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Published on Apr 16, 2007

Robertino Loretti sings Neapolitan song

Robertino Loretti
Robertino Loretti (born in 1947) is an Italian singer, mostly known for songs he performed as a teenager.

Robertino Loretti's album JamaicaHe was born in Rome, Italy to the large family with eight other children. His family was poor and when he was 10 his father fell sick and Robertino was helping family delivering bakery to restaurants. He enjoyed singing the folk songs on his way and was noticed by people due to his beautiful voice. Once in one restaurant he was asked to sing on the wedding. After this many other restaurants in Rome were asking him to sing.

Robertino sang in Cafe Grand Italia where neapolitan actor Totò and Danish TV producer Volmer Sørensen noticed him. Volmer Sørensen was vacationing in Rome with his wife, singer Grethe Sønck who noticed the boy. In a few weeks he was already singing in Danish TV shows.

Robertino recorded the album while in Copenhagen.

Later his voice changed and new voice isn't as distinguishable as the old one was. But Robertino Loretti still travels in Europe, US and Russia with concerts.

Robertino Loretti is especially popular in Russia. Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova even requested his records played while she was in spaceship. He still travels to Russia being friends with Russian singers Muslim Magomayev, Tamara Sinyavskaya and Joseph Kobzon.


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