Adriano Celentano

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Adriano Celentano
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Adriano Celentano (right) in 2009 with Gianni Morandi
Background information
Born (1938-01-06) 6 January 1938 (age 79)
Origin Milan, Italy
Genres Pop, rock and roll, rock, disco
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actor, director, television presenter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, drums
Years active 1957–present
Labels Jolly, Clan Celentano
Associated acts I Ribelli, Mina
Website clancelentano.it

Adriano Celentano (Italian pronunciation: [adriˈaːno tʃelenˈtaːno]; born 6 January 1938) is an Italian singer, composer, producer, comedian, actor, film director and TV host.

He is dubbed the "Molleggiato" (the flexible one) because of his dancing.[1][2]

Celentano has released many record albums which have enjoyed enormous commercial and critical success. He is very often credited as the author of both the music and lyrics of his songs, although according to his wife Claudia Mori, sometimes they were written in collaboration with others. Due to his prolific career and great success, both in Italy and in the rest of the world, he is considered one of the pillars of Italian music.

Celentano is also recognized for being particularly perceptive of the changes in the music business. He is credited for having introduced rock and roll to Italy – a genre that exercised great appeal on young people of that time.

As an actor, Celentano has appeared in about 40 films.

Biography[edit]

Celentano was born in Milan at 14 Via Cristoforo Gluck, and this address later became the subject of the famous song "Il ragazzo della via Gluck" ("The boy from Gluck Street"). His parents were from Foggia, in Apulia, and had moved north for work.[3]

Heavily influenced by Elvis Presley and the 1950s rock and roll scene as well as by American actor Jerry Lewis,[4] Celentano started playing in a rock and roll band with Giorgio Gaber and Enzo Jannacci. He first appeared on screen in Ragazzi del Juke-Box, a 1959 Italian musical film directed by Lucio Fulci. In 1960, Federico Fellini cast him as a rock and roll singer in his film La Dolce Vita.

In 1962, Celentano founded the Italian record label Clan Celentano (which is still active) with many performers such as Don Backy, Ola & the Janglers, Ricky Gianco, Katty Line, Gino Santercole, Fred Bongusto and his wife Claudia Mori.

As a film director, Celentano frequently cast Ornella Muti, Eleonora Giorgi and his wife Claudia Mori. He and Mori have three children, Rosita, Giacomo and Rosalinda Celentano. Rosalinda is most notable to worldwide audiences for playing Satan in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. Celentano has also hosted several Italian television shows.

Celentano has retained his popularity in Italy for over 50 years, selling millions of records and appearing in numerous TV shows and movies. As part of his TV and movie work, he created a comic genre, with a characteristic walk and facial expressions. For the most part, his films were commercially successful; indeed, in the 1970s and part of the 1980s, his low-budget movies were top of Italian box office rankings. As an actor, critics point to Serafino (1968), directed by Pietro Germi, as his best performance.

He has released forty albums, consisting of twenty-nine studio albums, three live albums, and eight compilations. His most popular songs are "La coppia piu' bella del mondo", which sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc;[5] "Azzurro" (1968), written by Paolo Conte; Svalutation (1976), and "Prisencolinensinainciusol" (1972), which was written to mimic the way English sounds to non-English speakers despite being almost entirely nonsense.[6]

Celentano was referenced in the 1979 Ian Dury and the Blockheads song and single, "Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3", as one of the aforementioned "reasons to be cheerful," and in Fellini's 1986 film Ginger and Fred.

Celentano has been a vegetarian since 2005 and is a strenuous defender of animal rights.[7]

A football fan,Celentano is a well-known Inter Milan supporter.

