Saturday, 31 July 2010

Alan Sorrenti

 Alan Sorrenti (born December 9, 1950) is an Italian singer and composer.

Alan Sorrenti was born in Naples, but his mother was Welsh, and he spent much of his childhood in Aberystwyth, Wales. Alan Sorrenti's career began in the early 1970s when he released his first album, Aria, in 1972, followed by Come un vecchio incensiere all'alba di un villaggio deserto in 1973, both consisting mostly of progressive rock and experimental tracks.

In 1976, Alan Sorrenti shifted genre and released tracks more reminiscent of the dance genre. In late 1979 he scored a major European hit with the single Tu sei l'unica donna per me, since then covered in a number of different languages.

Alan represented Italy in the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Non so che darei. He finished sixth in the contest but the track became one of that year's bestselling entries in Europe.

In 1988 he participated at the Festival di Sanremo but came 26th and last with the song Come Per Miracolo.

In 2006, Alan Sorrenti participated in the festival O' Scià on the Lampedusa island.

In the 80s Alan converted to Buddhism. Alan still releases albums but never so successful as in the 1970's.

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