Corrado Lojacono

  • Born: (Italy)
  • Died: (Italy)

Corrado Lojacono (January 22, 1924 Palermo, Sicily, Italy - October 23, 2012 Milan, Lombardy, Italy) was an Italian singer, actor, record producer and songwriter.

In 1957, Lojacono reprised his musical studies and graduated from the Accademia Internazionale Musicale in Rome. In 1961 he got his main hit, "Giuggola", which peaked at the first place on the Italian hit parade. In 1962 he was entered into the competition at the 12th edition of the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "L'anello".

Also active as a songwriter, sometimes credited as Camicasca, Lojacono composed about forty songs, notably "Carina", which was covered by several artists including Cliff Richard, Sophia Loren, Dean Martin and Caterina Valente. In the late 1960s he founded a record label and eventually retired from singing in the 1970s.

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