The best and greatest singer of Italian heritage of all time. Listen to him sing "Luna Mezzo Mare", a cute little ditty sung in Italian.
Anna Oxa, (born Iliriana Hoxha on 28 April 1961 in Bari, Italy), Italian singer of Albanian father, well-known through her numerous appearances in the Sanremo Music Festival. In 1978, at the age of sixteen, she took second place with the song "Un emozione da poco" at the Song Contest of Sanremo Festival.
Gigliola Cinquetti (born 20 December 1947, Verona, Veneto) is an Italian singer, TV presenter and journalist. At the age of 16 she won the Sanremo Music Festival in 1964 singing "Non Ho L'Età" ("I'm Not Old Enough"), with music composed by Nicola Salerno and lyrics by Mario Panzeri. Her victory enabled her to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964 with the same song, and she went on to claim her country's first ever victory in the event. This became an international success, even entering UK Singles Chart, traditionally unusual for Italian material.
Antonella Ruggiero was born in Genoa, Liguria (1952). She is a light soprano with extraordinary vocal range, reaching the 4 octaves, and his stamp is a stunning beauty and purity with a large technical and impressive vocal agility that have made it one of the greatest singers in the world in the history of pop and the word music. In 1975 with Piero Cassano (voice and keyboards), Aldo Stellita (bass), Giancarlo Golzi (drums), Carlo Marrale (voice and guitars) she gave birth to the historical group Matia Bazar.
Luciano Pavarotti (12 October 1935 – 6 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor, who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.
Laura Pausini (Italian pronunciation: [pau.ˈziː.ni]), (born 16 May 1974, Solarolo, Ravenna) is an Italian singer-songwriter.Pausini is famed for her soulful voice and romantic ballads ("La solitudine", "Strani Amori","Incancellabile", etc.).
Mia Martini (born Domenica Bertè; 20 September 1947 - 12 May 1995) was an Italian singer. Her biggest hits were "Piccolo Uomo", which was recorded in several languages, "Almeno tu nell'universo", which has been covered by several Italian singers including Mina and Elisa, and "Minuetto".
Daniela Miglietta, art name Mietta (born 12 November 1969, Taranto), released 10 albums in all and two million copies of her records were sold.She received her first platinum record and won Telegatto award as the best new artist of 1989, which was voted by Italians. In 1990 Minghi was still acting as her talent scout and they made a duet entitled Vattene amore which placed 3rd in the Sanremo Festival.
Alice (Italian pronunciation: [aˈliːtʃɛ], also known as Alice Visconti, born Carla Bissi September 26, 1954,Forlì) is an Italian singer-songwriter and pianist, active since 1971. Alice had her breakthrough after winning the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Per Elisa" in 1981, followed by European hit singles like "Una notte speciale", "Messaggio", "Chan-son Egocentrique", "Prospettiva Nevski" and "Nomadi" and albums like Gioielli rubati, Park Hotel, Elisir and Il sole nella pioggia charting in both Continental Europe, Scandinavia and Japan. Very nice voice.
Giorgia Todrani, best known as Giorgia (born April 26, 1971) is an Italian female singer, known for her soulful voice, which is aided by a wide vocal range, high belting register and great vocal abilities. Billboard magazine called her "one of the most popular Italian singers" and stated that "she could have made it in the USA too
Antonello Venditti (born 8 March 1949) is an Italian singer-songwriter who became famous in the 1970s for the social themes of his songs.
She was born in Rome (April 4, 1954). Her big hits were "Quello che le donne non dicono" (1987) and " le notti di Maggio" (1988). Both sings won the critic's prize to Sanremo Festival. She has a big carisma.
Bertè was born in Bagnara Calabra (September 20, 1950) , Province of Reggio Calabria, southern Italy. She started her singing career in 1974 with the album Streaking. She became successful the following year with the release of Normale o Super album, as well as "Sei bellissima", a ballad that eventually became one of her biggest hits.