His most recent live concert, after 18 years without live performances, was broadcast on Mediaset channel Canale 5, attracting over 9 million viewers.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums
  • 1960: Adriano Celentano with Giulio Libano and his Orchestra – Jolly LPJ 5008
  • 1960: Furore – Jolly LPJ 5017
  • 1962: Peppermint Twist – Jolly LPJ 5021
  • 1963: A New Orleans – Jolly LPJ 5025
  • 1965: Non mi dir – Clan, ACC 40002
  • 1966: La festa – Clan, ACC 40006
  • 1966: Il ragazzo della via Gluck – Clan, ACC 40007
  • 1968: Azzurro/Una carezza in un pugno – Clan, ACC 40011
  • 1968: Adriano rock – Clan, BF 501
  • 1969: Le robe che ha detto Adriano – Clan, BF 502
  • 1969: Pioggia di successi
  • 1970: Il forestiero – Clan, BFM 700
  • 1971: Er più – Storia d'amore e di coltello – Clan, BFM 602
  • 1972: I mali del secolo – Clan, BFM 701
  • 1973: La storia di uno... Adriano Celentano
  • 1973: Nostalrock – Clan, CLN 65764
  • 1975: Yuppi du – Clan, CLN 69120
  • 1976: Svalutation – Clan, CLN 86013
  • 1977: Disco dance – Clan, CLN 86026
  • 1977: Tecadisk – Clan, CLN 86033
  • 1978: Ti avrò – Clan, CLN 20053
  • 1978: Geppo il folle – Clan, CLN 20099
  • 1979: Il concerto di Adriano – Clan, CLN 22203
  • 1979: Soli – Clan, CLN 20150
  • 1980: Un po' artista un po' no – Clan, CLN 20201
  • 1980: Tu non-mi lascerai
  • 1981: Deus – Clan, CLN 20257
  • 1982: Uh... uh... – Clan, CLN 20324
  • 1982: Storia d'amore
  • 1983: Atmosfera – Clan, CLN 20380
  • 1984: I miei americani – Clan, CLN 20445
  • 1985: Joan Lui – Clan, CLN 20485
  • 1986: I miei americani 2 – Clan, CLN 20545
  • 1987: La pubblica ottusità – Clan, CLN 20699
  • 1991: Il re degli ignoranti – Clan, 9031 74439-1
  • 1994: Quel punto – Clan, 4509 97319-1
  • 1996: Arrivano gli uomini – Clan, CLCD 74321 381192
  • 1998: Mina Celentano – Clan/PDU, 90011 (by Mina and Adriano Celentano)
  • 1999: Io non-so parlar d'amore – Clan, CLN 13641
  • 2000: Esco di rado e parlo ancora meno – Clan, CLN 20482
  • 2002: Per sempre – Clan, CLN 20511
  • 2004: C'è sempre un motivo – Clan, CLN 20551
  • 2005: C'è sempre un motivo + L'Indiano – Clan, CLN 20551
  • 2007: Dormi amore, la situazione non è buona – Clan, CLN 2058
  • 2011: Facciamo finta che sia vero – Clan, CLN 2098
Collection albums
  • 1969: Pioggia di successi – Clan, BF LP 506
  • 1970: Adriano hits – Clan, BF LP 600 nostal rock
  • 1973: La storia di uno...Adriano Celentano – Clan, CLN 68215
  • 1975: Il meglio di Adriano Celentano – Clan, CLN 69133
  • 1978: Celentanando – Clan, 1978 CGD / CLAN
  • 1979: Antologia ('57–'80) – Clan, CLN 22504
  • 1980: Il tempo se ne va compilation musica
  • 1982: Il cinema di Adriano – Clan, CLN 25037
  • 1983: Le volte che Adriano è stato primo – CLN 20391
  • 1988: Antologia '57–'87 (6 discs) – Clan, CLN 77002
  • 1992: Superbest – Clan, 4509 91216-1
  • 1995: Alla corte del ReMix – Clan, CLCD 74321 331042
  • 1997: Le origini di Adriano Celentano vol. 1 – RTI Music, 11611
  • 1997: Und immer Azzurro – Seine 20 größten Erfolge 1962–1997 – Clan, CD 74314905623
  • 1999: Le origini di Adriano Celentano vol. 2 – Clan, 496155
  • 2000: Questa è la storia di uno di noi (cofanetto)
  • 2001: Il cuore, la voce – Clan, CLN 20501
  • 2003: Le volte che Celentano è stato 1 – Clan, CLN 20521
  • 2003: TRE
  • 2005: Una stella in mezzo al ciel
  • 2006: Le più belle canzoni di Adriano Celentano
  • 2006: Unicamente Celentano – Clan, CLN 20571
  • 2008: L'animale – Clan
  • 2010: Il ribelle rock! – Sony Music
  • 2010: Il meglio di Adriano Celentano – NAR International
  • 2010: Antologia Italian Style – Venus Distribuzione

Singles[edit]

