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Don Costa

Arranger/maker Don Costa’s catalog of function is sprinkled with titles like Paul Anka, Sammy Davis, Jr. (“Chocolate Man,” platinum, co-produced with Mike Curb, from your Gene Wilder film Willy Wonka as well as the Chocolates Manufacturing plant), Frank Sinatra, Wayne Darren, Eddy Arnold, Vic Damone, Donny Osmond (“Youthful Like,” the B-side of his cover of “A Mil to 1”), Marv Johnson, Trini Lopez (“EASILY Experienced a Hammer”), Kenny Rankin (The Kenny Rankin Recording), Lloyd Cost (“Stagger Lee,” platinum, number 1 R&B for a month, number 1 pop for a month, and “(YOU HAVE) Character,” gold, number 1 R&B for a month, number 2 pop for three weeks, springtime 1959), among numerous others. Costa, who was simply given birth to in Boston, MA, on June 10, 1925, experienced a few of his biggest successes with Paul Anka, like the singer’s two number 1 strikes, the million-sellers “Diana” (number 1 pop, number 1 R&B for 14 days), and “Lonesome Young man” (number 1 pop for a month, quantity six R&B). Anka experienced won a vacation to Manhattan after earning a soup wrapper collection competition from Campbell’s Soup. After becoming enthralled with the town, Anka, a songwriter and aspiring saving artist, borrowed cash from his dad to return towards the bustling music middle. His first quit was the offices of ABC-Paramount Information where he fulfilled with Costa. After hearing Anka’s four tunes, Costa informed the teen to send out for his parents in order that they could indication the recording agreement. “Diana” and “Lonesome Boy” had been included on Paul Anka Sings His Big 15, which peaked at number 4 pop on Billboard’s graphs in summertime 1960. After an extended and successful profession, Don Costa passed away in NY in 1983. Don Costa’s function are available on Lloyd Cost Sings His Big Ten, THE MOST EFFECTIVE Of Bobby Sherman, Rhino’s Greatest of Adam Darren, THE VERY BEST Of Eddy Arnold, Last night now: A Special event in Tune by Perry Como, Greatest Of Robert Goulet,THE VERY BEST FROM THE Highwaymen, ABSOLUTE BEST Of Lou Monte, Greatest Hits by Marie Osmond, Tranquil: THE VERY BEST of Kenny Rankin, and by himself Never on Weekend: Classic Film Music from the 50’s & 60’s.

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