The Festival di Sanremo is the most well respected televised Italian pop music event. 2013 sees the sixty-third edition and to mark the event Swide has decided to run through the most important songs that have participated in the festival, and made Italian music history.
Ornella Vanoni’s stage career stared as an actress, thus explaining her very thespian interpretations when singing live. Her unique voice and flame red hair make her a household name from her debut, one that is still much loved today. The unstoppable singer is still very active today, and boasts a career that spans over 50’ years. Her sing L’Eternità is one of her most loved singles, presented at the Festival in Sanremo in 1970.
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In 1965, Frank Sinatra was about to turn 50, youthful rebellion ruled the US and the world was about to change irrevocably. Sinatra’s answer to a world in which he threatened to become less relevant, was to record ‘September of my Years’, a very personal retrospective that is both sad and hopeful, and which showcased the true magnificence of his voice.