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Old 02-12-2018, 10:11 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Not exactly surprising, but still sad news for millions of fans.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:33 PM
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Vic Fontaine has sang his last duet with his friends at Quarks bar. May the magic moments when war slipped away for a few minutes, never be forgottten.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1NGRnVpCSQ
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Damone probably had the most perfect voice of all the crooners, although he didn't have a very exciting personality for television and probably focused too much on the really slow ballads. His country western album for Warner Brothers Records was a masterpiece of perfect vocalizations and subdued CW arrangements...might even call it haunting and soulful. And I loved his "The South Side Of Chicago" for Victor. He made Perry Como look downright hyper. He honestly didn't seem to care about having a hit record, which is why we saw so little of him in the 1960s and beyond.

RIP
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Vic Fontaine has sang his last duet with his friends at Quarks bar. May the magic moments when war slipped away for a few minutes, never be forgottten.
What has that character got to do with Vic Damone?
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:50 PM
 
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Damone was one of several male vocalists that dominated the airwaves in popular music from 1950-1955. You couple put him in the same category with Frankie Laine, Al Martino, Tony Martin, Robert Goulet, Jerry Vale, Jack Jones, and Perry Como. And some others. And of course Sinatra and Dino and Sammy D. Phetaroi is right as for the most part he was an albums artist. In the Joel Whitburn "Billboard Chart Hits" book, strangely enough it only shows 3 songs by him released on 45-I'm quite familiar with the first one; "On The Street Where You Live." It went to #4 on the Billboard charts around July of 1956.

Two things he is noted for--having his own TV show in 1956 and marrying actress Dihann Caroll in 1987.

Good point made on the Warner Brothers country lp he released, it's quite good TBH.

89 years-lived a long life! RIP.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I remember him. He outlived his son by Pier Angeli, too.
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