Alberto Rabagliati

  • Born: (Italy)
  • Died: (Italy)

Alberto Rabagliati (June 26, 1906 Milan, Lombardy, Italy - March 7, 1974 Rome, Lazio, Italy) was an Italian singer, actor and radio host.

While with the Lecuona Cuban Boys he met Giovanni D'Anzi who proposed him an audition with Italian state radio station EIAR. Rabagliati soon became a radio star, and in 1941 had his own radio show. Every Monday night EIAR (RAI) aired Canta Rabagliati ("Rabagliati sings"), with the singer presenting his most famous songs such as "Ma l'amore no", "Mattinata fiorentina", "Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina", "Silenzioso slow", "Bambina innamorata".

He was so popular that his name was sung in the lyrics of La famiglia canterina, Quando canta Rabagliati, Quando la radio. At a time when anything foreign was banned, the idol Rabagliati was allowed to maintain his American-influenced style. Indeed, the Fascist government decided to make use of his popularity by choosing his song "Sposi (c'รจ una casetta piccina)" ("Wed (there's a little home)") as their demographic campaign anthem.

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