6 May 1913, New York City, New York, USA, d. 12 October 1989, Columbus, Ohio, USA. a classically trained musician, Cavallaro played piano with various outfits, including those led by Abe Lyman and Rudy Vallee, before deciding to form his own dance band in 1939. He became very popular with diners and dancers at some of New Yorks swankier hotels and ballrooms in the early 40s, and later in the decade Guy Mitchell was one of his vocalists. He made a string of successful records, usually with studio musicians rather than his regular sidemen, most of which featured his fluent, commercial playing style. These included Chopins Polonaise (a million-seller), Theres Yes! Yes! In Your Eyes, Music! Music! Music!, and Meet Mister Callaghan (1952). He broadcast frequently on The Shaeffer Parade, a live weekly radio show on NBC. His popularity led to appearances in the 40s film musicals Hollywood...
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