Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy 65th Birthday Bobby Solo

Singer Bobby Solo was born Roberto Satti March 18, 1945 in Rome, Italy. He became a teen idol during the 1960s with his debut singles “Ora Che Sei Gia Una Donna” and “Blue é Blue” in 1963. He's been called the 'Italian Elvis' participated in the 1964 Sanremo Music Festival by singing “Una lacrima sul viso” but was disqualified because of the use of playback which was against the regulations. The song became an international hit and the following year Bobby won the festival with the song “Se piangi, se ridi”. He then participated in the Eurovision Song Contest with the same song and placed fifth. He won again in 1969 his version of Gianni Morandi's “Zingara”. His career faded in the '70s but he made a comeback in 1978 with “Una Lacrima Sul Viso”. He continued to participate at San Remo until 2003. During the height of the Spaghetti Westerns he recorded lead vocals for twon films: “Renegade Gunfighter” (1966) he sings “My Gun is Fast” and for “$100,000 for Ringo” (1966) he sings “Ringo, Came to Fight”. Today we celebrate Bobby Solo's 65th birthday.


  1. Biltmore: One of the first LPs that I ever bought was a collection of his hits sung in Italian that included the 100,000 Dollari per Ringo tune. I still have it somewhere....

  2. La persona nella foto non è Bobby Solo!