Rino Gaetano was born in Crotone, in the southern Italian region of Calabria. At the age of nine, he had to follow his parents to Rome, where he spent the rest of his life.
Francesco De Gregori (born April 4, 1951) is an Italian singer-songwriter. De Gregori is popularly known as "Il Principe Poeta" ("The Poet Prince"), the nickname refers to the elegance of his lyrics.
Irene Grandi was born in Florence (6th,December ,1969).debuted in the Sanremo Music Festival in the category New Proposed with "Fuori", in 1994, which was later won by Andrea Bocelli, who was also debuting the same year. She sing different genus of music (pop, rock, blues , folk) . She sing in different languages and especially in Germany had a good success.
Paolo Conte (born January 6, 1937) is an Italian singer, pianist, composer and lawyer notable for his grainy, resonant voice, his colourful and dreamy compositions (evocative of Italian and Mediterranean sounds, as well as of jazz music, South American atmospheres and of French-language singers and his wistful, sometimes melancholic lyrics. Some of his hits were used in many movies, for example "Come Di" in I Am David (2003), and Mickey Blue Eyes (1999), "Via con me" in French Kiss (1995) , Mostly Martha (2001), Welcome to Collinwood (2002), and the "Fritz" Coca Cola commercial that was widely shown in US movie theaters in early 2006. As well as in No Reservations (2007), "Sparring Partner" in 5x2 (2004) (French humourist Pierre Desproges used both in his Chroniques de la haine ordinaire.) One of Conte's greatest hits, Azzurro (1968, performed by A. Celentano and later many other artists) was "appropriated" by the fans of the Italian national football team—affectionately called "gli azzurri" ("The blue ones")—as a sort of unofficial "anthem" during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Gianna Nannini (born June 14, 1956) is an Italian female singer-songwriter and rock musician.Born in Siena, she studied piano in Lucca and then composition in Milan. Her first hit was in 1979 with the single "America" and the album California, which became a success in several European countries.
Alexia, (born Alessia Aquilani 19 May 1967, in La Spezia), is an Italian singer. Before recording in Italian in the 2000s, she made records in English in the late 1990s. Many of those were international hits. Before her solo career she was the vocalist of Ice Mc. She won Sanremo festival in 2003 with the hit "per dire di no" and the year before, first presence to the bigger italian competiton, was classified 3rd ("Dimmi Come"). She has a very strong ("black") voice.
Raffaele Riefoli (born September 29, 1959, Margherita di Savoia, Italy) is an Italian popular singer who is better known as simply Raf Self Control (1983) was recorded and released contemporaneously by American pop star Laura Branigan,
Adelmo Fornaciari (born 25 September 1955), more commonly known by his stage name Zucchero Fornaciari, is an Italian rock singer. His music is largely inspired by gospel, blues and rock music, and alternates between ballads and more rhythmic boogie-like pieces.
Spagna (born Ivana Spagna, 16 December 1956, Verona, Italy) is an Italian singer and songwriter. She started her career singing in English and in the early 1980s she provided vocals (with Angela Parisi) and wrote songs for an Italo Disco duo project called Fun Fun; as well as writing songs for many other dance music projects until 1986, when she embarked on a solo career. She took part in the Sanremo Festival, the most important Italian song contest, ranking 3rd in 1995 with the song "Gente Come Noi".
Andrea Bocelli (born 22 September 1958) is an Italian pop tenor and crossover artist. Since his debut album Il mare calmo della sera, released in 1994, he has recorded over a dozen pop and Classical albums, as well as eight complete operas, selling over 70 million copies woldwide.
Rita Pavone (born August 23, 1945, Turin, Italy) is an Italian ballad and rock singer who e-njoyed success through the 1960s. Pavone is also an actress.
