|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (March 2010)|
Johnny Dorelli in 1958
|Birth name||Giorgio Guidi|
|Also known as||D.Johnny - Dorellik|
February 20, 1937 '|
Meda, Milano, Italy
|Genres||Easy listening, Jazz, Swing, Pop|
|Instruments||Vocalist, Piano, Double-Bass|
Born as Giorgio Guidi in Meda, he debuted as singer in the late 1950s for CGD label. In 1958 he won the Sanremo Festival in duo with Domenico Modugno, with the songs "Nel blu dipinto di blu" (also known as "Volare") and "Piove (Ciao ciao bambina)". "L'immensità" earned Dorelli a ninth place at the 1967 edition of the Sanremo Song Festival.
After a period of absence, he returned to success in the 1980s. In 1983, he played St. Philip Neri in Luigi Magni's TV film State buoni se potete. Dorelli's latest feature film role is in Pupi Avati's Ma quando arrivano le ragazze (2004).