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Tony Fruscella - 15% match to Johnny Desmond

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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4 February 1927, Orangeburg, New Jersey, USA, d. 14 August 1969, New York City, New York, USA. Raised in an orphanage until the age of 14, Fruscella started playing trumpet the following year. Largely self-taught, he did later study under Jerome Canudie. While serving in the US Army, in 1945, he played trumpet in an army band. On his release, he played professionally with va Read more

Nancy Harrow - 12% match to Johnny Desmond

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 October 1930, New York City, New York, USA. Harrow studied piano from the age of seven, then dance, and only later did she turn to singing. While studying literature and dance at Bennington she toured with the college’s dance troupe. Following a short spell as an editor, Harrow embarked on a singing career. Her first name band engagement was when she sang with the Tom Read more

Vic Damone - 12% match to Johnny Desmond

Genres: Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vito Rocco Farinola, 12 June 1928, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. A romantic balladeer with a strong, smooth baritone voice, Damone took singing lessons while working as an usher and elevator operator at New York’s Paramount Theater. After appearing with Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, he sang at La Martinique Club, a venue known as a nursery for young voc Read more

Frankie Laine - 11% match to Johnny Desmond

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, 30 March 1913, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 February 2007, San Diego, California, USA. Laine had been a chorister at the Immaculate Conception Church in his city’s Sicilian quarter before entering showbusiness proper on leaving school. For nearly a decade he travelled as a singing waiter, dancing instructor (with a victory in a 1932 dance mara Read more

Jerry Vale - 11% match to Johnny Desmond

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Genaro Louis Vitaliano, 8 July 1932, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. A popular singer, especially of ballads, with several chart hits to his credit during the 50s and 60s, Vale had studied piano and worked as a shoeshine boy while still at school. Later, he was employed in an electrical component factory, and sang in his spare time. After winning a talent contest at the Read more


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