Affectionately known as "the Italian Buddy Holly," Peppino di Capri helped to usher Italy into the rock & roll era of the 1950s. Averaging ten singles a year for a decade, he and his band, Peppino & His Rockers, scored with such pre-Beatles hits as "Malatia," "Voce 'e Notte," "Luba Caprese," "Vicino 'o Mare," "Parlami D'amore Mariu," and "Speedy Gonzalez." He introduced the twist with his early-'60s hit, "St. Tropez Twist." During the summer of 1965, he toured Italy as opening act for the Beatles. Although he suffered a career lull in the late '60s, di Capri was not gone from the spotlight for long. Launching his comeback with crowd-pleasing performances at Canzonissima '70 and the Festival of Naples in 1970, he capped it off with his best-selling single, "Champagne," in 1974. The winner of the song competition at the Festival of San ...
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