Don Pelosi was born Leonardo Domenico Pelosi in North London. The son of Domenico, an Italian from Picinisco, a historical town in the Lazio region, Leonardo was born within the sounds of The 'Bow Bells' of the church of St. Mary le-Bow. Don grew up in Clerkenwell or 'Little Italy' in London, but later moved into london's Tin Pan Alley otherwise known as Denmark Street.
Don's father became a successful songwriter, penning many of the most well-known songs of the war years. Some of Don Pelosi snr's most celebrated songs include Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major, 'Til the poppies Bloom Again, and The Stars Will Remember which was recorded by Frank Sinatra on the Colombia label.
Leonardo or Lenny Pelosi initially sang under many names including Lenny Angelo and Don Drake.
Signed to HMV, Don recorded In All The World and as a 'b' side 'From Moment to Moment.' The latter song was chosen ahead of Frank Sinatra's version for the London Premiere of the Honor Blackman film 'Moment To Moment.'
Don Pelosi frequently appeared on television and radio, and toured for many years. His last broadcast was for BBC radio in 1982.
Don Pelosi passed away on January 13th 1998.