Dino (Italian singer)

Eugenio Zambelli (born 3 May 1948), best known as Dino, is an Italian singer and actor.

Born (1948-05-03) 3 May 1948

Life and career

Born in Verona, Zambelli started his career as the singer of the group "I Kings"; in 1963 the group won the second edition of the Festival degli sconosciuti held by Teddy Reno in Ariccia; struck by the voice of the singer, Reno contracted Zambelli with his record company, with the stage name of Dino.[1] Between 1964 and 1968 Dino was a real teen idol and a successful singer, with two major hit singles, "Eravamo amici" and "Te lo leggo negli occhi".[2][3]

Also active as a film and a stage actor, Dino retired from showbusinnes in 1973, and he became manager of an oil company;[1] he resumed his musical activities in the late 1980s.[1]


  1. Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291.
  2. Giorgio Dell’Arti, Massimo Parrini. Catalogo dei viventi. Marsilio, 2009. ISBN 978-88-317-9599-9.
  3. Cesare Rizzi, Fulvio Beretta. Enciclopedia del rock italiano. Arcana, 1993. ISBN 8879660225.
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