Sinatra and Damone, along with Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Dean Martin and others – comprised a group of Italian Americans who dominated the postwar pop music field. Far from resenting the mimicry, Sinatra praised Damone’s singing ability.
Damone still drew crowds in nightclubs and concerts into his 70s, before illness prompted his retirement to Palm Beach with his fifth wife, fashion designer Rena Rowan.
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Underrated if not unknown by those whose knowledge of pop balladeers begins and ends with Sinatra
Things that a fella can't forget...
Quaco wrote: Not that I advocate writing "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict" if that happens to be in the set, but just don't shorten it quite so much!