Perry Como: A Biography and Complete Career Record

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McFarland, Jul 6, 2009 - Performing Arts - 310 pages
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Perry Como put aside his career as a barber to become one of the top American crooners of the 20th century and also one of the first multimedia stars. His record sales exceeded 100 million. In 1948, Como was the first popular singer to cross over to television and The Perry Como Show became the benchmark for a broadcast music and variety show. Como's career illuminates developments in the music and television business in the middle of the last century. This biography features 73 photographs, a complete discography, a listing of all television appearances, and a year by year chronology of Perry Como's life from 1912 to 2001.

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About the author (2009)

Malcolm Macfarlane is also the author of Bing Crosby: Day By Day and is editor of Bing, the journal of the International Crosby Circle. He has studied American and British popular singers for over 40 years. He lives in the United Kingdom. Ken Crossland is the author of The Man Who Would Be Bing: the Life Story of Michael Holliday. He has studied American and British popular singers for over 40 years. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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