1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Catch a Falling Star recorded by Perry Como introduced January 13, 1958
Written by Paul Vance & Lee Pockriss
Orchestra conducted by Mitchell Ayres
The Ray Charles singers back Perry Como again on this Joe Reisman arrangement that was based on a classical theme from Brahms' Academic Festival Overture. In March of 1958, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) certified their first-ever ‘gold record’ to Catch a Falling Star. It was the last number one hit for the decade’s favorite singer. In 1959, Perry Como won the very first Grammy Award for Best Male Vocal Performance.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"put it in your pocket, never let it fade away.. save it for a rainy day"