Alberto Camerini

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Alberto Camerini
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Born (1951-05-16) 16 May 1951 (age 66)
São Paulo, Brazil
Occupation singer-songwriter

Alberto Camerini (born May 16, 1951) is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician, who was commercially most active during the late-1970s and early-1980s.

Life and career[edit]

Alberto Camerini was born in São Paulo, Brazil of Italian parents who had moved to South America a few years earlier. His parents decided to move back to Milan when Alberto was 11 years old.[1] While taking a few classes at a university in Milan, he became friends with Eugenio Finardi, who introduced him to the world of music;[2] together with Eugenio Finardi he started two bands, "Il Pacco" and "L'Enorme Maria". He later became a session musician for, among others, Patty Pravo, Stormy Six, Fausto Leali and Eugenio Finardi himself.[1][2]

Camerini started his solo career in 1976, with the single "Pane quotidiano" and three albums that proposed an original mix between rock and Brazilian music.[1] In the eighties Camerini started a successful collaboration with lyrics author and record producer Roberto Colombo. During these years he had a significant commercial success with a number of synthpop hits, particularly with the songs "Rock 'n' roll robot" and "Tanz bambolina".[1][2] After participating at the 1984 Sanremo Music Festival and, in 1986, making an album that encountered very little commercial success, he slowly started to limit his musical production, nonetheless never completely leaving music behind.[1][3]

Discography[edit]

Selected singles[edit]

  • 1976 – Pane quotidiano
  • 1977 – Gelato metropolitano
  • 1978 – Sciocka
  • 1980 – Sintonizzati con me
  • 1980 – Serenella
  • 1981 – Rock 'n' roll robot
  • 1982 – Tanz bambolina
  • 1982 – Questo amore
  • 1983 – Computer capriccio
  • 1984 – La bottega del caffè
  • 1986 – Va bene così

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1976 – Cenerentola e il pane quotidiano
  • 1977 – Gelato metropolitano
  • 1978 – Comici cosmetici
  • 1980 – Alberto Camerini
  • 1981 – Rudy e Rita
  • 1982 – Rockmantico
  • 1986 – Angeli in blue jeans
  • 1995 – Dove l'arcobaleno arriva
  • 2001 – Cyberclown
  • 2005 – Kids Wanna Rock

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Riccardo Bertoncelli, Cris Thellung. Ventiquattromila dischi. Dalai editore, 2006. ISBN 8860181518. 
  2. ^ a b c Enrico Deregibus. Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore, 2010. ISBN 8809756258. 
  3. ^ Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291. 

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