Italian composer Benedetto Ghiglia was born on December 27, 1930. Little is known about the maestro. He has composed scores for over 30 films starting in 1951 with the documentary film “Delta Padano”. His last score was in 1997 for Galeazzo Ciano una tragedia fascista”. Along the way he composed the scores for five Euro-westerns: “Adios Gringo” (1965), “$4.00 for Vengeance” and “Johnny Colt” (aka “Starblack”) both in 1966 and “El Rojo” and “A Stranger in Town” both in 1967. Today we celebrate Benedetto Ghiglia’s 80th birthday.
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.