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Albano Carrisi

Al Bano
Al Bano in 2014
Background information
Birth name Albano Carrisi
Also known as Al Bano Carrisi
Born (1943-05-20) 20 May 1943
Origin Cellino San Marco, Italy
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Actor, Winemaker
Years active 1965–present
Labels La voce del padrone, EMI Italiana
Associated acts Al Bano and Romina Power, Sanremo Music Festival, Eurovision Song Contest
Website www.albanocarrisi.eu

Albano Carrisi (Italian: ; born 20 May 1943), better known as Al Bano, is an Italian singer, actor, and winemaker.

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • Opera 2
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Biography

He was born in the town of Cellino San Marco (province of Brindisi, Puglia in Southern Italy), where he still lives.

His mother Iolanda Ottino named him Albano because, when he was born, his father Carmelo Carrisi was fighting in Albania for the Royal Italian Army during World War II. He has one brother, Franco Carrisi (Kocis).

He made his debut in 1966 both as a singer, at the Festival delle Rose, and on television. He won the Disco per l'Estate, an Italian song contest, with "Pensando a te" in 1968. He recorded some major hits such as "La siepe" and "Nel sole" at that time. "Nel sole" sold 600,000 copies in Italy within three months of release, and eventually over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc in July 1968.[1]

Al Bano & Romina Power in 1976

Soon afterwards, he started a musical collaboration with Romina Power (daughter of the American actor Tyrone Power), whom he married in 1970. After their marriage, they recorded "Storia di due innamorati". They sang as the duo Al Bano & Romina Power for almost thirty years; their work has been especially popular in Italy, Austria, France, Spain, Romania and Germany. They released "Dialogo" in 1975 and took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976 with the song "We'll Live It All Again" ("Noi lo rivivremo di nuovo"). They sang "Sharazan" in 1981 and the following year they took part in the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Felicità", which came second.[2] They won first prize in 1984 singing "Ci sarà" and again took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1985 with "Magic Oh Magic". Both their Eurovision entries placed 7th.[3][4] Other hits of 1987 include: "Nostalgia canaglia" (awarded 3rd prize at Festival di Sanremo '87) and "Libertà". Those successful songs were followed by "Cara terra mia", which came in third once more at the 1989 Sanremo Music Festival, and "Oggi sposi" which placed 8th at the 1991 Sanremo Music Festival.

Al Bano returned to his solo career in 1996 with "È la mia vita" which was followed by "Verso il sole" in 1997 and "Ancora in volo" in 1999 (that year, his duo – and his marriage – with Romina broke up). He also played in "Herşeye Rağmen" ("Nonetheless" in Turkish) music video of Sima (full name was Sima Sarıkaya), a Turkish singer in 1997.[5] In 2000, Al Bano returned to the Eurovision stage, providing backing vocals for the Swiss entry (performed in Italian) "

Preceded by
Wess & Dori Ghezzi
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
1976
(with Romina Power)
Succeeded by
Mia Martini
Preceded by
Alice & Franco Battiato
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
1985
(with Romina Power)
Succeeded by
Umberto Tozzi & Raf
  • Official Website (Italian)
  • Official YouTube Channel
  • Official Facebook Page
  • Official Twitter Profile
  • Al Bano at the Internet Movie Database

External links

  1. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 215.  
  2. ^ "Festival di Sanremo 1982" (in Italian). www.sorrisi.com. Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 1976 Year page". www.eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  4. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 1985 Year page". www.eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  5. ^ Music video of Sima. Izlesene.com. Retrieved on 26 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Al Bano Carrisi".  
  7. ^ Al Bano and Romina Power: Reunion after 14 YearsBild.de: (German). Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  8. ^ Comeback: Al Bano and Romina Power Singing Together Once MoreExpress.de: (German). Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  9. ^ Romina Power – A Message Now Available from. Creative and Dreams Music Network (30 May 2015). Retrieved on 2015-07-26.

References

On 30 May 2015, Al Bano produced a show at the Roman Amphitheater in Verona, Italy, before a sold-out audience of 11,000, in which he starred with Romina Power. The show, featuring Tyrone Power Jr. and other special guests was transmitted by the Italian national TV network RAI, and was watched in over eight countries by 51,000,000 viewers around the globe, a 37 ratings share.[9]

In the summer of 2013, Al Bano and Romina Power reunited, reportedly only on a professional basis and for one final time, for a concert performance in Moscow.[7][8] They later performed as guests at the Sanremo Festival 2015. They also performed together in Atlantic City, USA, in April 2015, and following that, in Los Angeles.

Carrisi and Power Romina divorced in 1999. They have a son, Yari Marco (1973), and three daughters: Ylenia Maria (1970) (who went missing in New Orleans in 1994), Cristel Chiara (1985) (starred in the Reality TV show La Fattoria, an Italian version of The Farm) and Romina Iolanda (1987). He has one daughter and one son from ex-girlfriend and showgirl Loredana Lecciso, Jasmine Caterina (2001) and Albano Giovanni (2002).

On 26 July 1970, Al Bano married Romina Power (daughter of the American actor Tyrone Power), who had already started to share her musical career with him, and remained his stage partner for about 30 years.

Personal life

Al Bano grew up listening and had a great passion for opera. He has released several opera albums and is a tenor. In 1997 he released an opera solo album 1997 entitled Concerto Classico, which went double platinum in a short time. Songs he sang on that album include "Una furtiva lagrima", "Va, pensiero", "La nostra serenata", "E lucevan le stelle", and "Ave Maria". He also performed in place of Luciano Pavarotti alongside 2 other renowned tenors Plácido Domingo and José Carreras.

Al Bano in the 1990s

Opera

Al Bano still tours all over the world. He is a constant on Italian television and has a large number of fans who follow his career very closely. To date Al Bano has sold 165 million albums around the world. Al Bano has visited Albania a number of times. He was there for a concert in 1989 and has been enjoying great popularity there.

In 2005, he starred in the Italian reality show L'isola dei Famosi (Italian version of Celebrity Survivor) with his daughter, Romina Carrisi. Al Bano returned to Sanremo Music Festival in 2007, where he sang "Nel perdono" which came in second place.

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