Italian rock fusion innovator Pino Mango was born in Lagonegro, Potenza, on November 6, 1956. By the age of seven Pino was already beginning to sing with local groups, taking on challenging repertoire from artists like Aretha Franklin, Peter Gabriel, and Deep Purple by his early teens. Mango pursued a parallel passion in his formal studies, seeking an education in sociology at the University of Salerno. While still in school he began to hone his compositional skill, writing and performing his own material. Mango's debut record was released in 1976 by RCA, featuring the single "Si Questa Terra Solo Mia." During the late '70s and throughout the '80s Mango's career was characterized by consistent and successful record releases, as well as several appearances at the Sanremo Festival (1985, 1986, and 1987). A number of projects were ...
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