Sunday, May 31, 2020

Who Are Those Composers? ~ Franco Pisano

Francesco ‘Franco’ Pisano was born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy on December 10, 1922. He was the older brother of composer Berto Pisano [1928-2002]. Franco studied violin, classical guitar, and piano at the Conservatory of Cagliari. He started his career as a musician with his brother in the jazz group Asternovas. Later in his career he concentrated on composing pop songs and musical scores for films and television programs. He died of liver cancer at the age of 54.

PISANO, Franco (Francesco Pisano) [12/10/1922, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy – 1/6/1977, Rome, Lazio, Italy (liver cancer)] – composer, conductor, arranger, songwriter, singer, musician (violin, guitar, piano) brother of composer, conductor Berto Pisano [1928-2002], member of the group ‘Asternovas’.
The Terrible Sheriff – 1962 (co)
     Songs: “Era un Bullivan,” “Cotton Twist” sung by ?
The Relentless Four – 1964 (co)
     Song: “Ranger” sung by Raoul (Ettore Lovecchio)

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