The Italian star (born on October 28, 1963) has done duets with several prestigious artists such as Cher, Tina Turner, Andrea Bocelli, Patsy Kensit, Anastacia, Joe Cocker, Luciano Pavarotti, Laura Pausini, and Ricky Martin.[
Tenor Claudio Villa was born Claudio Pica in the Trastevere quarter of Rome in 1926. Together with Domenico Modugno he holds the record for the most wins at the Sanremo Music Festival, where he won the competition in 1955, 1957, 1962 and 1967.
Al Bano Carrisi (born 20 May 1943 ,Cellino San Marco, Puglia region) is an Italian singer, actor and winemaker. He recorded some major hits such as "La siepe" and "Nel sole" at that time. "Nel sole" sold 600,000 copies in Italy within three months of release, and eventually over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc in July 1968. He was marred with Romina Power and he makes duets of great success in Italy and in Latinum countries.
Orietta Berti Orietta Galimberti pseudonym (Cavriago, 1 June 1943), remains one of the most beautiful female voices of Italian music. She begun her profession in 1962 and has published 53 studio albums (wikipedia source). First hit was "tu sei quello" (1965) where she won the italian "disco per l'Estate"
Beniamino Gigli (March 20, 1890 - November 30, 1957) was an Italian opera singer. The most famous tenor of his generation, he was renowned internationally for the great beauty of his voice and the soundness of his vocal technique. Music critics sometimes took him to task, however, for what was perceived to be the over-emotionalism of his interpretations. Nevertheless, such was Gigli's talent, he is considered to be one of the very finest tenors in the recorded history of music.
Roberto Vecchioni (born 25 June 1943, Carate Brianza-Milano) is an Italian singer-songwriter and writer. Years of activity (wikipedia source): 1966 - present. He became famous only in 1977, with Samarcanda. With this work Vecchioni gained a fame as one of the most skillful italian singer-songwriters. In 1968 he graduated in Ancient Literatures at the Università Cattolica of Milan, where he remained for two years as assistant lecturer of History of Religions.
Amedeo Minghi (born in Rome, Italy on 12 August 1947) is an Italian singer/songwriter. He has written songs for Andrea Bocelli, Mietta, Mia Martini, Anna Oxa, Marcella Bella, Gianni Morandi and Rossana Casale and composed several sound tracks as for the television film Fantaghirò (aka Cave of the Golden Rose).
Nilla Pizzi (born 16 April 1919) is an Italian singer . Born as Adionilla Negrini Pizzi in Sant'Agata Bolognese, she was particularly famous in Italy during the 1950s and 1960s. She won the Sanremo festival in 1951, singing "Grazie dei fiori", and again in 1952, singing "Vola colomba".
Umberto Tozzi (born 4 March 1952) is a pop/rock singer and composer, born in Turin. Tozzi recorded perhaps his most famous song, "Gloria"(1979). The cover version by American singer Laura Branigan first brought Tozzi's name to attention in the USA in 1982.
Fabrizio De André (February 18, 1940 - January 11, 1999) was an Italian singer-songwriter.I n his works he often told stories of marginalized and rebellious people, prostitutes and knaves. In Italy he is considered as a poet because of the quality of his lyrics.
Bobby Solo (born Roberto Satti 18 March 1945) is an Italian singer and musician. Solo was born in Rome (mother and father have north origin). In 1964, he participated in the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Una lacrima sul viso" ("A Tear on your Face"), but he was disqualified for singing with playback which was contrary to the festival regulations. The song, however, became a global hit. It was the first record to sell over one million copies in Italy, and global sales exceeded three million. It was awarded a gold disc.[
Nicola Di Bari (born 29 September 1940) is an Italian singer. He was born in Zapponeta, Apulia, as Michele Scommegna. He won the Sanremo Music Festival in 1971 and 1972. In 1972 he represented Italy at Eurovision Song Contest with "I giorni dell'arcobaleno". In 1968 he performed the soundtrack of Preparati la bara ("You'd Better Smile"). He is also well-known in Latin America for his albums recorded in Spanish.
