Armando Romeo

  • Born: (Naples, Campania, Italy)
  • Died: (Sanremo, Imperia, Liguria, Italy) age 92

Armando Romeo was an Italian singer-songwriter and composer.
He entered the history of Italian pop music as the author of the evergreen Malatia.

In 1955 he participated in the radio show The Silver Nightingale, with Jula de Palma, Bruno Pallesi, Bruno Rosettani and the Duo Blengio, and in 1956 and 1957 in the radio program Una voce nella sera, with other artists such as Teddy Reno, Katina Ranieri, Achille Togliani and Claudio Villa.

After a series of tours around the world, proposing Neapolitan classics and some of his compositions, he participates as a guitarist at the 1957 Naples Festival, summarizing the songs that were sung during the competition, together with the other guitarists Amedeo Pariante, Ugo Calise, Sergio Centi and Fausto Cigliano.

The song Malatia is translated into One Kiss Away From Heaven and launched in the United States by Anthony Perkins and Tony Bennett and inserted in the soundtrack of the film The dam on the Pacific, played by Perkins and Silvana Mangano.

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