45 rpms
  • 1958: "Rip It Up/Jailhouse Rock" – Music 2223
  • 1958: "Blueberry Hill/Tutti frutti" – Music 2224
  • 1958: "Man Smart/I Love You Baby" – Music 2232
  • 1958: "Tell Me That You Love Me/The Stroll" – Music 2233
  • 1958: "Happy Days Are Here Again/Buona sera signorina" – Jolly J 20032
  • 1958: "Hoola Hop Rock/La febbre dell'hoola hop" – Jolly J 20045
  • 1959: "Ciao ti dirò/Un'ora con te" – Jolly J 20057
  • 1959: "Il ribelle/Nessuno crederà" – Jolly J 20063
  • 1959: "Il tuo bacio è come un rock/I ragazzi del juke-box" – Jolly J 20064
  • 1959: "Teddy Girl/Desidero te" – Jolly J 20068
  • 1959: "Pronto pronto/Idaho" – Jolly J 20069
  • 1960: "Nikita Rock/Blue Jeans Rock" – Jolly J 20079
  • 1960: "Rock matto/Impazzivo per te" – Jolly J 20080
  • 1960: "Impazzivo per te/Crazy Rock" – Jolly J 20080
  • 1960: "Personality/Il mondo gira" – Jolly J 20089
  • 1960: "Così no/La gatta che scotta" – Jolly J 20090
  • 1960: "Piccola/Ritorna lo shimmy" – Jolly J 20092
  • 1960: "Pitagora/A cosa serve soffrire" – Jolly J 20106
  • 1960: "Giarrettiera rossa/Che dritta!" – Jolly J 20107
  • 1960: "Furore/Movimento di rock" – Jolly J 20124
  • 1961: "24 mila baci/Aulì-ulè" – Jolly J 20127
  • 1961: "Non esiste l'amor/Basta" – Jolly J 20137
  • 1961: "Gilly/Coccolona" – Jolly J 20144
  • 1961: "Nata per me/Non essere timida" – Jolly J 20150
  • 1962: "Forse forse/Peppermint Twist" – Jolly J 20153
  • 1962: "Ciao amore/Veleno" – Caramba Jolly C 11000
  • 1962: "Si è spento il sole/La mezza luna" – Jolly J 20178
  • 1962: "Stai lontana da me/Sei rimasta sola/Amami e baciami" – Clan, ACC 24001
  • 1962: "24 mila baci/Il tuo bacio è come un rock" – Jolly J 20185
  • 1962: "Pregherò (prima parte)/Pasticcio in Paradiso" – Clan, ACC 24005
  • 1963: "A New Orleans/Un sole caldo caldo caldo" – Jolly J 20197
  • 1963: "Il tangaccio/Grazie, prego, scusi" – Clan, ACC 24009
  • 1963: "Serafino campanaro/Ehi stella" – Jolly J 20220
  • 1963: "Sabato triste/Le notti lunghe" – Clan, ACC 24012
  • 1964: "Una notte vicino al mare/Hello Mary Lou" – Jolly J 20228
  • 1964: "Non mi dir/Non piangerò" – Clan, ACC 24015
  • 1964: "Il problema più importante/È inutile davvero" – Clan, ACC 24016
  • 1964: "L'angelo custode/Bambini miei" – Clan, ACC 24019
  • 1965: "Ciao ragazzi/Chi ce l'ha con me" – Clan, ACC 24022
  • 1965: "Sono un simpatico/E voi ballate/Due tipi come noi" – Clan, ACC 24024
  • 1965: "La festa/Ringo" – Clan, ACC 24027
  • 1966: "Il ragazzo della via Gluck"/"Chi era lui" – Clan, ACC 24032
  • 1966: "Mondo in mi 7a/Una festa sui prati" – Clan, ACC 24040
  • 1967: "La coppia più bella del mondo/Torno sui miei passi" – Clan, ACC 24051
  • 1967: "Tre passi avanti/Eravamo in 100.000" – Clan, ACC 24058
  • 1967: "30 donne nel west/Più forte che puoi" – Clan, ACC 24063
  • 1968: "Canzone/Un bimbo sul leone" – Clan, ACC 24073
  • 1968: "Azzurro/Una carezza in un pugno" – Clan, ACC 24080
  • 1968: "L'attore/La tana del re" – Clan, BF 69001
  • 1969: "La storia di Serafino/La pelle" – Clan, BF 69013
  • 1969: "Storia d'amore/Straordinariamente" – Clan, BF 69014
  • 1969: "Lirica d'inverno/L'uomo nasce nudo" – Clan, BF 69030
  • 1970: "Chi non lavora non fa l'amore/Due nemici innamorati" – Clan, BF 69040
  • 1970: "Chi non lavora non fa l'amore /EA" – Clan, BF 69041
  • 1970: "Viola/Se sapevo non-crescevo" – Clan, BF 69051
