Peppino Gagliardi was born in Naples, Italy on May 25, 1940. His first hit in Italy came in 1963 with "T'amo e t'amerò". In 1970, he had another big hit with the song, “Settembre”, and more hits followed in the early 1970s.
He achieved two-second place finishes at the Sanremo Music Festival: in 1972 with "Come le viole" and in 1972 with "Come un ragazzino". His music declined in popularity in the 1980s and 1990s. His last entry at the Sanremo Music Festival was "L'alba" in 1993.
One of his songs, "Che vuole questa musica stasera", is part of the original soundtrack of “Scent of a Woman” by Dino Risi, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” by Guy Ritchie and “The Ruthless” by Renato De Maria and “Welcome Home” by George Ratliff. The song was also used in an episode of Season 2 of the Belgian series ‘Professor T’.
Gagliardi sang the main themes song “Ballara per un pistolero” for the 1967 Spaghetti western “Ballad of a Gunman” starring Anthony Ghidra.
Ballad of a Gunman – 1967 [sings: “Ballata per un pistolero”]