


1955 was a poor year for Damone. He only had one song on the charts, "Por Favor," which did not make it above #73. However, he did have a major role in the movie musical, "Kismet" in 1955. In early 1956, he was dropped by Mercury, but was able to sign with Columbia Records and had some success on that label with hits like "On the Street Where You Live" (from My Fair Lady) and "An Affair to Remember" (from the movie of the same name). See also: 1954 in music, other events of 1955, 1956 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - RCA victor announces a marketing plan called Operation TNT. The label drops the list price on LPs from $5. ... See also: 1955 in music, other events of 1956, 1957 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Cameo-Parkway Records formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Kal Mann & Bernie Lowe. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... The original poster for the Broadway production of the show designed by Al Hirschfeld My Fair Lady is a 1956 musical theater production with lyrics and book by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. ...


His marriage to Italian Anna Maria Pierangeli ended in 1958. In this period Damone was introduced to the Bahá'í Faith by a drummer in his band. Damone relates his rendition of "On the Street Where You Live" encorporates gestures meant to summon a sustaining vitality from 'Abdu'l-Bahá.[1] Early in the 1960's he officially joined the religion. In 1960 he starred in the movie Hell to Eternity, which would prove to be his last movie. In 1961 he was released by Columbia, moving over to Capitol Records, where he filled in the gap left by Frank Sinatra's leaving to help found Reprise Records. He lasted at Capitol only until 1965, however, but he recorded some of his most highly-regarded albums there, including two which made the Billboard chart, Linger Awhile With Vic Damone and The Lively Ones, the latter with arrangements by the great Billy May, who also arranged another of Damone's best Capitol albums, Strange Enchantment. Damone moved next to Warner Brothers' record label. On Warners he had one chart hit: "You Were Only Fooling (While I Was Falling In Love)." The next year he moved again, to RCA Records, but in 1968 he released what would be his final record for a long time. Seat of the Universal House of Justice in Haifa, Israel, governing body of the Baháís The Baháí Faith is a religion founded by Baháulláh in 19th century Persia. ... Abdul Baha `Abdul-Bahá Abbas (May 23, 1844 - November 28, 1921) also known as Abbas Effendi, was the son of Baháulláh, the Prophet and Founder of the Baháí Faith. ... See also: 1959 in film 1960 1961 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events April 20 - for the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood, California to film G.I. Blues August 10 - Filming of West... See also: 1960 in music, other events of 1961, 1962 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - Motown Records signs The Supremes January 20 - Francis Poulencs Gloria is premiered in Boston February 12 - The Miracles Shop Around becomes Motowns first... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Sinatra redirects here. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... See also: 1964 in music, other events of 1965, 1966 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... The Lively Ones were an instrumental surf rock band active in Southern California in the 60s. ... William E. May, better known as Billy May (10 November 1916 - 22 January 2004) was a United States composer, arranger and musician. ... Photo of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC, December 2003. ... Warner Bros. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...


In 1971 he started touring Las Vegas casinos as a performer, and although he had to declare bankruptcy in the early 1970s, he earned enough as a casino performer to clear up his financial difficulties. He extended his geographical range, touring through the United States and the United Kingdom, and as a result of his popularity decided to record some albums again, releasing them on RCA's label. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ...


Damone was married from 1987 to 1996 to an American entertainer, Diahann Carroll. She was his fourth wife. Damone has married five times, divorced four. He has three daughters from his second marriage to Judith Rawlins and one son from his first union to Anna Maria Pierangeli. In 1998 the singer married Rena Rowan, designer. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... An entertainer is someone who is hired to entertain people. ... Diahann Carroll, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1955 Diahann Carroll (born July 17, 1935) is an American actress and singer. ...


His final album was released in 1992. In 1997 Damone received his high school diploma from Lafayette High School in Brooklyn when officials with the school granted credits for life experience and wished give the commencement address - advising students to "Have spiritual guidance. Don't lose God. There is a God. Trust me."[1] In 1997 Damone also received the "Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.[2] The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. ...


Sinatra famously said that Damone had "the best set of pipes in the business".[2] Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is considered one of the finest vocalists of all time, renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing. ...


Songs

The following songs recorded by Damone made the Billboard charts: Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

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Just Say I Love Her (Just Say I Love Him when recorded by a female singer) is a popular song, adapted from the Italian song Dicitencello vuie. ... See also: 1949 in music, other events of 1950, 1951 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Malcolm Sargent becomes chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. ... See also: 1950 in music, other events of 1951, 1952 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Johnnie Ray has his first hit record with Cry. ... See also: 1949 in music, other events of 1950, 1951 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Malcolm Sargent becomes chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. ... See also: 1948 in music, other events of 1949, 1950 in music and the list of years in music. // Events Mitch Miller begins his career as one of the 20th centurys most successful record producers at Mercury Eddie Fisher signs with RCA Bob Hope suggests that Anthony Benedetto change... My Heart Cries for You is a popular song, adapted by Carl Sigman and Percy Faith from an 18th century French melody. ... See also: 1949 in music, other events of 1950, 1951 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Malcolm Sargent becomes chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. ... Guy Mitchell (February 22, 1927-July 1, 1999) was an American pop singer, who was even more successful in the United Kingdom than his homeland, despite being an international recording star of the 1950s with five #1 singles. ... My Truly, Truly Fair is a popular song. ... See also: 1950 in music, other events of 1951, 1952 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Johnnie Ray has his first hit record with Cry. ... Guy Mitchell (February 22, 1927-July 1, 1999) was an American pop singer, who was even more successful in the United Kingdom than his homeland, despite being an international recording star of the 1950s with five #1 singles. ... On the Street Where You Live is a popular song. ... See also: 1955 in music, other events of 1956, 1957 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Cameo-Parkway Records formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Kal Mann & Bernie Lowe. ... See also: 1954 in music, other events of 1955, 1956 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - RCA victor announces a marketing plan called Operation TNT. The label drops the list price on LPs from $5. ... It has been suggested that Jackie Harris be merged into this article or section. ... See also: 1951 in music, other events of 1952, 1953 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Pierre Schaeffer publishes his A la recherche dune musique concrète (The Search for a Concrete Music), an explanation of his experimental approach to composing. ... See also: 1947 in music, other events of 1948, 1949 in music and the list of years in music. // Events Aldeburgh Festival is founded by Benjamin Britten, Eric Crozier and Peter Pears. ... Patti Page on the cover of a collection, part of The Millennium Collection Patti Page (born Clara Ann Fowler on November 8, 1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma) is one of the best-known female singers in traditional pop music. ... See also: 1952 in music, other events of 1953, 1954 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Arthur Bliss replaces Arnold Bax as Master of the Queens Musick. ... See also: 1949 in music, other events of 1950, 1951 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Malcolm Sargent becomes chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. ... 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References

  1. ^ a b Music, faith can guide us, a singer believes - By Pat Kinney
  2. ^ a b 1997 Award and Inductee Ceremonies

External links

  • VH1 page on Vic Damone
  • Songwriters' Hall of Fame page on Vic Damone
  • Epinions page on Vic Damone
  • Vic Damone at the Internet Movie Database

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