Perry Como was born May 18, 1912 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania and was a barber before he became a well known singer.
He like Sinatra was a big band singer early in his career and was known for being one of the most relaxed singers in the business when on stage.
Despite the advent of rock and roll in the 50’s he still would record an occasional hit song.
When our Pineville Elementary in Pineville, Louisiana took a trip to a Fishville, Louisiana skating rink I can remember skating to Perry Como singing Round and Round the perfect skating song.
Perry Como singing It’s Impossible in this audio version of this song accompanied by stunning visual graphics.
Perry singing If I Loved You and No Other Love. Viewers who watched the Perry Como Show will remember the “we get letters” introduction before the songs.
Perry Como died six days before his 89th birthday on May 12, 2001 with May 12 being a significant date since my mom died on May 12 of 1998.