Perry Como

Genre jazz, oldies, 50s, easy listening, male vocalists

Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the 20th century. Throughout a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively with the RCA Victor label after signing with them in 1943. He sold millions of records for RCA but he also pioneered a weekly musical variety television show which set the standard and proved one of the most successful in television history. His combined success on television and popular recordings has never been equalled by any other artist of the time. He was always noted for his relaxed attitude, an attitude which was reflected in his singing style. His was a beautiful voice, possessed by this former barber.

Como was also very popular in the UK. His chart successes ranged from 1953 to 1974 and included two number one's, his first hit 'Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes' in 1953 and 'Magic Moments' which stayed at the top for 8 weeks in 1958. His other big UK hits were 'Delaware' ( No 3 in 1960), ' It's Impossible' (No 4 in 1971) , 'And I Love You So' (No 3 in 1973), and 'For The Good Times' (No 7 in 1973).

As well as TV and recording success, Perry Como also made a number of films, including ' Something For The Boys' and 'Doll Face' which were released during WW2.

He died in his sleep on 12 May 2001.


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Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the 20th century. Throughout a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively with the RCA Victor label after signing with them in 1943. He sold millions of records for RCA but he also pioneered a weekly musical variety television show which set the standard and proved one of the most successful in television history. His combined success on television and popular recordings has never been equalled by any other artist of the time. He was always noted for his relaxed attitude, an attitude which was reflected in his singing style. His was a beautiful voice, possessed by this former barber.

Como was also very popular in the UK. His chart successes ranged from 1953 to 1974 and included two number one's, his first hit 'Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes' in 1953 and 'Magic Moments' which stayed at the top for 8 weeks in 1958. His other big UK hits were 'Delaware' ( No 3 in 1960), ' It's Impossible' (No 4 in 1971) , 'And I Love You So' (No 3 in 1973), and 'For The Good Times' (No 7 in 1973).

As well as TV and recording success, Perry Como also made a number of films, including ' Something For The Boys' and 'Doll Face' which were released during WW2.

He died in his sleep on 12 May 2001.


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Top Tracks

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (with Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra) 1

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (with Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra)

Magic Moments 2

Magic Moments

Papa Loves Mambo 3

Papa Loves Mambo

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 4

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Catch a Falling Star 5

Catch a Falling Star

Here We Come a-Caroling / We Wish You a Merry Christmas 6

Here We Come a-Caroling / We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Medley: Caroling, Caroling / The First Noel / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Silent Night 7

Medley: Caroling, Caroling / The First Noel / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Silent Night

(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays - 1959 Version 8

(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays - 1959 Version

(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays 9

(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays

I'll Be Home for Christmas 10

I'll Be Home for Christmas

Top Albums

Greatest Christmas Songs
Greatest Christmas Songs
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The Very Best of Perry Como
The Very Best of Perry Como
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A Perry Como Christmas
A Perry Como Christmas
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