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Domenico Modugno
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Domenico Modugno (January 9, 1928 – August 6, 1994) was an Italian singer and songwriter, husband of Franca Gandolfi and father of Massimo Modugno.
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 Discography Tracks

Domenico Modugno - La Donna Riccia album art Domenico Modugno La Donna Riccia RCA Italiana Italy 1954 Sell This Version
45N 0120 Domenico Modugno Il Fiume Senza Ritorno(7") RCA Italiana 45N 0120 Italy 1954 Sell This Version
A25V-0004 D. Modugno* La Sveglietta / La Barchetta Dell' Ammuri(Shellac, 10") RCA A25V-0004 Italy 1954 Sell This Version
45N 0296 Domenico Modugno Mese 'E Settembre (7") RCA Italiana 45N 0296 Italy 1955 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno - Musetto / Io, Mammeta E Tu album art Domenico Modugno Musetto / Io, Mammeta E Tu RCA Victor US 1956 Sell This Version
EP. 4120 Domenico Modugno - Un Poeta Un Pittore Un Musicista album art Domenico Modugno Un Poeta Un Pittore Un Musicista(7", EP) Fonit EP. 4120 Italy 1956 Sell This Version
EP 4119 Domenico Modugno - Lu Pisce Spada album art Domenico Modugno Lu Pisce Spada(7", EP) Fonit EP 4119 Italy 1956 Sell This Version
EP. 4119 Domenico Modugno - Lu Pisce Spada album art Domenico Modugno Lu Pisce Spada(7", EP, Mono) Fonit Cetra S.p.A. EP. 4119 Italy 1956 Sell This Version
A72V-0048 Domenico Modugno - Musetto album art Domenico Modugno Musetto(7", EP) RCA Italiana, RCA A72V-0048 Italy 1956 Sell This Version
47-7321 Domenico Modugno - Musetto album art Domenico Modugno Musetto(7", Single, Promo) RCA Victor 47-7321 Canada 1956 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno - Lazzarella album art Domenico Modugno Lazzarella (EP) Fonit Italy 1957 Sell This Version
SP. 30086 Domenico Modugno - La Donna Riccia  album art Domenico Modugno La Donna Riccia (7") Fonit SP. 30086 Italy 1957 Sell This Version
70 066, 70066 Domenico Modugno - Un Sicilien A Paris album art Domenico Modugno Un Sicilien A Paris(7", EP) Barclay, Barclay 70 066, 70066 France 1957 Sell This Version
45-E 50 Domenico Modugno - El Hombre de Frac album art Domenico Modugno El Hombre de Frac(7", EP) Fonit 45-E 50 Argentina 1957 Sell This Version
EP 4121 Domenico Modugno - Un Poeta Un Pittore Un Musicista  album art Domenico Modugno Un Poeta Un Pittore Un Musicista (7", EP) Fonit EP 4121 Italy 1957 Sell This Version
EP. 4121 Domenico Modugno - Domenico Modugno album art Domenico Modugno Domenico Modugno(7", EP) Fonit EP. 4121 Italy 1957 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno - Vecchio Frak album art Domenico Modugno E La Sua Chitarra* Vecchio Frak Fonit Italy 1958 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno - Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu album art Domenico Modugno Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Single) Fonit Italy 1958 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno - Vecchio Frack / E Vene 'O Sole album art Domenico Modugno Vecchio Frack / E Vene 'O Sole RCA Italiana Italy 1957 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno - Come Prima album art Domenico Modugno Come Prima (Single) Oriole UK 1958 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno - Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu album art Domenico Modugno Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu (Single) Fonit Italy 1958 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno - Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volaré) / Mariti In Citta album art Domenico Modugno Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volaré) / Mariti In Citta (Single) Decca US 1958 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno - Cavadduzzu / Le Petit Reveil album art Domenico Modugno Cavadduzzu / Le Petit Reveil (Single) Jubilee US 1958 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno - Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu album art Domenico Modugno Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu (Single) Fonit Italy 1958 Sell This Version
Domenico Modugno - Lazzarella album art Domenico Modugno Lazzarella Fonit Italy 1958 Sell This Version