- Category : 1919-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (16)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 4
Italian bandleader, singer and songwriter, among the greatest figures of the Italian music scene in the second half of the 20th century. He was also a modern performer of the so-called 'canzone napoletana', Naples' song tradition.
His song "Torero" - specially composed for a Spanish tour - remained for 14 weeks at number 1 on the US hit parade. "Torero" was translated into 12 languages and no fewer than thirty cover versions were recorded in the United States alone.
He died on 20 May 2001 at the age of 81 in Rome, Italy.