Domenico Modugno

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... read moreDomenico Modugno became one of the first Italian popular music artists to achieve international stardom, touring worldwide and selling a million records released in different languages. Inspired by the movies, Modugno began attending the Experimental Center of Cinematography, debuting in 1951 with a...

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Domenico Modugno
Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu
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Domenico Modugno
Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)
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Domenico Modugno
Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)
3:36
Domenico Modugno
Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu' (Volare)
3:37

Biography

Active: 1950s-1990s
Country Of origin: Italy

Domenico Modugno became one of the first Italian artists in the popular music field able to achieve an international star status, touring worldwide and selling a million records released in different languages. With a guitar in his hands, he began composing at the age of 15, taking the first step of an amazing career devoted to acting, singing, and songwriting. Inspired by the movies, Domenico Modugno began attending the Experimental Center of Cinematography, making his debut in 1951 while playing a role in Eduardo de Filippo's Filomena Marturano. The opportunity to attract the attention of music-related executives came after participating in a Frank Sinatra tribute broadcasted by a local radio station. In 1958, Domenico Modugno joined San Remo's Festival with a song called "Nel Blue Dipinto Di Blu," also known as "Volare." Considered a classic in the Italian music scene, that song allowed him to achieve two Grammy awards for Album of the Year and Song of the Year. ~ Drago Bonacich~ Rovi

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