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 Ferdinando “Fred” Buscaglione

Ferdinando “Fred” Buscaglione

Birth
Turin, Città Metropolitana di Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Death 3 Feb 1960 (aged 38)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Turin, Città Metropolitana di Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Memorial ID 13080876 · View Source
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Singer. Born in Turin, Italy, he developed a strong passion for music since his childhood. In his teens he could usually be found playing violin and double bass in the city's clubs. After World War II he joined the Allied Radio Orchestra in Cagliari, Sardinia, where he started playing American-style music such as swing. By the end of the war he had created his own singing persona, styled like a "Clark Gable moustached "girls 'n whisky" damned club singer". In the 1950s, coupled with Leo Chiosso, he produced his most famous and remember songs, such as "Che bambola", "Teresa non sparare", "Eri piccola così", "Guarda che luna" and "Whisky facile". By the end of that decade he had become one of the most famous business personalities, appearing on television shows and advertisements, as well as in ten movies. He tragically died in a car accident in Rome as his Ford Thunderbird crashed into a truck. His grave is still often visited by fans, who leave as tributes cigarettes and whisky bottles.

Bio by: Luca Cottone


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  • Originally Created by: Luca Cottone
  • Added: 21 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13080876
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ferdinando “Fred” Buscaglione (23 Nov 1921–3 Feb 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13080876, citing Cimitero Monumentale di Torino, Turin, Città Metropolitana di Torino, Piemonte, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .