Real Name:
Daniele Michele Antonelli
Profile:
Danny Antonelli was born on the 21st of November in what was once the Free City of Trieste, Italy. His mother was a functionary of the Italian government and his father was an American soldier.
His wanderings began early: He spent three formative years in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, where he attended a French kindergarten, spoke Croatian with the street urchins in his neighborhood, was spoken to in German by his nanny, learned English from his mother's friends and Italian from his mother. This multi-lingual atmosphere gave him a good ear.
At the age of five he moved to Los Angeles, California with his mother, where he spent the remainder of his childhood, attending Beverly Hills Catholic School (Good Shepherd).
Danny attended Palms Junior High, then Beverly Hills High School, where he played on the B football team and on the B baseball team. He also spent his weekends surfing at Malibu and his summers playing Little League and then PONY League baseball.
After a brief stay in Italy, he sailed from Naples to New York and arrived on the day that Nixon took 49 states. He worked as an usher in Philadelphia, as a dishwasher and maintenance man in Baltimore, and eventually made it back to Los Angeles where he earned a B.A. with honors in English at California State University, Northridge.
Just before John Lennon was killed, Danny Antonelli left the United States, by ship once more, but this time from Montreal, and disembarked in Rotterdam. From there he drove down through France, across Spain to Lisbon, Portugal, where he spent two years, wrote Shoot the Albatross (an episodic novel) and ghosted a book for a Syrian businessman. Lisbon was also where he had his first hit record, O Rapaz do Cubo Magico sung by Lara Li (1982).
From Lisbon Danny went, in October of 1982, to Hamburg, where he has lived ever since and had his second hit record La Valle Dell’ Eden sung by Nino de Angelo (1984). He has worked as a professional lyricist for German heavy metal, rock and pop music artists.
Danny also wrote the libretto for a chamber opera entitled diamond way which was performed in Dresden at the Kleine Szene of the Semper Oper and at the Opera Kiel (in the original English-language version) in 1999 and 2000. A comedy CD entitled Reality Check was released in 2003. His book of short stories Another Perfect Murder - and other stories was published in the USA by Asylum Arts in 1991.
He is the presenter of the monthly radio program FREE WHEEL on FSK 93 FM in Hamburg. FREE WHEEL is rebroadcast on a number of other non-commercial radio stations in Germany.
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Danny Antonelli Discography

Vocals

817 814-1 Memo (4) Street Kids and 1 more… Memo (4) - Sun In My Eyes(LP, Album) Polydor 817 814-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Pink Cream 69 Dyin' Century (as D. Antonelli) Pink Cream 69 - Games People Play (Album) Epic Germany 1993 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

2VCLP-10007 Lara Li O Rapaz Do Cubo Mágico (as Daniele Antonelli) Lara Li - Água Na Boca(LP, Album) Valentim de Carvalho 2VCLP-10007 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
Warning (2) Electric Eyes (as D. Antonelli) and 1 more… Warning (2) - Electric Eyes (Album) Vertigo, Vertigo Spain 1983 Sell This Version
Nino de Angelo La Vallé Del Eden (as C. Antonelli) Nino de Angelo - Jenseits Von Eden (Single) Polydor Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
815 081-7, 815 081-7 [Y] Montego One Two Three Montego - Malibou(7", Single) Polydor, Polydor 815 081-7, 815 081-7 [Y] Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Various La Valle Del Eden (as D. Antonelli) Various - Monstruo 2 (Comp) Polystar (3) Spain 1984 Sell This Version
814 957-1 Various White Camels (as D. Antonelli) Various - New Top-Hits(LP, Comp) Mercury 814 957-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Nino de Angelo La Valle Dell'Eden (as D. Antonelli) Nino de Angelo - La Valle Dell'Eden (Single) Carrere France 1983 Sell This Version
817 813-1 Memo (4) Why (as D. Antonelli) Memo (4) - Somebody Help Me Tonight / Why(12", Maxi) Polydor 817 813-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
817 814-1 Memo (4) Street Kids (as D. Antonelli) and 6 more… Memo (4) - Sun In My Eyes(LP, Album) Polydor 817 814-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
63093, 63094 Various La Vallée Del Eden (as D. Antonelli) Various - Super Boum(2xLP, Comp + Box, Comp) Carrere, Carrere 63093, 63094 France 1984 Sell This Version
FILP 10 Various La Vallee Den Eden (as C. Antonelli) Various - Summer Hits(LP, Comp) Finnlevy FILP 10 Finland 1984 Sell This Version
First Affair Stay (Don't Hide Away) (Special Maxi Version) First Affair - Stay (Don't Hide Away) (Maxi, Single) Polydor France 1985 Sell This Version
881 676-7 Niagara (11) Niagara (11) - Blue Hawaii Bay(7", Single) Carrere 881 676-7 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
The Hoffmann Institute of Sound and Music Terrorhythm (as D. Antonelli) and 1 more… The Hoffmann Institute of Sound and Music - Terrorhythm (Maxi, Single) DA Records Germany 1985 Sell This Version
TSI 4289, 36.004289.00 Arne* & Nelleke Blue Hawaii Bay (as D. Antonelli) Arne* & Nelleke - Blue Hawaii Bay(7", Single) Telstar (2), Telstar (2) TSI 4289, 36.004289.00 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
7964 Various La Valle Del Eden (as D. Antonelli) Various - La Légende Des Tubes Italie - Les Plus Grands Tubes Italiens En Version Originale(CD, Comp) Universal Music Kiosks 7964 France 2000 Sell This Version
06024 9866509 Nino de Angelo La Valle Del Eden (as Daniele Michele Antonelli) Nino de Angelo - Un Momento Italiano(CD, Album) Koch Universal 06024 9866509 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
ATMAN 0005 Mustang Ranch Mustang Ranch - She Left Me(LP, Album) Atman (2) ATMAN 0005 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
IP 1432 2 Various O Rapaz Do Cubo Mágico (as Daniele Antonelli) Various - Luso Pop(CD, Comp) iPlay IP 1432 2 Portugal 2008 Sell This Version
201502 Danny Antonelli It's Always Been This Way and 13 more… Danny Antonelli - I'd Rather Be Lucky(CD, Album, Dig) Atman (2) 201502 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
Atman 2017 01 Nikki Ryan I Didn’t Reckon on Falling in Love and 7 more… Nikki Ryan - All Those Stories(LP + Album) Atman (2) Atman 2017 01 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
DA 455.013 Various Terrorhythm (as D. Antonelli) Various - DA Maxi Dance Mix Vol. 1(LP, Comp, Mixed, Red) DA Records DA 455.013 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Production

312040 The Hoffmann Institute of Sound and Music The Hoffmann Institute of Sound and Music - Terrorhythm(12") Vogue 312040 France 1986 Sell This Version
BLP112147-1 Danny Antonelli Danny Antonelli - Endless Avenues(LP) Blacklisted Records BLP112147-1 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
ATMAN 0005 Mustang Ranch Mustang Ranch - She Left Me(LP, Album) Atman (2) ATMAN 0005 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
201502 Danny Antonelli It's Always Been This Way and 13 more… Danny Antonelli - I'd Rather Be Lucky(CD, Album, Dig) Atman (2) 201502 Germany 2016 Sell This Version

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