Mino Reitano (December 7, 1944 – January 27, 2009) was an Italian singer and actor. Reitano was born to a poor family in Fiumara, a small village near Reggio Calabria. he studied at the conservatory at Reggio for eight years, learning piano, trumpet, and violin. At a young age he moved with his brothers to Germany, where he played with his brothers in a band. After performing at the Festival at Castrocaro, he was offered a contract with Italian label Dischi Ricordi, and in 1967 he participated for the first time at the Sanremo Festival. His first big hit was 1968's "Avevo un cuore (che ti amava tanto)".
Salvatore "Toto" Cutugno (born July 7, 1943) is an Italian pop singer-songwriter of Tuscany origin. Cutugno may be best-known for his worldwide hit song, "L'Italiano (Lasciatemi Cantare)", which was on his hit CD, "I Grandi Successi". He won a Sanremo Festival (1980) and an Eurofestival (1990).
Vasco Rossi (born February 7, 1952), also known as Vasco or with the nickname Il Blasco, is an Italian singer-songwriter. During his 30-years career, he has published 21 albums (including live and collection discs) and has written some 130 songs, as well as lyrics for other artists. Probably the only Italian"rockstar"
Luca Carboni (born 12 October 1962, Bologna) is an Italian singer-songwriter. He debuted in 1981 as guitarist in the band Teobaldi Rock, publishing his first solo album in 1983. He always distinguished for his intimistic style. in 1987 he released the album Luca Carboni, which contains one of his most popular songs, "Silvia lo sai", a story of adolescence and drug. This song and the other hit "Farfallina" led the album to sell up to 700,000 copies, reaching the top of the Italian charts. The same album was re-issued in Spanish in 1989 and was followed by two tours.
Dario Baldan Bembo (Milan, May 15, 1948) is a singer, composer and keyboardist Italian. He has composed some of the best song of Mia Martini (Piccolo Uomo, Minuetto) and Renato Zero (amico, più su). "Amico è" is his major hit.
Ivano Alberto Fossati (born September 21, 1951) is an Italian pop singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and percussionist born in Genoa. Fossati has several albums to date and has worked with such musicians as Fabrizio De André, Riccardo Tesi, Mia Martini, Ornella Vanoni, Francesco De Gregori and others-
Pierangelo Bertoli (November 5, 1942, Sassuolo - October 7, 2002,Modena) was an Italian singer-songwriter and poet. He started his career of singer at the end of 1973 with the album Rosso colore dell'amore (1974) and one year later with the self-produced album Roca Blues. One of his most famous album was A muso duro of 1979.
Tiziano Ferro (born 21 February 1980 in Latina) is an Italian latin pop singer. He also records Spanish versions of his Italian albums and has had notable success in Europe and Latin America, Ferro has sold more than 8 million albums worldwide.
Massimo "Max" Pezzali (b. Pavia, 14 November 1967) was the singer and main song writer of the pop group "883". He released his first solo album in 2004 , "Il Mondo Insieme A Te". The album was successful in Italy and from then on Pezzali decided to continue his work as a solo artist.
Celentano was born in Milan at 14 Via Gluck, about which he later wrote the famous song "Il ragazzo della via Gluck" ("The boy from the Gluck Street"). His parents were from Foggia, in Apulia, and had moved north for work.Heavily influenced by his idol Elvis Presley and the 1950s rock revolution, he is also known as the most famous dancer of the Hula hoop fad. For the last 40 years he has retained his popularity in Italy, selling millions of records and appearing in numerous TV shows and movies.
Nek (born Filippo Neviani, 6 January 1972, Sassuolo, Province of Modena, Italy) is a popular contemporary Italian singer-songwriter. Some of his hits include "Laura non c'è" (in Spanish: "Laura no está"), which became a major hit in Europe and Latin America in 1997, being one of the most listened songs of that year, and "Almeno stavolta".
