Silky- voiced Perry Como (1912-2001) was the 7th of 13 children. His parents were poor Italian immigrants and Perry was the first child born in the USA. He followed his hardworking father into mens’ hairdressing but his father made many sacrifices so that all his children should receive musical training. Perry learned to play several instruments but never took singing lessons. He just liked to sing! His smooth and appealing voice, his relaxed demeanor and careful choice of material resulted in many hit records over many years, followed by TV Shows when quality adult entertainment was still the norm.
“Don’t Let the Stars Get in your Eyes” was originally a Country and Western song, composed and recorded by Winston Moore, but in 1952 Perry recorded a more sophisticated version that had a neat orchestral backing. It was a big hit in the USA and UK and it appealed to romantics of all ages and both sexes (In those days there were only two genders). Como was a religious man, a good family man, dignified and married to the same woman for some 60 years. Enjoy his recording which has stood the test of time!