Italian pop singer Albano Carrisi was born May 20, 1943, in the town of Cellino San Marco. His uncommon name, often found written Al Bano, came from his father's Albanian post during World War II. Like many Italian singers, Al Bano first proved himself as a musician participating in the nation's extensive song festival and contest circuit. His major breakthrough came in 1966 with the Festival delle Rose, followed in 1968 by his first-place positioning at the Disco per l'Estate song competition. His victories on the stage paved the way for his recording career, initiated by hits like "La Siepe" and "Nel Sole." In July of 1970 Al Bano married fellow recording artist Romina Power. In the year of their marriage, Carrisi and Power made their debut together with the duet album Storia di Due Innamorati. The record established the couple as an ...
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