Maria Ilva Biolcati was born in Goro (July 17, 1939), province of Ferrara, Italy. She is not only a singer but actress and television personality. She is also known as 'La Rossa', (Italian for 'The Red'), due to the colour of her hair, In 1959, Milva won a contest for new voices, and was named the overall winner from more than seven thousand six hundred participants. In 1960 she recorded her first 7" single with Cetra Records: Édith Piaf's song "Milord". Her real debut was on the stage of the Sanremo Music Festival in 1961, where she took third place. She has competed at the Festival a total of 15 times, the last time of which was in 2007. The highest position she has reached is second place in 1962, but she has never won to date.
Renato Zero is the stage name of Renato Facchini was born in Rome (September 30, 1950I.He quit his studies early to devote himself to his true passion, the arts, more specifically playing music and singing "Il cielo", "Il carrozzone","amico" are some of his best songs.
He was born in Saigon (20 February 1946), , French Indochina, now Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to an Italian father and a French mother. He moved to Rome, Italy at the age of 11 wh , ere he attended school and started his career as musician coming to success around 1972. "Margherita", "Io Canto", "Se stiamo Insieme","Cervo a Primavera" are some of the more known Cocciante songs.
Jovanotti (sometimes misspelt as Giovanotti) is an Italian singer-songwriter and rapper. Jovanotti, whose real name is Lorenzo Cherubini, was born in Rome on 27 September 1966. His most famous songs are "L'Ombelico del Mondo" and "Serenata Rap", and recently "baciami ancora" (2008). Jovanotti has also appeared in one of Luciano Pavarotti's charity concert in 1996.
Ivan Graziani (October 6, 1945 ,Teramo– January 1, 1997) was an Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist. His first band was The Serogan, which he formed in 1963 with Giuseppe Canala, Bruno Tartaglia, and Luciano Cordivani. He then played in Anonima Sound until 1972, and issued his debut solo album, Desperation, in 1973. He launched into acting in 1981 and wrote a book, Arcipielago Chieti, in 1988.
Elisa Toffoli (born December 19, 1977 in Monfalcone) is an Italian singer, performing under the mononym Elisa. She is one of few Italian musicians to write and record mainly in English. She draws inspiration from many genres such as pop, alternative rock, electronica and trip hop.
Massimo Ranieri (born Giovanni Calone, May 3, 1951), is an Italian pop singer, film and stage actor. End of 60's was his best period with sonk like "rose rosse per te", "erba di casa mia", "se bruciasse la città". In 1997 won Sanremo with "Perdere l'amore",
Fausto Leali (born 29 October 1944, Nuvolento, Italy) is an Italian singer, famous for his rough and aggressive voice, in sharp contrast with Italian melody conventions. Due to his voice, he is nicknamed "The black white" ("Negro bianco").
Patty Pravo (born Nicoletta Strambelli, 9 April 1948, Venice, Italy) is an Italian pop singer. "La bambola" sold over one million copies by the end of 1968, and was awarded a gold disc. "Ragazzo Triste", "Pazza Idea","Pensiero Stupendo" are others of her Italian famous hits.
Sergio Endrigo (June 15, 1933 - September 7, 2005) was an Italian singer-songwriter.Born in Pola, Istria, Italy (today Pula, Croatia) he has been often compared--for style and nature--to authors of the so called "Genoa school" like Gino Paoli, Fabrizio De André, Luigi Tenco, and Bruno Lauzi.
Francesco Guccini (born June 14, 1940, Modena) is an Italian singer-songwriter and author. His songs are renowned for their poetic and literary value, and in 1990 he won the Premio Eugenio Montale for verses in music.
Gianni Morandi (born December 11, 1944) is an Italian pop singer and entertainer. He made his debut in 1962 and quickly placed high at or won a number of Italian popular song festivals,
Lucio Dalla (born March 4, 1943 in Bologna) is a popular Italian singer-songwriter and musician. He also plays clarinet and keyboards. He is the composer of Caruso (1986), which has been covered by numerous international artists.
