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Buddy Greco
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Vocalist
    (August 14, 1926-January 10, 2017)
    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Birth name was Armando Greco
    Singer and pianist with Benny Goodman (1949-52)
    Recorded over 70 solo albums
    Notable songs include 'The Lady Is a Tramp,' 'Around the World,' 'Make Up Your Mind,' 'Just Walk Away' and 'Ooh Look-a-There Ain't She Pretty'
    He said about his days in Vegas with the Rat Pack, 'There were mornings I woke up and couldn't understand why I wasn't in jail.'
    He has been married five times, divorced four times.
    He was once confronted backstage at the Sands by his wife, his mistress, and a showgirl he had been having a fling with.
    He claimed Bobby Darin stole his act, and the two got into a fistfight when they met in Vegas.
    He said, 'I went from having nothing to suddenly making $20,000 a week and you think it will never end. The booze, the broads, it all kept coming, and then you wake up and it is all gone.'
    Frank Sinatra said, 'Buddy can make anything swing. Nobody comes close in that department.'
    He has perfect pitch.
    He played for the Queen Mother at the same Royal Variety Performance as the Beatles (November 4, 1963).
    He claimed to have played every major nightclub in the world at least twice.
    He continued recording and touring well into his 80s.

Credit: C. Fishel


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