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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Herbert Mills of the Mills Brothers, who was born in 1912; the late Marvin Gaye Jr. was born in 1939; Leon Russell in 1941 (age 62); Larry Coryell and the Fortunes' Glen Dale, both in 1943 (age 60); Kurt Winter, formerly
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include folk singer Joan Baez, who was born in 1941 (age 62); Scott Engel of The Walker Brothers in 1944 (age 59); former Yardbird and Led Zeppeliner Jimmy Page in 1945 (age 58); William Cowsill of the Cowsills in 1948 (age 55); David Jo
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Sam Phillips, founder of the legendary Sun Records, who was born in 1923 (age 80); Kool and the Gang drummer George "Funky" Brown in 1949 (age 54); Blondie's Chris Stein in 1950 (age 53); and Marilyn Manson, whose real name is Br
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Victor Borge, who was born in 1909; Beatles producer George Martin in 1926 (age 77); Van Dyke Parks in 1941 (age 63); Stephen Stills in 1945 (age 58); John Paul Jones, bass player/keyboardist with the Yardbirds and, late
By United Press International

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LETTERMAN GETS HIS OWN 'HIGHWAY'
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Helen Reddy, who was born in 1942 (age 60); Nona Hendryx, of Patti LaBelle and the BlueBelles, and LaBelle, in 1944 (age 58); bassist James Fielder of Buffalo Springfield and, also, Blood Sweat and Tears in 1947 (age 55); and Pet
By United Press International

The almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2002 with 202 to follow.
By United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 2) Today's birthdays include the late Herbert Mills of the Mills Brothers, who was born in 1912; the late Marvin Gaye Jr. was born in 1939; ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 9)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 5)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 3)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Vic Damone (born June 12, 1928) is an American singer and entertainer.

Damone was born Vito Rocco Farinola in Brooklyn, New York to French-Italian immigrants based in Caserta, Italy—Rocco and Mary (Damone) Farinola. His father was an electrician and volunteer firefighter; his mother taught piano. Inspired by his favorite singer, Frank Sinatra, Damone began taking voice lessons. He sang in a choir at St. Finbar's Church in Bath Beach, Brooklyn for Sunday Mass under organist Anthony Amorello. When his father was injured at work, Damone had to drop out of high school. He worked as an usher and elevator operator in the Paramount Theater, in Manhattan. He met Perry Como, who asked him into his dressing room to sing for him. Impressed, Como referred him to a local bandleader. Farinola decided to call himself Vic Damone, using his mother's maiden name.

Damone entered the talent search on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts and won in April 1947. This led to his becoming a regular on Godfrey's show. He met Milton Berle at the studio and Berle got him work at two night clubs. By mid 1947, Damone had signed a contract with Mercury Records.

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