Narciso Parigi began his career at the age of 16 at Campi Bisenzio (where he was born on 29th November, 1927, singing on Radio Firenze and straight from there was taken to Rome by the RAI. Over his long career he has cut 5,500 titles and sold tens of millions of records. Parigi has also starred In 17 films and was also ambassador of the Fiorentina song ("Un bacione a Firenze" to give just one example) in the United States and the rest of the world. With songs like Le Ragazze Di Monticelli, IL Valzer Della Fortuna and IL Cappello di Paglia Di Firenze, how can you not love him and his songs. I think he is the best Italian singer and his songs have touched so many people.
Iva Zanicchi (born in Ligonchio, Reggio Emilia in January 18, 1940) began her career,in 1962 at the Castrocaro Festival of New Voices, where she gained third place. She won the Sanremo song festival in 1967 with Non pensare a me, in 1969 with Zingara and again in 1974 with "Ciao cara, come stai?". In 1969, she represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in Madrid with Due Grosse Lacrime Bianche, where she finished 13th. A concert at the Paris Olympia and a tour (United States, Canada, South America and the Soviet Union) followed. Iva later also toured Australia and Japan.
Franco Battiato (born 23 March 1945) is an Italian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker and, under the pseudonym Süphan Barzani, also a painter. He is considered one of the most original personalities in Italian music from the 1970s to now. Together with Alice, Franco Battiato represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 with the melody "I treni di Tozeur". Battiato's songs are dreamy, controversial collages of images and sensations, very experimental and convoluted, rich of esoteric, philosophical and East Asian religious themes.
Tenco was born in Cassine (province of Alessandria) in 1938. In 1967 he took part in the Italian Song Festival in Sanremo. It was rumoured that he participated against his will. The song he presented was "Ciao Amore Ciao" ("Bye Love, Bye"), which he sang together with Dalida. Tenco allegedly committed suicide on January 27 1967, he was only 29 years old,
Ornella Vanoni (born 22 September 1934 in Milan) is one of the most credited traditional pop singers of Italy. She is known for her sophisticated pop style.
Ron, byname of Rosalino Cellamare (born August 13, 1953) is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician. Born in Dorno, province of Pavia, he debuted under his true name at the 1970 edition of the Sanremo Festival, together with Nada. In the following years he distinguished as songwriter for Lucio Dalla and others. In 1996 he won the San Remo festival with "Vorrei incontrarti fra cent'anni", sung in duo with Tosca.
Edoardo Bennato (July 23, 1949) is an Italian singer-songwriter.He began his music career in the early Sixties (the first single was published on 1966) as one of the most creative and innovative songwriters of his time. His music distinguished itself for being an imaginative blend of blues, rock'n'roll, folk influences and even hints of opera.
Bruno Martino (November 11, 1925—June 28, 2000) was an Italian jazz composer, singer and pianist. Internationally he was mostly known for Estate, composed in 1960, a standard that has been played many jazz performers since the early sixties, including João Gilberto, Joe Diorio, Chet Baker, Toots Thielemans, Michel Petrucciani and Mike Stern Wikipedia).
A native of Milan (1957), Ruggeri made his debut in the 1970s with a punk band, the Decibel. In 1981 he began the career as a sole singer and established as a songwriter: his most famous success in this latter role is "Il mare d'inverno" ("The Sea in Winter"), brought to chart by Loredana Bertè.He won the Sanremo Music Festival twice
Renato Carosone (3 January 1920 – 20 May 2001) was among the greatest figures of Italian music scene in the second half of the 20th century. He was also a modern performer of the so-called canzone napoletana, Naples' song tradition.
Pino Daniele (born 19 March 1955) is an Italian vocalist, composer, and musician, whose influences cover a wide number of genres, fusing pop, blues, jazz, Italian and Middle eastern music into his own unique brand of world music.
