Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ...
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Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast and named it The Supper Club. In 1950 Como and his Sponsors moved to CBS and named this The Perry Como Chesterfield Show.Written by
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One of the very few television shows to feature a rare performance by Ritchie Valens. Valens was 17 when he was killed on Tuesday, February 3, 1959, in the crash of a chartered plane during the infamous Winter Dance Party tour in the mid-west. Killed along with Ritchie Valens were fellow performers Buddy Holly 22, and Giles Perry Richardson, aka The Big Bopper 28. The pilot of the Beechcraft Bonanza, Roger Peterson 21, was also killed. See more »
I am a native of Canonsburg, PA, the hometown of Perry Como. My mother knew him when they were children, and his sister, Venzie, was my mother's best friend the last thirty-five years of their lives. When I was in second grade, Perry came to Pittsburgh to broadcast his show from the Civic Arena. The morning of the broadcast, Venzie called my mother up to ask us to come over before school began. We lived next door to her at the time, and we immediately ran next door, only to meet Perry himself. When we addressed him as Mister Como, he told us to call him Uncle Perry. From that moment on, we always called him that. We went to the Arena that night and I saw my first television show, live.
It was one of those childhood memories I will never forget. Thanks, Uncle Perry.
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