Jazz singer-pianist Buddy Greco dead at 90

Jan 11, 2017 541

by Mike Weatherford

Buddy Greco, the jazz pianist turned Las Vegas showman who had a presence from the 1950s through the 2000s, died Tuesday. He was 90. Like many performers of his era, Greco's live career sustained him well beyond his best-known hit, a finger-snapping 1960 rendition of "The Lady Is a Tramp," which established his Las Vegas hipster credentials for years to come.

Greco once recalled he met Frank Sinatra 1955 while performing in the lounge at the Sands hotel. Sinatra "came to see Nat (King) Cole. I went into the main room after I was through, and I'm standing in back, and Frank turns around and says, 'Hey ... come sit down with me.' And we became instant friends."

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