Quiz: Was it Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, or Perry Como?
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Was it Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, or Perry Como?
By: Maria Trimarchi
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When it comes to three of the most famous crooners of all, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Perry Como, do you know who sang what, and with which band?

Crosby died in 1977. Sinatra, in 1998. And we lost Como in 2001. Before Elvis Presley, before the Beatles and the Stones and Led Zeppelin, there were the crooners. You might know the style best from the famous Rat Pack, playing shows and carousing around Las Vegas casinos. But crooners were any singer, although usually male, who sang jazz standards (by musicians such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin) in a soft, silky-voiced style -- the style emerged in the 1920s and lasted until the early 1950s. Frank, Bing, and Perry -- that's Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Perry Como -- were all, back in the day, crooning sentimental pop and jazz favorites from the Great American Songbook, often backed by a big band, full orchestra, or, at the very least, a piano. Today, famous crooners including Tony Bennett and Johnny Mathis, are still touring.

Whether, like Sinatra, their early days were spent as a singing waiter, or, like Crosby, in a popular vaudeville act called, "Two Boys and a Piano," all three of these men were driven to be entertainers from a young age. Como even gave up his paychecks for music lessons as a kid.

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