Saturday, November 19, 2022

RIP Nico Fidenco


Italian composer, songwriter and singer Nico Fidenco died at the age of 89. Born Domenico Colarossi in Rome on January 24, 1933.The Italian composer, singer and songwriter had a long and prestigious career who gained considerable popularity from 1960 onwards, after the release of the song What A Sky (Italian Su Nel Cielo), included in the soundtrack of the movie by Francesco Maselli I Delfini and composed by Giovanni Fusco. With his angelic voice he made millions of lovers dream not only in Italy, but all over the world, singing dozens of songs in English as well. He scored 13 Euro-westerns and sang the main theme in two of them.

Nico Fidencos’ westerns – composer, singer:

Dynamite Jim - 1966

     Song: “Dynamte Jim” sung by I Cantori Moderni

In a Colt’s Shadow – 1966

A Taste for Killing – 1966

Bandidos – 1967 [sings “La ballata del treno”]

The Bang-Bang Kid – 1967

John the Bastard – 1967

Bury Them Deep - 1968

Full House for the Devil – 1968

I Want Him Dead – 1968

The Texican – 1968

     Song: “Texican” sung by Nico Fidenco, chorus ‘I Cantori Moderni’

His Name Was Pot... They Called Him Allegria – 1971

The Rough and Ready Cowboy (TV) – 1973-1974 [sings: "Sam, Sam, Sam!"]

Those Dirty Dogs – 1973

1 comment:

  1. Nico Fidenco is DEFINITELY familiar to me. He did the scores of almost every Italian Western on the planet. RIP Nico.