Happy birthday, Adriano Celentano!

Adriano Celentano, Italian film actor, singer and director, Celebrates 70th Birthday!

Adriano CelentanoAdriano Celentano in the movie "Belissimo".

Adriano Celentano was born on January 6, 1938 in Italy. As a teenager he was much more interested in the profession of watchmaker. Since his twelfths he has become an apprentice in the workshop and Adriano fascinated the audience by side-splitting parody of young, at that time, singer Lui Prima, Adriano outwardly looked like Lui. He was invited to the amateur contests. In 1954, Adriano Celentano itself composes and performs her songs, and in 1955, his friend Mikele del Prete brought him his poems, from that moment they started working together.

In 1957 in the Milan palace of sport «Ghiaccio» went off pantoitalian contest of rock'n'roll. He won that contest. In 1959 he won the festival of light music in Ancona with the song «Il tuo bacio e come un rock». On the 19 of December 1961 after great success in San Remo he established the firm of gramophone recording - «Clan Celentano». The great success of the share drops Adriano Celentano songs such as "Who does not work, he does not like", "Pinocchio". Song "Twenty-four thousand Dates" is recognized as one of the best Italian songs decade in 1960.

More than forty years of creative activity Adriano Celentano has released more than 30 albums total circulation of 70 million. Ihe first role in the movie - rock singer in the Federico Fellini film "Sweet Life". Most of their roles Adriano Celentano performed in comedy and melodrama.

Adriano Celentano has released 40 albums: 29 studio albums, 3 live albums and 8 compilations.
Adriano Celentano18-year-old Adriano Celentano - comic actor.
Adriano CelentanoInterview in Venice in 1962.
Adriano Celentano Adriano Celentano on the beach, 1962.
Adriano CelentanoAdriano Celentano in the movie "Serafino".
Adriano CelentanoAdriano Celentano with his wife Claudia Mori and daughter Rosita, in 1964.
Adriano CelentanoAdriano Celentano and Sophia Loren in the movie "Bianco, rosso e Verdone".
Adriano CelentanoAdriano Celentano - a popular singer, not only in Italy but in many other countries of Europe, 1970.
Adriano CelentanoIn 1981, the movie "Asso".
Adriano CelentanoAdriano Celentano with actress Carole Bouquet in the movie "Bingo Bongo".
Adriano CelentanoThe film "Innamorato pazzo".
Adriano CelentanoAdriano Celentano and Ornella Muti in the movie "Il Bisbetico Domato".
Adriano CelentanoThe latest comedy from Adriano Celentano "Jackpot" (1992).
Adriano CelentanoAdriano Celentano, along with Eros Ramazotti, in 2005.
Adriano Celentano Adriano Celentano and Roberto Benigni.

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