Sunday, June 24, 2018

Who Are Those Composers? ~ Nico Fidenco

Domenico Colarossi was born in Rome, Italy on January 24, 1933 in Rome. He is an Italian composer and singer who gained considerable popularity from 1960 onwards, after the release of the song “What a Sky” (Italian: Su nel cielo, taken from the film of Francesco Maselli Silver Spoon Set). We know him as Nico Fidenco.

Self-taught in music, Fidenco did a few cover versions of film title songs for the Italian market. With the song "Legata a un granello di sabbia", he was the first Italian singer to sell one million copies of a single. After having reduced his recording career, Fidenco began to deal again with soundtracks, composing for "genre" films ranging from Spaghetti-westerns (the first soundtrack was for “All'ombra di una colt”) to erotic films such as “The Strange Law of the Dr. Menga”
(1972), “La ragazzina” (1975) and the Emanuelle series, up to cartoons like Hela Supergirl, Don Chuck Beaver, Cyborg, the Nine Super M agnificent, Sam the Boy from the West, Bem the Human Monster and TV series like Harlem against Manhattan (1978), known for the character of Arnold; he also composed the music for the film Zombi Holocaust (1980). Almost all of these pieces have been revived on the stage of Lucca Comics and in the Music and Comics section of 2007, where Nico performed in front of about a thousand spectators. He’s even scored some hardcore, such as Porno Holocaust by Joe D'Amato.

From 1984 to 1994 he reconfirmed with his colleagues Riccardo Del Turco, Jimmy Fontana and Gianni Meccia giving life to I Super 4, quartet specializing in reproducing successes mainly from their repertoires of the sixties and publishing in 1985 again for the RCA a discreet album which was a commercial success.

FIDENCO, Nico (aka Donimak) (Domenico Colarossi) [1/24/1933, Rome, Lazio, Italy -     ] – assistant director, composer, songwriter, singer, actor.
In a Colt’s Shadow* - 1965
Dynamite Jim* - 1966
The Taste of Killing* – 1966
The Texican* - 1966
Bandidos* – 1967 [also sings “La ballata del treno”]
The Bang-Bang Kid – 1967
John the Bastard* - 1967
Bury Them Deep* – 1968
I Want Him Dead* - 1968
One More to Hell – 1968
A  Hero Called Allegria - 1971
Those Dirty Dogs* - 1973

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