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Vic Damone

Vic Damone

Vic Damone


There are at least two artists by this name: 1. Vic Damone is an Italian American singer originally named Vito Rocco Farinola; born 12 Jun 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Perry Como visited the theater & Vic took him to his dressing room, to perform for him. Como liked the performance enough to take him under his wing & referred him to a local bandleader. Then, he took the name Damone (his Italian mother's maiden name). He entered the talent search, on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts & won the competition Read more on Last.fm
There are at least two artists by this name: 1. Vic Damone is an Italian American singer originally named Vito Rocco Farinola; born 12 Jun 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Perry Como visited the theater & Vic took him to his dressing room, to perform for him. Como liked the performance enough to take him under his wing & referred him to a local bandleader.

Then, he took the name Damone (his Italian mother's maiden name). He entered the talent search, on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts & won the competition, in Apr 1947 - This led to him getting a regular role on Godfrey's show (as with many other winners). At the station, he ran into Milton Berle, who provided a chance to do regular shows at two night clubs. By the middle of 1947, he had a contract with Mercury Records. His first release, "I Have But One Heart" (30 Aug), reached #7 on the Billboard chart & "You Do" (1 Nov), 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. His final album was issued in 1997, with other albums re-packaged & re-released. 2. Vic Damone is a rap artist from South Jamaica, NY who features on the "Queens Da Movement" mixtape (aka QDM) and is signed to Def Squad/Universal Records. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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