Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

Vic Damone

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

There are at least two artists by this name:

1. Vic Damone is an Italian American singer originally named Vito Rocco Farinola; born 12 Jun 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Perry Como visited the theater & Vic took him to his dressing room, to perform for him. Como liked the performance enough to take him under his wing & referred him to a local bandleader. Then, he took the name Damone (his Italian mother’s maiden name).

He entered the talent search, on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts & won the competition, in Apr 1947 - This led to him getting a regular role on Godfrey’s show (as with many other winners). At the station, he ran into Milton Berle, who provided a chance to do regular shows at two night clubs. By the middle of 1947, he had a contract with Mercury Records.

His first release, “I Have But One Heart” (30 Aug), reached #7 on the Billboard chart & “You Do” (1 Nov), reached the same peak. These were followed by a number of other hits. In 1948 he got his own weekly radio show, Saturday Night Serenade.

His final album was issued in 1997, with other albums re-packaged & re-released.

2. Vic Damone is a artist from South Jamaica, NY who features on the “Queens Da Movement” mixtape (aka QDM) and is signed to Def Squad/Universal Records.

Videos

Top Albums

Listening Trend

182,203listeners all time
748,131scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Listening Now

Top Listeners

Email Newsletter

Universal Music Group Get exclusive tour, release & promotion updates on Vic Damone from Universal Music.