Arigliano, Nicola

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Arigliano, Nicola Gender: M
born on 6 December 1923 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place Squinzano, Italy, 40n26, 18e03
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 13°07' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 17°41 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 19°17'

Nicola Arigliano


Italian jazz singer, musician, and occasional actor.

At a young age Arigliano ran away from home because of the humiliations received even by family members due to his stuttering and moved to Turin, where he was hosted by fellow immigrants. He later moved to Milan and later to Rome, where he worked from job to job. After studying music theory, learning to play the saxophone and singing as an amateur in several orchestras, Arigliano became first known in 1952 thanks to his participation at the Newport Jazz Festival (at the suggestion of Marshall Brown), which back in Italy got him several television appearances and which led the way to his professional career.

After some 78 rpm released in 1956 for RCA, in 1958 he took part at Canzonissima, and in 1960 he got his first hit with the song "I Sing Ammore", which reached the ninth place on the Italian hit parade. In 1961 he got his major success with the song "Sentimentale", which peaked at first place at the hit parade, while in 1964 he entered the main competition at the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "20 Km Al Giorno". In 1968 he moved to Magliano Sabina and significantly slowed his activities. In 2005 he returned to the Sanremo Music Festival and won the Critics' Award with the song "Colpevole".

He died on 30 March 2010 at Calimera, Lecce.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file, p. 6.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Saxophone)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Jazz singer)