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Perry Como : a biography and complete career record

Author: Malcolm Macfarlane; Ken Crossland
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Perry Como became one of the top American crooners of the 20th century and one of the first multimedia stars. His record sales exceeded 100 million. In 1948, Como crossed 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"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Macfarlane, Malcolm, 1942-
Perry Como.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2009
(OCoLC)639365932
Named Person: Perry Como; Perry Como
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Macfarlane; Ken Crossland
ISBN: 9780786437016 0786437014
OCLC Number: 314840563
Description: ix, 300 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The barber business --
Beat the band : The Ted Weems years --
Till the end of time --
Hollywood and bust --
The supper club --
First contact --
Hoop-dee-doing it --
Don't let the stars get in your eyes --
Old Silver Throat --
Catch a falling star --
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall --
The scene changes --
It's impossible --
The barber comes to town --
Charisma in slow motion --
Final curtain --
You are never far away from me --
Appendix A : Perry Como on record --
Appendix B : Perry Como on television, 1948-1955 --
Appendix C : Perry Como year by year.
Responsibility: Malcolm Macfarlane and Ken Crossland ; foreword by Michael Feinstein ; foreword by Michael Feinstein.

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Perry Como put aside his dreams of being a barber to become one of the top American crooners of the 20th century and also one of the first multimedia stars. This book features over 80 photographs, a  Read more...

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