Wired Piano Man

Ladies and Gentlemen..Regrettably the incredibly talented PETE ARGIRO passed away on August 12th 2005 after suffering a stroke He was 74 years old Rest in Peace

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Pete Argiro began his career in show business as small child with a love for the accordion, and according to Horace Heidt at the age of eight Peter was talented enough to leave Buffalo, New York and tour with Mr. Heidt. He has appeared on stage with Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Don Rickles, Eartha Kitt, Pat Cooper, Jackie Mason, Julius LaRosa, The McGuire Sisters..the list is endless. After touring with the Vagabonds, Pete became Pete Stanton and the other half of the famous comedy team "Stanton & Peddie"

Pete, Pat Cooper, partner Eddie Peddie

"Stanton and Peddie" were the only act to play the Flamingo Hotel with the longest run lasting 10 months. With the Vagabonds and as "Stanton & Peddie" Pete appeared on Ed Sullivan, Merv Griffin and the Mike Douglas Show.

Sammy Pete Frank Dean

Pete's busy career had him playing in Atlantic City at the500 club, Harrahs in Reno and Tahoe w/Barbra Streisand,in New York at the Copacabana with Diana Ross and theSupremes, the San Juan Hotel and Americana in PuertoRico with Fran Warren,Palumbos in Philly,Lido BeachHotel in Long Island,Fountainbleu in Miami as well as Playboy clubs in Chicago,St. Louis,Kansas City,New Orleans, and Los Angeles. A man whom Frank Sinatra himself said was the greatest Jazz Piano player EVER

Pete & Dustin Hoffman "Lenny"

....his talents as an incredible jazz pianist/performer landed him a role in the feature "Lenny" starring Dustin Hoffman. Pete was a close personal friendof Lenny Bruce and was with him the night of his automobile accident.  This film appearance led to many more including "The Beguiled" with Clint Eastwood and "The Final Shot" with CharlesBronson. Pete Argiro also wrote/produced the film score for "Journey".

Pete & Tony

........the best entertainer I ever saw! - Tony Bennett

Danny Berger, John Thomas, Pete, Jerry Lewis

Pete & Jilly Rizzo w/Harry Guardino

Pete Argiro with his dearest friend Jilly Rizzo and Harry Guardino at the Variety Club Telethon in Palm Springs, California.

Working with pal Buddy Greco on Album "Pete Argiro plays Pagliacci and All That Jazz".

ALBUMS: "Bella Mia" on DEC records, 1959 was a big hit for this Buffalo native who lived in So Florida for 30 years and was a major draw in Nighclubs. He also owned the Rolling Hills Country Club, Upstairs/Downstairs Pete's Dakota Steak House restaurants. The last 15 years he resided in Palm Springs. Pete also recorded the unforgettable "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone".

Pete 1998

Pete and Bill Farrell