Damone was born Vito Rocco Farinola in Brooklyn, New York, to Rocco and Mamie (Damone) Farinola, Italian emigrants from Bari, Italy. His final album was issued in 2002, with other albums being repackaged and re-released. In 2003, Vic decided to release some previously unreleased material and formed Vintage Records with his son, Perry Damone. He planned to release a 7 CD series called The Vic Damone Signature Collection, and in May 2003 released Volume 1, produced by Perry and Frank Sinclair. com, created by Perry and Sinclair, and ultimately managed by his son-in-law William "Bill" Karant. One of his final public performances was on January 19, 2002, at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in Palm Beach, Florida.
Vic Damone, the postwar crooner whose intimate, rhapsodic voice captivated bobby soxers, middle-age dreamers and silver-haired romantics in a five-decade medley of America’s love songs and popular standards, died on Sunday in Miami Beach. He was 89. Ed Henry, a family friend, said the cause was complications of respiratory failure. Mr. Damone suffered a mild stroke in 2000 but recovered and retired in 2001 after a farewell tour that included appearances at the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall
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Born in New York, Damone had been living in retirement in Palm Beach with his fifth wife, Rena Rowan, who died in November 2016. The son of Italian immigrants, Damone was born Vito Farinola. Forced to drop out of high school after his father was badly injured at work, he took a job at the Paramount Theater in Manhattan. The son of Italian immigrants, Damone was born Vito Farinola
Sixty years ago, the ballad singer Vic Damone topped the UK charts with On the Street Where You Live. It was an unlikely achievement in the middle of the rock’n’roll era, but it was a perfect song perfectly sung. Damone, who has died aged 89, was regarded as a singer’s singer. Frank Sinatra applauded his technique, saying that he had the best pair of pipes in the business. He was born Vito Rocco Farinola in Brooklyn, New York, one of five children, and the only son, of Mamie (nee Damone) and Rocco Farinola, who lived in Bensonhurst, a predominantly Italian neighbourhood. When Mamie was hospitalised with pneumonia in 1931, Rocco taught his son to sing You’re Driving Me Crazy at her bedside. Although Rocco expected Vito to follow him in becoming an electrician, the young boy was more interested in his mother’s skills as a pianist.
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Damone was part of the golden age of crooners who shot to fame after World War II – including Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin and Perry Como. He was best known for hits "You're Breaking My Heart" and "On the Street Where You Live". Legendary Sinatra discovered Damone while playing poker at a friend’s apartment in New York in 1946, Fox reports. Damone came on the radio singing one of Sinatra’s hits Night and Day live . Damone released his final album in 2002 and gave his final public performance in 2011 at the age of 82, when he sang to a sold-out crowd in Palm Beach, Florida.
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