Adriano Pappalardo

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Adriano Pappalardo
Adriano Pappalardo.jpg
Born (1945-03-25) 25 March 1945 (age 73)
Copertino, Lecce, Italy
Occupation singer
actor

Adriano Pappalardo (born 25 March 1945) is an Italian singer, actor and television personality.

Background[edit]

Born in Copertino, Lecce, Pappalardo started his career in 1971 with the song "Una donna".[1] He obtained his first success in 1972 with the R'n'B single "E' ancora giorno", written as some of his other songs of the time by the couple Lucio Battisti-Mogol,[1] which ranked second in the Italian hit parade.[2] After some other minor hits, such as the songs "Segui lui" and "Come bambini", Pappalardo had his major success in 1979 with the ballad "Ricominciamo".[1] In mid-eighties, following the commercial failure of the two albums Immersione and Oh! Era ora he focused on his acting career, usually playing tough men and villains.[1][3][4]

In 2003 Pappalardo had a significant personal success as a contestant of the reality show L'Isola dei Famosi (the Italian version of Celebrity Survivor).[1][3] In 2004 he took part at the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Nessun consiglio".[1][3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1972: Adriano Pappalardo (Numero Uno, ZSLN 55151)
  • 1973: California no (Numero Uno, DZSLN 55662)
  • 1975: Mi basta così (RCA, TPL 1 1159)
  • 1979: Non mi lasciare mai(RCA, PL 31505)
  • 1982: Immersione (Numero Uno, ZPLN 34165)
  • 1983: Oh! Era ora (Numero Uno, 81990)
  • 1988: Sandy (CGD, 20836)

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Enrico Deregibus. Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore, 2010. ISBN 8809756258. 
  2. ^ Dario Salvatori. Storia dell'Hit Parade. Gramese, 1989. ISBN 8876054391. 
  3. ^ a b c Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291. 
  4. ^ Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402697. 

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