Toni Santagata

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Toni Santagata
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Toni Santagata (1983)
Born
Antonio Morese

9 December 1935 (1935-12-09) (age 85)
OccupationSinger, comedian, actor

Toni Santagata, stage name of Antonio Morese (born 9 December 1935 in Sant'Agata di Puglia) is an Italian folk singer, composer, comedian and actor. He is sometimes credited as Tony Santagata or Alfonso Santagata.

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Life and career

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Toni Santagata (2009)

Born in Sant'Agata di Puglia, Foggia, Santagata debuted as a comedian at the Derby club in Milan, with the show Toni Santagata e il suo cabaret, later also released as an album. [1] In the following years he embraced folk music, both recording some classics of the Apulian tradition and composing songs. [1] In 1973 Santagata won the folk section of Canzonissima with "Lu maritiello"; the song was also his major hit, peaking at the sixth place on the Italian hit parade. [1] [2]

Discography

Album

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Eddy Anselmi (2009). Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN   978-8863462296.
  2. Dario Salvatori (1989). Storia dell'Hit Parade. Gramese, 1989. ISBN   8876054391.