  • 1971: "Sotto le lenzuola/Il forestiero" – Clan, BF 70000
  • 1971: "Una storia come questa/Brutta" – Clan, BF 70010
  • 1971: "Er più/Una storia d'amore e di coltello" – Clan, BF 70015
  • 1972: "Un albero di trenta piani/Forse eri meglio di lei" – Clan, BF 70018
  • 1972: "La ballata di Pinocchio/I Will Drink the Wine" – Clan, BF 70022
  • 1972: "Prisencolinensinainciusol"/"Disc Jockey" – Clan, BF 70026
  • 1973: "L'unica chance/Quel signore del piano di sopra" – Clan, CLN 1319
  • 1973: "Only You/We're Gonna Move" – Clan, CLN 1887
  • 1974: "Bellissima/Stringimi a te" – Clan, CLN 2443
  • 1975: "Yuppi du/La ballata" – Clan, CLN 3208
  • 1975: "Un'altra volta chiudi la porta/Do dap" – Clan, CLN 3633
  • 1976: "Svalutation/La barca" – Clan, CLN 4375
  • 1977: "A Woman in Love/Rock Around the Clock/Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" – Clan, CLN 5048
  • 1977: "When Love/Somebody Save Me" – Clan, CLN 5403
  • 1978: "Ti avrò/La moglie, l'amante, l'amica" – Clan, CLN 10089
  • 1979: "Che cosa ti farei/Geppo" – Clan, CLN 10120
  • 1979: "Soli/Io e te" – Clan, CLN 10174
  • 1980: "Qua la mano/Gocce d'acqua" – Clan, CLN 10251
  • 1980: "Il tempo se ne va/Non se ne parla nemmeno" – Clan, CLN 10252
  • 1980: "Innamorata, incavolata a vita/Se non è amore" – Clan, CLN 10305
  • 1981: "L'artigiano (1ª parte)/L'artigiano (2ª parte)" – Clan, CLN 10326
  • 1982: "Crazy Movie/Roma che fa...te innamora" – Clan, CLN 10371
  • 1982: "Uel mae sae/We're Gonna Move" – Clan, CLN 10393
  • 1982: "Uh...uh.../Jungla di città" – Clan, CLN 10442
  • 1984: "Susanna/Il cantante folle" – Clan, CLN 23001
  • 1987: "Mi attrai/La luce del sole" – Clan, CLN 10786
More singles
  • 1995: "Voglio prendere il sole"
  • 1995: "Prisencolinensinainciusol (Remixes – maxi single)
  • 1996: "Cosi come sei"
  • 1996: "Arrivano gli uomini"
  • 1996: "Solo da un quarto d'ora"
  • 1998: "Acqua e sale"
  • 1998: "Brivido felino"
  • 1998: "Che taggia dì"
  • 1999: "Gelosia"
  • 1999: "L'emozione non-ha voce"
  • 1999: "L'uomo di cartone"
  • 1999: "Una rosa pericolosa"
  • 1999: "Qual è la direzione"
  • 1999: "Mi domando"
  • 1999: "L'arcobaleno"
  • 2000: "Senz'amore"
  • 2000: "Le pesche d'inverno"
  • 2000: "Per averti"
  • 2001: "Apri il cuore"
  • 2001: "Ti prenderò"
  • 2001: "Quello che non-ti ho detto mai"
  • 2001: "Tir"
  • 2001: "Le stesse cose"
  • 2002: "Confessa"
  • 2003: "Per sempre"
  • 2003: "Più di un sogno"
  • 2003: "Mi fa male"
  • 2004: "C'è sempre un motivo"
  • 2004: "Marì Marì"
  • 2005: "Ancora vivo"
  • 2005: "Valeva la pena"
  • 2005: "L'indiano"
  • 2006: "Oh Diana"
  • 2007: "Hai bucato la mia vita"
  • 2007: "La situazione non è buona"
  • 2008: "Dormi amore"
  • 2008: "Fiori"
  • 2008: "Aria...non-sei più tu"
  • 2008: "Sognando Chernobyl"
  • 2008: "La cura"
  • 2011: "Non ti accorgevi di me"
  • 2011: "Non so più cosa fare"
  • 2011: "Ti penso e cambia il mondo"
  • 2012: "Anna parte"
  • 2012: "La cumbia di chi cambia"
  • 2013: "Ti fai del male"
  • 2013: "Io non-ricordo (da quel giorno tu)"
  • 2013: "Mai nella vita"

Films[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "It's Gibberish, But Italian Pop Song Still Means Something". NPR Music. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
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