ADRIANO CELENTANO: “IN SOUL I AM A HOUR”
Adriano Celentano – a unique phenomenon on the stage. All the artist’s universities are in the 5th grade of an elementary school and watchmaker’s workshop. But before this ingenious self-taught, film masters take off their hat. This is Adriano Celentano. The idol of Italian and Russian women admits that she loves to bake buns, repair watches and longs to live “a calm life of an ordinary person.” The famous Italian actor and singer Adriano Celentano for many years at the zenith of popularity.
If not for Elvis Presley …
Adriano was born on January 6, 1938 on the outskirts of Milan in a family of poor peasants. His first realized dream was “to earn a lot, a lot of money to provide for all the relatives” who came to Milan in search of work and good luck. In the evenings, the large Celentano family went out onto the porch and sang Italian folk songs. And Adriano sat aside and listened: naturally weak lungs, as well as the elephant, which, in his opinion, stepped on his ear in early childhood, did not allow the little boy to participate in public concerts.
After graduating from fifth grade, Adriano dropped out of school and, as it turned out, forever – the guy was extremely poorly thought in the lessons and did not want to do anything! singer Adriano Celentano Much more interesting to him was the watchmaker profession, which he mastered while working as an apprentice with his uncle. Perhaps Adriano would have managed to repair hundreds of Milanese alarms in his entire life, if not for the music store opposite the workshop. A photo of Elvis Presley flaunted in his window, and a young man indifferent to music every day lingered around him longer and longer. Now, in the evenings after work, Adriano began to leave the guitar for the outskirts, where he was quietly strumming, singing songs from the repertoire of Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis under his breath.
Adriano Celentano – a man on springs
A little later, he successfully spoiled the young singer Louis Prima, whom he looked like, in an amateur vaudeville performance. Some impresario suggested that he try his hand at the professional stage, and Adriano began to be invited to amateur competitions … After four years, bosom friend Michele del Prete began to write the words of songs to him. And three years later, the watchmaker Celentano won the European rock-and-roll competition in the Milan sports palace “Ciaccio” and decided to submit to the jury and the audience a song of his own composition “I will tell you“ chao ”, supplemented by an original“ purely Celentan ”plastic. singer Adriano CelentanoFor her, a guy got his first “title” in life – “a man on springs”.
Celentano became a celebrity on his street Gluck! As soon as he got out of the taxi, he was surrounded by a huge crowd of onlookers, half of whom immediately strove to enroll in relatives with him. This continued until Adriano was admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of “nervous exhaustion.” And again, crowds of fans gathered under the windows of his chamber. The days dragged on, Adriano was not prescribed, the doctors did not spread his health, and the number of fans began to decrease gradually. Finally, the day came when no one came to know about the health of the idol … Only after some time on the day of discharge, Celentano heard from the head physician: “If you knew what was going on! There has never been such a rush! ”“ What happened? ”Adriano asked. “Some journalist wrote that you died in our hospital. And the whole city came to say goodbye to you! ”
The beauty and the Beast
At the famous Cancississimo competition of 1962, Celentano presented his song “You Are Far From Me” (“Stai lontana da me”) and won, after which he went on tour with Adriano Celentano on a tour of France and Spain, where he first got the opportunity to speak on television with a series of own shows. And in 1963, Adriano was invited to appear in the film “Strange Type”. The beautiful Roman Claudia Moroni, known in the movie as Claudia Mori, became famous early on: she was very young in films that became classics. However, Claudia got into the Strange Type tape with great difficulty: petty blackmail, bribery, communications, and personal charm that nature generously rewarded the 18-year-old beauty came into play. Claudia auditioned for all the female roles of the film, followed the director Fulchi on the heels and almost became the reason for his break with his wife.
At the first meeting with Fulci, Adriano came in a dirty shirt, vulgarly wide open on his chest, a small black cap pulled over his eyes, in flip flops on his bare foot and with a guitar under his arm. To the director’s request to tell about himself, he did not immediately answer and was somehow strange: “I am a fan of God and have come to Earth to observe his interests.” But it was precisely this “strange type” that Fulchi had been looking for for several months!
They married on July 14, 1964. The wedding itself could be a comedy script. To get rid of the annoying paparazzi, lovers got married at 3 in the morning. Witnesses fell asleep on the go. The groom had a headache. Before entering the church, the couple quarreled – the bride did not like the tie of her future husband! By the way, it was Claudia after the wedding that took up the “image” of Celentano.