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Perry Como

One of the best entertainers of the last century,
this man’s collection of hit records is something to see!
His recording career commenced in nineteen thirty-three
He came from a small Pennsylvania town called Canonsburg.
This place is located just twenty miles south of Pittsburgh.
This famous crooner started in his town as a barber.
However, his true talent came forth as a great singer.
He started out singing with Freddy Carlone’s big band.
When he joined Ted Weems’ orchestra, he achieved fame at hand.
A wartime CBS radio show brought some success.
However, the NBC network found his great prowess.
Como was signed to a long-term contract with RCA.
Success with recordings and show business were on their way!
He appeared in shows on radio and television,
Fourteen certified number one songs came in succession.
“’Til The End of Time” and “It’s Impossible” can be found
With “A-You’re Adorable”, “Hoop-De-Doo”, and “Round and Round”
His great career lasted for more than half a century.
He certainly was a great man to listen to and see!

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  1. Date: 2/15/2014 11:54:00 AM
    Robert What a lovely and beautiful tribute to this great singer/entertainer. You captured his life in a creative and interesting way Thanks for the sweet comment on my Two Friends And A Puppy poem

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 8:19:00 PM
    Solid job. I remember him well. He was a staple on tv formany years. His rendition of " Ave Maria" was both bonechilling and uplifting to the point of bringing tearsto your eyes. He had a great voice and where are they today. Eh? Thanks and best wishes, Gerard.

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 7:38:00 AM
    My Mother's favorite all time singer and dreamy person in show business world Robert.. great tribute to a legend.. hope u are well luv..

  1. Date: 3/31/2011 9:34:00 AM
    one of my favorites of his was, catching a falling star, and put it in your pocket. i use to watch him on tv everyweek, just loved the guy and his singing. loved your poem a nice tribute to a wonderful singer.

  1. Date: 3/19/2011 4:49:00 AM
    One of my father's favourites Robert. He was certainly old school, and a gentleman. Nice tribute to a fine man. Have a lovely weekend....:)

  1. Date: 3/14/2011 11:03:00 AM
    It's so nice people remember Perry Como, Robert. We heard many of his recordings and he did have a special, wonderful voice! Great tribute to his talent in your poem. Indeed, he was a terrific entertainer and he dated my late Aunt Jean. It was serious and he gave her a ring. When she married my uncle, he made her give it away, so I have the beautiful ruby birthstone ring now. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/13/2011 10:44:00 PM
    Is this for the contest Gone too soon? Maybe not. He was not too young when he died, was he? I remember him. A very smooth crooner! Good info poem, Robert!

  1. Date: 3/13/2011 9:08:00 PM
    I do remember hearing about him and a few of his songs. Thanks for the well written bio of this famous singer. Caroline.

  1. Date: 3/13/2011 8:42:00 PM
    Down memory lane, thanks Robert, this is very interest to read, also enjoyed reading the bio. awesome. Harry

  1. Date: 3/13/2011 8:18:00 PM
    oh robert, my dad enjoyed most of the songs of perry como , even his christams tunes.. a brilliant write and expo about a music legend who warmed our hearts... fantastic read! :) huggs, nette