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Adriano Celentano
Born 6 January 1938 (1938-01-06) (age 72)
Origin Milan, Italy
Genres Pop, Rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, television presenter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1957–present
Labels Clan Celentano
Associated acts I Ribelli, Mina
Website www.clancelentano.it

Adriano Celentano (born 6 January 1938) is an Italian singer, songwriter, comedian, actor, film director and TV host.

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Biography

Celentano was born in Milan at 14 Via Gluck, about which he later wrote the famous song "Il ragazzo della via Gluck" (the boy from the Gluck st.). His parents were from Foggia, in Apulia, and had moved north for work.[1]

According to urban legend, before beginning his singing career, Celentano was a student of Ghigo Agosti (European rock pioneer) during Agosti's 1955-1956 Northern Italian tour, which was also guitarist Giorgio Gaber's debut.

Heavily influenced by his idol Elvis Presley and the 1950s rock revolution, he is also known as the most famous dancer of the Hula hoop fad. For the last 40 years he has retained his popularity in Italy, selling millions of records and appearing in numerous TV shows and movies. In the latter respect, he has also been a creator of a comic genre, with his characteristic walking and his facial expressions. For the most part, his films were commercially successful; indeed in the 1970s and part of the 1980s, he was the king of the Italian box office in low budget movies. As an actor, critics point to Serafino (1968), directed by Pietro Germi, as his best performance.

As a director he frequently casts Ornella Muti, Eleonora Giorgi and his wife Claudia Mori. He and Claudia are the parents of Rosita, Rosalinda Celentano, most notable to worldwide audiences for playing Satan in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, and Giacomo Celentano. He also often works as a host on several Italian television shows.

He has released 40 albums: 29 studio albums, 3 live albums and 8 compilations. His most famous songs are "Azzurro" (1968), with lyrics by Paolo Conte, and "Prisencolinensinainciusol" which was released in 1972.

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".

Adriano Celentano has been a vegetarian since 2005 and defends animal rights.[2]

Discography

  • La festa (1965)
  • Il ragazzo della via Gluck (1966)
  • Una carezza in un pugno (1968)
  • Adriano Rock (1969)
  • Il forestiero (1970)
  • Er più (1971)
  • I mali del secolo (1972)
  • Prisencolinensinainciusol (1972)
  • Yuppi du (1974)
  • Svalutation (1976)
  • Tecadisk (1976)
  • Geppo il folle (1978)
  • Ti avrò (1978)
  • Soli (1979)
  • Me live! (1979)
  • Un po' artista un po' no (1980)
  • Deus (1981)
  • Atmosfera (1983)
  • I miei americani (1984)
  • Joan Lui (1985)
  • I miei americani 2 (1986)
  • La pubblica ottusità (1987)
  • Il re degli ignoranti (1991)
  • Super Best (1992)
  • Quel punto (1994)
  • Arrivano gli uomini (1996)
  • Alla corte del remix (1997)
  • Mina Celentano (1998)
  • Io non so parlar d'amore (1999)
  • Esco di rado e parlo ancora meno (2000)
  • Il cuore, la voce (2001)
  • Per sempre (2002)
  • Le volte che Celentano è stato 1 (2003)
  • C'è sempre un motivo (2004)
  • L'indiano (single) (2005)
  • La tigre e il molleggiato (2006)
  • Dormi amore - La situazione non è buona (2007)
  • L'animale (2008)

Films

  • La dolce vita (1960)
  • Il monaco di Monza (1963)
  • Super rapina a Milano (1965)
  • Serafino (1968)
  • Er Più - storia d'amore e di coltello (1971)
  • Bianco rosso e... (1972)
  • L'emigrante (1973)
  • Rugantino (1973)
  • The Five Days aka Le Cinque Giornate (1973)
  • Yuppi du (1974)
  • Di che segno sei? (1975)
  • Culastrisce nobile veneziano (1976)
  • Bluff - storia di truffe e di imbroglioni (1976)
  • Ecco noi per esempio (1977)
  • L'altra metà del cielo (1977)
  • Geppo il folle (1978)
  • Zio Adolfo in arte Führer (1978)
  • Mani di velluto (1979)
  • La locandiera (1980)
  • Qua la mano (1980)
  • Sabato, domenica e venerdì (1980)
  • Il bisbetico domato (1980)
  • Innamorato pazzo (1981)
  • Asso (1981)
  • Bingo Bongo (1982)
  • Grand Hotel Excelsior (1982)
  • Segni particolari: bellissimo (1983)
  • Sing Sing (1983)
  • Lui è peggio di me (1984)
  • Joan Lui (1985)
  • Il burbero (1986)
  • Jackpot (1991)

See also

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