Frankie Laine

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
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Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

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 marathon as his principal qualification) and other lowly jobs, but it was as a member of a New Jersey nightclub quartet that he was given his first big break, replacing Perry Como in Freddie Carlone’s touring band in 1937. This was a springboard to a post as house vocalist with a New York radio station until migration to Los Angeles, where he was ‘discovered’ entertaining in a Hollywood spa by Hoagy Carmichael. The songwriter persuaded him to adopt an Anglicized nom de theatre, and funded the 1947 Mercury Records session that resulted in a version of Hadda Brooks’...

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