Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Happy 65th Birthday Sergio Leonardi

Sergio Leonardi was born on March 26, 1944 in Rome, Italy. Sergio began his singing career in the mid-1960s.
In 1967 comes ‘Non ti scordar di me’ which he sings participating in the Cantagiro and Festivalbar. 1969 is the year ofArrivederci a forse mai’, which was recorded for the summer, reaching the finals and finishing in eleventh place, followed by ‘Pulicinella’. In the same year he released his first album, which contains, in addition to his hits, re-interpretations of songs by other artists, likeIl mondo è grigio’, ‘Il mondo è blu’ by Nicola Di Bari
Another of his song ‘Whisky’, was chosen as the theme song for the television series of “Tenente Sheridan”, and years later will be included in the soundtrack of the 1975 movie “La donna della domenica” by Luigi Comencini (from the novel by Fruttero & Lucentini).
In 1970 he participated in the Sanremo Festival in a duo with Tony Renis singing ‘Canzone blu’.
His career continued to a lesser degree, in the 1970s, the decade in which he is also he began appearing in the cinema and often works in theater, participating in shows such as “Bagaglino”. Sergio made his only Euro-western appearance to date as Butch in “Silver Saddle” (1977) starring Giuliano Gemma.
In 1991 he released an album dedicated to reinterpretations of songs by Fred Hammond, and in 1999 a collection of his hits with new arrangements.
Today we celebrate Sergio Leonardi’s 70th birthday.

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