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Rocco Granata

Buona Notte

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1963
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Rocco Granata (born August 16, 1938) is a Belgian singer, songwriter, and accordionist. Granata was born in Figline Vegliaturo, Calabria, southern Italy; but his parents immigrated to Belgium when he was aged ten. Rocco’s father was a coal miner, but after briefly working in the coal mines, Granata pursued music instead. He played accordion and toured Belgium with his band, ‘The International Quintet’. He then released the song “Manuela” b/w “Marina” as a single in 1959; the B-side became an international hit, reaching #1 in Belgium as well as charting across Europe and in the United States. It sold over one million copies in Germany alone, and was awarded a gold disc. It has been covered many times by artists such as Marino Marini, Dalida and Louis Armstrong. After the... Read on...

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