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Louis Prima Jr. Commemorates Father’s 100th Birthday with Performance at Fremont Street Experience

December 9, 2010 by  

Louis Prima, Jr. and his band perform at Fremont Street Experience
Louis Prima Jr. 
commemorated his father’s 100th birthday by performing some of Louis Prima’s legendary songs at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas on December 7, 2010.  Also performing was singer Sarah Spiegel (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)

A special guest was Peter Limon, Radioman in Communications during the attack on Pearl Harbor 69 years ago on the same day.

Louis Prima, Jr. and his band perform at Fremont Street Experience

Louis Prima, Jr. and his band perform at Fremont Street Experience

Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage.

In the 1950’s Prima made his way to Las Vegas and is now considered an integral part of the Vintage Vegas Era. He was perfect for this burgeoning town where guests were clamoring for entertainment and before long Prima, along with his with Keely Smith, became one of the biggest acts in town, selling out at the Desert Inn, Sahara, The Sands, and The Hilton. Even the Rat Pack recognized his amazing talent and could be spotted in the audience watching the “Wildest Show” in Vegas.

Louis Prima, Jr. and sister Lena Prima

Louis Prima, Jr. and sister Lena Prima

Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage.

Louis is pictured above with his sister Lena who will be performing at the Suncoast Showroom on January 15-16, 2011.  Click here for more information.

Louis Prima, Jr. and his band

Louis Prima, Jr. and his band

Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage

Louis Prima, Jr. with Pearl Harbor veteran Peter Limon and singer Sarah Spiegel

Louis Prima, Jr. with Pearl Harbor veteran Peter Limon and singer Sarah Spiegel

Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage.

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