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Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century, he recorded exclusively for the RCA Victor label after signing with them in 1943. "Mr. C.", as he was nicknamed, sold...Wikipedia

Age: 88 (age at death)
Born: 18th May, 1912, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 12th May, 2001, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida
Height: 5' 6" (168 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music

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And I Love You So

And I Love You So (1905)

And I Love You So was Perry Como's 21st RCA Victor 12-inch long-play album, the 19th recorded in full "living" stereophonic sound.

And I Love You So / It's Impossible
By Request / Sing to Me, Mr. C
Como Swings / For the Young at Heart
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever
 

One of the most popular male vocalists of all time, his list of hit records, over a 30 year period, is testament to his durability. His many hits include: "Till the End of Time," "Temptation," "Prisoner of Love," "Because," "When You Were Sweet Sixteen," "Wanted," "No Other Love," "Hot Diggety," "(There's No Place Like) Home For the Holidays," "Round and Round," "Catch a Falling Star," "Delaware," "Seattle," "It's Impossible" and "And I Love You So."

 

One of his biggest hits, "Hot Diggity", was freely adapted from Emmanuel Chabrier's popular classical piece "España".

Words and Music

Words and Music (1948)

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Fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of

If I'm Lucky
Doll Face
Something for the Boys
Red 2
 

I don`t work at home at all. Once you know a song too well, you start to fool around with it. At the session, when the band`s working on the arrangement, I learn the tune right there.

 

The audience knows I`m not going to do anything after all these years to upset them.

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