Edoardo Vianello Biography (Wikipedia)
Edoardo Vianello (born 24 June 1938) is an Italian singer, composer and actor. He's considered one of the most popular Italian singers of the Sixties. SIAE estimated a sale of over 50 million records worldwide. As of 2006, songs of Vianello were included in the soundtracks of 64 films.
Born in Rome, Vianello started his career in 1956. He obtained his first successes in 1961, with Il capello and Pinne fucile ed occhiali, which both ranked second in the Italian Hit Parade. Later he obtained several more great successes (including Guarda come dondolo, Abbronzatissima and O mio signore which charted 1 and I Watussi which charted 3) until the second half of the 1960s. After a less successful period, he re-launched his career in the 1970s founding the duo Vianella with his wife Wilma Goich. The main hit of the period was Semo gente de borgata, which ranked 7 in Hit Parade. In the late 1970s he reprised his solo career.