Jimmy Fontana

Jimmy Fontana

born on 13/11/1934 in Camerino, Marche, Italy

died on 11/9/2013 in Roma, Latium, Italy

Alias Enrico Sbriccoli

Jimmy Fontana

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Jimmy Fontana

Fontana in 1965
Born Enrico Sbriccoli
November 13 1934
Camerino, Italy
Died 11 September 2013 (aged 78)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actor, music composer, singer-songwriter
Known for "Che sarà" (music)

Jimmy Fontana (13 November 1934 – 11 September 2013) was an Italian actor, composer and singer-songwriter.[1][2] One of his most famous songs is "Che sarà", performed also by José Feliciano and Ricchi e Poveri.[3]

Born Enrico Sbriccoli in Camerino, Italy, he took the name "Jimmy" from musician Jimmy Giuffre and "Fontana" from an arbitrary name out of the phone book, early in his career.[1] His hits include "Non te ne andare" (1963) and "Il mondo", which ranked first on the Italian hit parade in 1965.[4] "La mia serenata" won the Disco per l'estate Festival in 1967.[3] At the 1968 Cantagiro summer festival, he sang a cover version of the Tom Jones hit "Delilah", titled "La nostra favola";[3] the song peaked at second place on the Italian hit parade.[4]

Discography

  • Arrivederci (1996)
  • Il Mondo (1997)
  • I Grandi Successi Originali (2001)

Filmography

Actor

  • Il Sole è di tutti (1968)
  • Quando dico che ti amo (1968)
  • Viale della canzone (1965)
  • Canzoni in... bikini (1963)
  • La Voglia matta (1962)
  • Io bacio... tu baci (1961)

Composer

  • I Fantastici tre supermen (1967)
  • Le Belle famiglie (1964, "Caro amore mio")
  • Io bacio... tu baci (1961, "Diavolo")

Singer

  • Io bacio... tu baci (1961, "Diavolo", "Il tempo si è fermato", "Mare di dicembre" and "Cha cha cha dell'impiccato")

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Addio a Jimmy Fontana, voce degli anni '60 - Musica - Spettacoli. La Repubblica. Retrieved on 2013-09-12.
  2. RCA's Three Firsts Head Remo Fest, Billboard (magazine), 13 March 1971, p. 3. URL accessed on 25 February 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana, Panini Comics, 2009.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dario Salvatori. Storia dell'Hit Parade, Gramese, 1989.

External links

  • Jimmy Fontana at the Internet Movie Database
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