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Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Perry Como - Catch A Falling Star

On this day October 9, 1957 in New York, Perry Como recorded "Catch A Falling Star."



Catch a Falling Star, written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss, is a song made famous by Perry Como's hit version, released in 1957. It was Como's last #1 hit, reaching #1 in the Billboard "Most Played By Jockeys" chart but not in the overall top-100, where it reached #2. Surprisingly it only reached #9 in the UK charts but the A side Magic Moments got to #1. Como's measured phrasing and way with a low-key arrangement saw the single becoming the first US disc to be certified gold and winning a Grammy into the bargain for Best Vocal performance, Male. 

The song has been featured in several films, including The Princess Diaries, Love Actually, Everybody's Fine and Never Been Kissed. It was often featured in the TV series Lost, and was most often associated with Claire Littleton and her baby, Aaron.
Pierino "Perry" Como (May 18,1912 - May 12, 2001) was an Italian-American singer and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for the RCA Victor label after signing with it in 1943. "Mr. C". as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records for RCA and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show, which set standards for the genre and proved to be one of the most successful in television history. His combined success on television and popular recordings was not matched by any other artist of the time. (Info Wiki & various)

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