Luciano Tajoli (17 April 1920 – 3 August 1996) was an Italian singer and actor.
Luciano Tajoli in 1970
|Born||17 April 1920|
|Died||3 August 1996 81) (aged|
|Occupation||Singer and actor|
Luciano Tajoli participated several times (1961, 1962, 1963, and 1970) in the Sanremo Music Festival, winning in 1961 with the song Al di là. It is estimated that he sold over 45 million records.
Tajoli was born in Milan, came from a poor family and was a self-taught singer. He trained as an apprentice in tailor, barber and cobbler's shops. Due to polio in his childhood, Luciano always leaned during his performances, e.g., against a chair or piano. His limping was accommodated into the screenplays of his film appearances. He died, aged 76, in Merate.
- Canzoni per le strade (1950)
- Trieste mia! (1951)
- The Two Sergeants (1951)
- Don Lorenzo (1952)
- Il romanzo della mia vita (1952)
- La pattuglia dell'Amba Alagi (1953)
- Napoli piange e ride (1954)
- The Two Rivals (1960)
- Song of Naples (1957)
- Marcello Giannotti, "L'enciclopedia di Sanremo: 55 anni di storia del festival dalla A alla Z", Gremese Editore, 2005, page 203 (Google books).
- (in Italian) Official Internet site
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