Renée & Renato

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Renée and Renato was a female/male vocal duo, who had a UK Number one hit in December 1982 with "Save Your Love". The follow-up single "Just One More Kiss" peaked at #48. Their third single, "Jesus Loves Us All", failed to reach the UK Singles Chart.

West Midlands-resident Italian-born Renato Pagliari (born 28 June 1940, died 29 July 2009) auditioned for ITV's talent show New Faces in 1975, catching the attention of songwriter, Johnny Edward, who had written "Save Your Love". He was teamed by Edward with British singer Hilary Lester and the duo was renamed as Renée and Renato. They recorded the song, "Save Your Love", which became the 1982 Christmas number one. By that stage Lester had already joined another group, and the contractually enforced follow-ups, "Just One More Kiss" and "Jesus Loves Us All", flopped.

Lester returned to private life after the fame died down, but Renato still sang, mainly on cruise ships and occasionally at his son's restaurant, Renato's, in Tamworth, Staffordshire. His later credits included a guest spot on the TV comedy show Little and Large.
He is also rumoured to have been the singer for the Wall's ice cream jingle "Just One Cornetto" (although this is claimed not to be the case by Pagliari's son, Remo). He also issued several albums.
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Albums

SLP 3094 Renée & Renato - Just One... album art Renée & Renato Just One... (Album) TELDEC, TELDEC SLP 3094 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
SFL1-0111, SFL1 0111 Renée & Renato - Only You album art Renée & Renato Only You(LP, Album) Hollywood Records (3), Hollywood Records (3) SFL1-0111, SFL1 0111 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
SFL1 0131 Renée & Renato - Wanting You album art Renée & Renato Wanting You(LP, Album) Starcall Victor SFL1 0131 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
DNMC 1184 Renée & Renato - Carousel Of Love album art Renée & Renato Carousel Of Love (Album) Front Page Records DNMC 1184 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
42913711 Renée & Renato - Just One More Kiss album art Renée & Renato Just One More Kiss(CD, Album) Hollywood Records (3) 42913711 Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HWD 003 Renée & Renato - Save Your Love album art Renée And Renato* Save Your Love (Single, Maxi) Sonet, Hollywood Records (3) HWD 003 UK 1982 Sell This Version
6.13930 Renée & Renato - Magic Night album art Renée & Renato Magic Night (Single) Ultraphone 6.13930 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
T-20043 Renée & Renato - Jesus Loves Us All album art Renée & Renato Jesus Loves Us All (Single) Sonet, Hollywood Records (3) T-20043 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
T-20037 Renée & Renato - Just One More Kiss album art Renée & Renato Just One More Kiss (Single) Ultraphone T-20037 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
302.8009 Renée & Renato - Especial Para Juke Box album art Sandra Sá* / Renée & Renato / F. David* Sandra Sá* / Renée & Renato / F. David* - Especial Para Juke Box(7", Jukebox) RGE 302.8009 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
T-20042 Renée & Renato - A Littla Bitta Me album art Renée E Renato* A Littla Bitta Me (Single) Hollywood Records (3) T-20042 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
HWD 011 Renée & Renato - Only You album art Renée & Renato Only You (Single) Sonet, Hollywood Records (3) HWD 011 UK 1984 Sell This Version
145.455-7 Renée & Renato - Are You Lonesome Tonight album art Renée & Renato Are You Lonesome Tonight(7", Single) CNR 145.455-7 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
URC 1208 Renée & Renato - The Night Chicago Died / Save Your Love album art Paper Lace / Renee And Renato* Paper Lace / Renee And Renato* - The Night Chicago Died / Save Your Love Stardust Records URC 1208 Canada Unknown Sell This Version