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Encyclopedia > Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno

Born January 9, 1928(1928-01-09)
Flag of Italy Polignano a Mare, Italy
Died June 8, 1994 (aged 66)
Lampedusa Island, Sicilia, Italy

Domenico Modugno (January 9, 1928 - Lampedusa August 6, 1994) was a twice Grammy Award-winning Italian singer, songwriter, and later in life, a member of the Italian Parliament. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Province of Bari Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Puglia, Italy. ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The south coast of Lampedusa Lampedusa (Isola di Lampedusa in Italian) is the largest of the Pelagie Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, 205 km from Sicily and 113 km from Tunisia. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 sq. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... The Mediterranean island of Lampedusa ( ) is the largest of the Pelagie Islands and is situated 205 km from Sicily and 113 km from Tunisia. ... August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Winner is a city in Tripp County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 3,137 at the 2000 census. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A parliament is a legislature, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system modelled after that of the United Kingdom. ...

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Biography

Modugno was born in Polignano a Mare, province of Bari (Apulia). Province of Bari Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Puglia, Italy. ... The stemma of Provincia di Bari Bari (It. ... This article is about the Italian region. ...


From a young age he wanted to become an actor and in 1951, after his military service, he enrolled in an acting school. While still studying he had a role in a cinematographic version of Filumena Marturano by Eduardo De Filippo as well as some other films. 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Military service is service in an army or other military organisation, whether as a chosen job or as a result of an involuntary draft (conscription). ... Eduardo De Filippo was an actor, playwright, screenwriter, author and poet born May 24, 1900 in Naples, Italy and passed away on October 31, 1984 in Rome. ...


In 1957, his song "Lazzarella", sung by Aurelio Fierro, came second in the Festival della Canzone Napoletana, bringing him his first taste of popularity. 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1958 Modugno took part in Antonio Aniante's comedy La Rosa di Zolfo at the Festival della Prosa in Venice. The turning point of his career came in that year, when he also participated in the Sanremo Music Festival, presenting, together with Johnny Dorelli, the song "Nel blu dipinto di blu". Co-authored by him and Franco Migliacci, the song won the contest and suddenly became an enormous discographical success worldwide, especially in the United States. It received two Grammy Awards with sales far over a million copies, and represented Italy in the 1958 Eurovision Song Contest, where it came in third. Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venezsia) is the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,663 (census estimate January 1, 2004). ... Sanremo Music Festival (Festival della canzone italiana), running since 1951, is an Italian popular song contest held annually (first part of March) in Sanremo. ... Johnny Dorelli, byname of Giorgio Guidi (bron February 20, 1937) is an Italian actor, singer and showman. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Eurovision Song Contest 1958 was the third Eurovision Song Contest and was held on March 12, 1958 in Hilversum, Netherlands. ...


In 1959, Modugno won the Sanremo Music Festival for the second time in a row, with "Piove" (also known as "Ciao, ciao bambina"), and received second place in 1960 with "Libero". This was a successful period of time for Modugno who again represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1959. Later his hit song "Io" was sung by Elvis Presley in English with the title "Ask Me". 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Eurovision Song Contest 1959 was the fourth Eurovision and was held on March 11, 1959 in Cannes, France. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ...


In 1962, Modugno won the Sanremo Music Festival a third time with "Addio..., addio...". Four years later, he again represents Italy at Eurovision with "Dio, come ti amo". Pictures of singers coming soon! The Eurovision Song Contest 1966 was the eleventh Eurovision and was held on 5 March 1966 in Luxembourg. ... Dio, Come Ti Amo (English translation: My God, I Love You So Much) was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1966, performed in Italian by Domenico Modugno. ...


The 1970s kept Modugno's voice and mind busy in more classic music genres and profiles, as a singer and as a musician, adapting poetry, acting on television and in lead singing roles of modern operas. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ...


In 1986, Modugno entered the political arena as a member of the Italian Radical Party and was elected congressman for Turin in June 1987. In this last stage of his life, he was very active in social issues, fighting against inhuman conditions of patients in the Agrigento psychiatric hospital. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See Italian Radicals (disambiguation). ... “Torino” redirects here. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... San Lorenzo. ...


Domenico Modugno died in Lampedusa, Italy, in the August 1994 in his home by the sea. The Mediterranean island of Lampedusa ( ) is the largest of the Pelagie Islands and is situated 205 km from Sicily and 113 km from Tunisia. ...


Hits

  • "Lu Pisce Spada"
  • "Nel blu dipinto di blu - also know as "Volare" (San Remo winner song, 1958), coauthored with Franco Migliacci
  • "La lontananza"
  • "Piove" - also known as "Ciao, ciao bambina"
  • "Sopra i tetti azzurri del mio pazzo amore"
  • "Vecchio Frak"
  • "Non piangere Maria"

This article is in need of attention. ... Piove (Ciao, Ciao Bambina) (English translation: Its Raining (Bye, Bye Baby)) was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1959, performed in Italian by Domenico Modugno. ...

See also

Volare (Italian for the infinitive tense of the verb to fly) is another popular name for Domenico Modugnos signature song Nel blu dipinto di blu (literally In the blue painted blue). // Written by Domenico Modugno (music and lyrics) and Franco Migliacci (lyrics), Nel blu dipinto di blu was presented...

External links

  • Domenico Modugno official site (Italian) (some multimedia contents require QuickTime)
Selected Eurovision winners/participants for Congratulations
Eurovision winners/participants that participated ABBA | Brotherhood of Man | Celine Dion | Sertab Erener | France Gall | Dana International | Johnny Logan (twice) | Domenico Modugno | Mocedades | Nicole | Olsen Brothers | Elena Paparizou | Cliff Richard

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Domenico Modugno - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (271 words)
Domenico Modugno (January 9, 1928 – August 6, 1994) was an Italian singer and songwriter.
From a young age Domenico wanted to become an actor and in 1951, after his military service, he enrolled in an acting school.
Modugno won the Sanremo Music Festival for the second time in a row in 1959 and represented Italy again in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1959 and 1966.
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