Domenico Modugno

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Domenico Modugno

Birthday: 01/09/1928 Year

Place of birth: Polignano a Mare. Italy

Date of Death: 06/08/1994 Year

Place of death: island of Lampedusa. Italy

Citizenship: Italy

The Italian singer, songwriter, actor, twice winner of the & # 8216; & # 8217 Grammy; (Grammy Award), who later became a member of the Italian parliament. He became famous, performing in 1958 at the Eurovision song & # 8216; Nel Blu Di Blu Dipinto (Volare) & # 8217 ;, to become an international hit. He is considered the first Italian kantautori or amateur performer.

Domenico Modugno born January 9, 1928 in the Italian municipality of Polignano a Mare (Polignano a Mare), which is located in the Italian province of Bari (Bari). In 1935, his father moved to San Pietro Vernotico, (San Pietro Vernotico) in the province of Brindisi (Brindisi), where his parents lived until his death and was buried. There Domenico went to elementary school and learned the local dialect close to the Sicilian. High School, where he studied, was in the nearby town of Lecce (Lecce).

From a young age he wanted to become an actor, and in 1951, after returning from military service, Modugno enrolled in drama school. Even during training, he got his first role in the film adaptation of the play & # 8216; & # Filumena Marturano 8217; playwright and director Eduardo De Filippo (Eduardo De Filippo) and some other films. In 1957, his song & # 8216; Lazzarella & # 8217; by Aurelio Fierro (Aurelio Fierro) took second place at the Festival of Neapolitan song (Festival della Canzone Napoletana), and for the first time touched Modugno popularity.

In 1958, Modugno took part in the play of the Italian comedy Aniante Antonio (Antonio Aniante) & # 8216; Rose of sulfur & # 8217; (La Rosa di Zolfo) at the Festival of fiction (Festival della Prosa), Venice (Venice). The turning point of his career in the same year it turned part in the Music Festival in San Remo (Sanremo Music Festival), where together with Johnny Dorelli (Johnny Dorelli) he introduced the song & # 8216; Nel Blu Di Blu Dipinto & # 8217 ;. The song was the winner of the contest and enjoyed a huge success around the world, including the United States (United States) .Domeniko Modugno received two awards & # 8216; & # 8217 Grammy ;, sold over 22 million copies of the album and went to represent Italy (Italy) at the song contest Eurovision Song Contest, where he took 3rd place.

A year later Modugno for the second time won the Music Festival in San Remo with the song & # 8216; Piove & # 8217 ;, also known as & # 8216; Ciao, ciao bambina & # 8217 ;, and in 1960 took 2 th place with the song & # 8216; Libero & # 8217 ;. It was a happy time for the singer who once again took part in the Eurovision Song Contest. Later his song & # 8216; Io & # 8217; or & # 8216; Ask Me & # 8217; English sang Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley). In 1962, Modugno for the third time won the Festival of Sanremo with the song & # 8216; Addio & # 8230 ;, addio & # 8230; & # 8217 ;, and another 4 year again represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest, performing & # 8216; Dio, come ti amo & # 8217 ;. Jack Jones (Jack Jones) recorded her album in English in 1967 & # 8216; Our Song & # 8217; called & # 8216; Oh How Much I Love You & # 8217 ;. In the wake of the popularity of Modugno played in 44 movies

and acted as a television producer. 70 Modugno preserved voice, but he gradually moved from popular music to the more classical genres. He has performed as a singer, as a musician, appeared on television and sang leading roles in operas today.

In 1986, Domenico Modugno quite unexpectedly entered politics as a member of the Italian Radical Party and was elected to Parliament. He took an active part in solving social problems, in particular, fighting the inhuman conditions of detention in a psychiatric hospital patients Agrigento (Agrigento).

Domenico Modugno died of a heart attack in Lampedusa, Italy (Lampedusa, Italy), August 6th, 1994 th, at his home on the beach. His son Massimo (Massimo Modugno) went to his father’s footsteps, becoming a successful singer.

Author: Elena Murzin

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