Paolo Conte

Paolo Conte was born January 6, 1937. He is an Italian singer-pianist, composer, lawyer, and pianist. His resonant voice and colorful compositions are reminiscent of South American and Mediterranean atmospheres as well as jazz music and French-language singers such as Georges Brassens and Jacques Brel, and his sometimes melancholic lyrics. Paolo Conte was born at Asti in Piedmont. His first gig was as a vibraphone player with local and touring bands (Saint Vincent Jazz Festival). His brother Giorgio Conte started songwriting early and eventually wrote his own songs. He was a poet, painter, lawyer, and musician who first gained attention in the late ’60s/early ’70s when he was the creative force behind the hits by Adriano Celentano, and Patty Pravo. His solo career began with a 1974 self-titled album. Later albums like Parole D’Amore Scritte A Macchina and 1987’s Aguaplano saw considerable success in Europe. His first U.S. album, 1998’s Paolo Conte (a greatest-hits compilation), was released in 1998. His compilation album is called The Best of Paolo Conte. His hits were featured in many films, including “Come Di” and “Mickey Blue Eyes” (1999), and “Via con me” in French Kiss (1995), Mostly Martha (192001), and the “Fritz” Coca Cola commercial, which was shown extensively in US theaters in 2006. In No Reservations (2007), “Sparring partner” in 5×2 (2004). Pierre Desproges, a French humourist, used both in his Chroniques de la haine habituel. Roman Polanski directed the movie “Carnage” and husband and wife call each other “doodle” (in French, “toutou”) to refer to Via Con Me by Paolo Conte’s “tuu tu tutu”, their favorite song. Wikipedia

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