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March 20, 2013

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Frank Sinatra---Francis Albert Sinatra
Bobby Darin--- Roberto Cassotto
Tony Bennett---Antonio Benedetto
Perry Como--- Nick Perido
Vic Damone---Vito Farinola
Dean Martin---Dino Paul Crocetti

Extra credit answer: Harry James. I don't know how FS responded, tho. Maybe a punch in the kisser?

Extra credit answer, via September in the rain: A life of Nelson Riddle. Regarding the proposed name change of Sinatra to Satin, Sinatra told James, "'You want the voice, you take the name.'" Later in life, he said of James' suggestion, "'If I'd done that, I'd be working cruise ships today.'"

You're both right. It was Harry James back in 1939. Sinatra was 23. And he said, "Fuck that." Which biographer changed into "You want the voice, you take the name." I heard FS make the statement about "working cruise ships today" at a concert.

And Sharon, how did you know that Vic Damone was Vito Farinola -- and all the others?

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