Fausto Cigliano

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Fausto Cigliano
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Born (1937-02-15) 15 February 1937 (age 81)

Fausto Cigliano (born 15 February 1937) is an Italian singer, guitarist and occasional actor.

Life and career[edit]

Fausto Cigliano (2009)

Born in Naples into a humble family, Cigliano approached the music at young age, after having received a guitar as a gift, and he made his record debut in 1953.[1] Cigliano became first known thanks to his participation to the Napoli Music Festival, that he later won in 1959, in couple with Teddy Reno with the song "Sarrà... chi sà".[1][2][3] In 1957 he ranked first at the Italian hit parade with the single "Che m'ha 'mparato a fa'".[4] Between 1959 and 1964 he was entered into the main competition at the Sanremo Music Festival five times.[2] In the second half of the 1950s he also appeared in several comedy films.[5] In 1976, Cigliano graduated in guitar at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome.[2][3] He later focused his activities on the research and the revision of traditional Neapolitan music.[2]


  1. ^ a b Enrico Deregibus. Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore, 2010. ISBN 8809756258.
  2. ^ a b c d Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291.
  3. ^ a b Antonio La Gala. Vomero. Storia e storie. Guida Editori, 2004. ISBN 8871888715.
  4. ^ Dario Salvatori. Storia dell'Hit Parade. Gramese, 1989. ISBN 8876054391.
  5. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.

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