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Toto Cotugno
« on: April 16, 2010, 07:42:25 PM »

Toto Cutugno was born in Fosdinovo, Tuscany, to a Sicilian father and a Tuscan mother. Shortly after his birth the family moved to La Spezia (Liguria).

He began his musical career as a drummer, but later formed a band that performed his own songs. He also had cowritten for popular French-American singer Joe Dassin, contributing some of his most famous songs, including "L'été indien" ("Africa"), "Et si tu n'existais pas" and "Le Jardin du Luxembourg" (written with Vito Pallavicini). He also co-wrote Dalida's "Laissez moi danser" (Voglio l'anima"), which became a Platinum record shortly after its release.

In 1976 Cutugno participated for the first time in the Sanremo Music Festival coming up with 3rd place with his band Albatros rd. He then won in 1980 with the song "Solo noi" ("Only us", in Italian), and subsequently finished second in six editions: in 1984 with the song "Serenata" ("Serenade"), in 1987 with "Figli" ("Sons" or "Children"), in 1988 with "Emozioni" ("Emotions"), in 1989 with the song "Le mamme" ("The Mamas"), in 1990 with Ray Charles with the song "Gli amori" ("Loves", but entitled "Good Love Gone Bad" in Charles' version) and in 2005 with Annalisa Minetti with the song "Come noi nessuno al mondo" ("No One Else in the World Like Us"). Toto Cutugno participated in the festival a total of 13 times.

He won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1990 with his own composition "Insieme: 1992" ("Together: 1992"), a ballad which celebrated European political integration. Along with Gigliola Cinquetti, Italy's only other Eurovision winner from 1964, he presented the 1991 contest, which was staged in Rome as a result of his victory. However, when the scoring ended with a tie for first place the event descended into a degree of chaos, partly due to confusion over how the scoring system worked.

Cutugno may be best-known for his worldwide hit song, "L'Italiano (Lasciatemi Cantare)", which was on his hit CD, "I Grandi Successi".

In November 2009 Cutugno accused the writers of the pro-Viktor Yanukovych song “Leader” written for the 2010 presidential campaign of Yanukovych of having plagiarized his song "Ti amo". Yanukovych distanced himself from the song, stating “I have heard nothing and I have ordered nothing”.




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Re: Toto Cotugno
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2010, 07:44:10 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2010, 07:47:23 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2010, 07:50:13 PM »
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Re: Toto Cotugno
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010, 12:55:43 AM »
I'm saying NOTHING about his Eurovision entry  :-X

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Re: Toto Cotugno
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010, 09:20:38 PM »
I'm saying NOTHING about his Eurovision entry  :-X

Believe it or not even me I do not like him . However Italians go crazy about him and his song "L'italiano" (Lasciarte me Cantare) has become an anthem in Italy you hear it at least once everyday in Clubs and Pubs all over Italy . Young and Old love the song . Also here in little Italy in Toronto the song you hear it from 5 am in the morning to 12 am Midnight .Everywhere

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Re: Toto Cotugno
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 01:49:21 PM »
Toto Cotugno just left Toronto from a concert . Again he had a great reception . He looked very old though lol

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