Don Cornell stage name of Luigi Francisco Varlaro (April 21, 1919 in New York City - February 23, 2004 in Aventura, Florida) was a popular singer of the 1940s and 1950s.
Cornell got his start with trumpeter Red Nichols and big band leader Sammy Kaye before going solo. He sold over 50 million records. Among his hits were "It Isn't Fair," "I'm Yours," "I'll Walk Alone," and "Hold My Hand." In 1993, he was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame.
He died of advanced emphysema and diabetes.
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He died of advanced emphysema and diabetes. The Donnas. Among his hits were "It Isn't Fair," "I'm Yours," "I'll Walk Alone," and "Hold My Hand." In 1993, he was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame. The Electrocutes. He sold over 50 million records. Ragady Anne. Cornell got his start with trumpeter Red Nichols and big band leader Sammy Kaye before going solo. Some of their influences include KISS, L7, Bikini Kill, Shonen Knife, The Muffs, R.E.M., The Ramones, and Bratmobile.
Don Cornell stage name of Luigi Francisco Varlaro (April 21, 1919 in New York City - February 23, 2004 in Aventura, Florida) was a popular singer of the 1940s and 1950s. The band has been together for 11 years. In 2004 they released their sixth album Gold Medal. In the summer of 2003 they played the main stage at Lollapalooza. The album was their mainstream break through, and spawned the hit single "Take it Off".
In 2002, the Donnas released Spend the Night. In 2001, they signed with Atlantic Records. As the band grew, they were urged to sign with a major label company. They initially signed with Lookout! Records.
They took a week off of their senior year of high school to tour Japan and experimented with riot grrl under The Electrocutes. They worked with producer Darin Raffaelli for their first two albums. Experimenting with different musical styles, they underwent a variety of band names (Screen, Ragady Anne, and The Electrocutes) before settling on the Donnas. They are all self-taught musicians and practiced in Castellano's garage nearly every day during high school.
They were relatively unknown until they were out of high school. As best friends, they formed in the 8th grade to play for their school's "Day on the Green." They were the only girl band in their town, Palo Alto. (Allison Robertson, Guitar), all of them born in 1979 make up the band. (Brett Anderson, Vocals), and Donna R.
(Maya Ford, Bass), Donna A. (Torry Castellano, Drums), Donna F. Donna C. The Donnas is the name of an all-women punk rock band that go by stage names.
Gold Medal (2004) (Atlantic Records). Spend the Night (2002) (Atlantic Records). The Donnas Turn 21 (2001) (Lookout! Records). Get Skintight (1999) (Lookout! Records).
The Donnas (1997) (Radio X) (1998) (re-release on Lookout! Records). American Teenage Rock 'n' Roll Machine (1998) (Lookout! Records). Steal Yer Lunch Money (released 1998) (Sympathy for the Record Industry). Ragady Anne [7"] (1996) (Radio Trash Records).