Vincenzo Jannacci (b. June 3, 1935 in Milan), more commonly known as Enzo Jannacci, is an Italian singer-songwriter, actor and stand-up comedian. He is regarded as one of the most important artists in the post-war Italian music scene. Jannacci is widely considered as a master of musical art and cabaret, and in the course of his career has collaborated with many famous Italian musicians, performing artists, journalists, television personalities and comedians. He has written around thirty albums and soundtracks, some of which have since come to be seen as milestones in the history of Italian popular music.
Gino Paoli (born 23 September 1934 in Monfalcone) is an Italian singer-songwriter. His first success was the single "La gatta." Another early song was "Il cielo in una stanza" composed in 1959. According to Paoli, the lyrics had come to him while lying on the bed of a brothel. Looking at the purple ceiling, he thought, "Love can grow at any moment at any place". Mina's single release of the song topped the list of annual sales in Italy and reached Billboard Hot 100.
Katia Ricciarelli (born January 16, 1946, at Rovigo-Veneto-italy) is an Italian soprano. Probably her best period was during the 70's. She won RAI's "Voci Verdiane" award. Between 1972 and 1975, engagements followed in the major European and American opera houses, including Lyric Opera of Chicago (1972); La Scala (1973); Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1974); and the Metropolitan Opera in 1975. In 1981,
Domenico Modugno (9 January 1928 – 6 August 1994) was a twice Grammy Award-winning Italian singer, songwriter, actor, and later in life, a member of the Italian Parliament. He is known for his 1958 international hit song Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu (Volare).
Peppino di Capri (born Giuseppe Faiella in Naples, Italy on July 27, 1939) is an Italian popular music singer, songwriter and pianist. Peppino began singing and playing the piano at age 4, entertaining the American army troops stationed on the island of Capri with a repertoire of American standards.
Giorgio Gaber, byname of Giorgio Gaberscik (25 January 1939 - 1 January 2003), was an Italian singer-songwriter, actor and playwright. He was also an accomplished guitar player and author of one of the first rock songs in Italian ("Ciao ti dirò", 1958). Together with Sandro Luporini, he pioneered the musical genre known as teatro canzone ("song theatre").
Rock singer and guitarist from Correggio where he was born in 1960. He has released many great songs especially 'Ancora la Forza', 'Buonanotte All'Italia', 'Questa e la mia Vita', 'Balliamo Sul Mondo', 'Certe Notte' and many many more great songs. A true Italian superstar of rock n' roll
Lucio Battisti (5 March 1943 – 9 September 1998) was an Italian singer-songwriter. He is considered to be one of the best and most influential musicians and authors in Italian pop/rock music history
Claudio Baglioni (born 16 May 1951) is an Italian musician. "Questo Piccolo Grande Amore" (1972) is one on the more popular love song in Italien Language
Anna Maria Quaini, born Anna Maria Mazzini 25 March 1940, known as Mina, is an Italian pop singer. For the great extension and agility of her soprano voice and her image as an emancipated lady, she was a staple of the Italian television variety shows and a dominant figure in the Italian pop music from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s.(Wikipedia)
They wrote unforgettable songs. Have a look a this web page and you will find some of my favourites encapc.webhispana.net/index.php?action=canciones
The most wonderful voice in all of Italy"s recorded history. All great tenors sampled his songs from the 30s on. He was the reference standard for many. Popular songs not Opera
He is the only Italian American singer, whom, with perfect Neapolitan diction, kept Neapolitan music alive in America. Had a top 50 hit in the late 60's with his version of "Mala Femmina"
One of the best singers of the 60s and 70s with the multitude of beautiful songs, How could you forget him?
Sang with Mario Lanza at MSG and venues all over NY metropolitan area. Had his own radio show on WLOV in Brooklyn. Because he didn't think the Italian ballads translated well to English, his popularity waned in the late 50's. Continued to sing at community events, Italian fairs, etc. Had a voice that melted your heart. No one sang Mama like he did.
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