Domenico Modugno

Domenico Modugno

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Domenico Modugno (January 9, 1928 – August 6, 1994) was an Italian singer and songwriter.
Modugno was born in Polignano a Mare, province of Bari (Apulia). 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. In 1957, his song "Lazzarella", sung by Aurelio Fierro, came second in the Festival della Canzone Napoletana, bringing him his first taste of popularity. 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. 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". 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". 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. 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. Domenico Modugno died from a heart attack in Lampedusa, Italy, in August 1994 in his home by the sea.
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Domenico Modugno Sings Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu ( Volare ) And Other Italian Favorites (Album) Decca US 1958 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno Domenico È Sempre Domenico (Album) RCA Italiana, RCA Italiana, RCA Italiana Italy 1958 Sell This Version
JLB 1084 Domenico Modugno A Sicilian in Paris(LP) Jubilee JLB 1084 US 1958 Sell This Version
LP. 278 Domenico Modugno Domenico Modugno(10") Fonit LP. 278 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
LP. 1 Domenico Modugno Domenico Modugno(10", Album) Fonit LP. 1 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno Domenico Modugno (Album) Fonit Italy 1959 Sell This Version
DL 8853 Domenico Modugno Encore(LP, Mono) Decca DL 8853 US 1959 Sell This Version
LP. 20011 Domenico Modugno Domenico Modugno(LP, Album) Fonit LP. 20011 Italy 1960 Sell This Version
DL 4133 Domenico Modugno ViVa Italia!(LP, Mono) Decca DL 4133 US 1961 Sell This Version
LP. 20015 Domenico Modugno And Nello Ciangherotti E La Sua Orchestra Domenico Modugno And Nello Ciangherotti E La Sua Orchestra - Modugno(LP, Album, Mono) Fonit LP. 20015 Italy 1961 Sell This Version
LPR. 20016 Domenico Modugno E Delia Scala Domenico Modugno E Delia Scala - Rinaldo In Campo(LP, Album) Fonit LPR. 20016 Italy 1961 Sell This Version
EDE 0124 Domenico Modugno Domenico Modugno(LP, Album, Mono) Electrecord EDE 0124 Romania 1962 Sell This Version
LPR. 20022 Domenico Modugno, Nello Ciangherotti E La Sua Orchestra Domenico Modugno, Nello Ciangherotti E La Sua Orchestra - Domenico Modugno(LP, Mono) Fonit LPR. 20022 Italy 1962 Sell This Version
LPR. 20024 Domenico Modugno Tutto É Musica(LP) Fonit LPR. 20024 Italy 1963 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno Modugno Siciliano (Album) Fonit Italy 1964 Sell This Version
Modugno* Modugno Fonit Italy 1964 Sell This Version
UNS 15508 Domenico Modugno Dio, Come Ti Amo(LP, Album) UA International UNS 15508 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno Modugno (Album) Curci Records Italy 1967 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno Domenico Modugno (Album) RCA Italiana Italy 1970 Sell This Version
LPVS-1199 Domenico Modugno Como Estas(LP, Album) RCA Victor LPVS-1199 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
FSP-268(e) Domenico Modugno Domenico Modugno(LP, Ste) RCA FSP-268(e) US 1971 Sell This Version
PRLP 1168 Domenico Modugno Domenico Modugno(LP) Premier Records Ltd. PRLP 1168 UK 1971 Sell This Version
PSL 10552/5 Domenico Modugno Tutto Modugno 5(LP) RCA PSL 10552/5 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
PSL 10552-6 Domenico Modugno Tutto Modugno 6(LP) RCA, RCA Italiana PSL 10552-6 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
PSL 10552/4 Domenico Modugno Tutto Modugno 4(LP) RCA PSL 10552/4 Italy 1972 Sell This Version

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