Nicola di Bari is an Italian singer-songwriter and actor. He is considered one of the “sacred monsters” of Italian pop music. In 1962, in Cologno Monzese, he won a song contest with a song of which he was also the author. In 1964 he achieved his first commercial success with the song “Amore ritorna a casa”. Between 1965 and 1967 he entered the competition at three editions of the Sanremo Music Festival. In 1970 Di Bari obtained even greater commercial and critical success with the song “La prima cosa bella”, which ranked second at the Sanremo Music Festival and first on the Italian hit charts. In 1971 he won the Sanremo Music Festival and Canzonissima, with the songs “Il cuore è uno zingaro” and “Chitarra suona più piano”. In 1972, he again won the Sanremo Festival and represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest.In the following years Di Bari grew his international popularity, especially in Latin America, where he recorded several albums in Spanish and where he gradually focused his career. His first album “Nicola Di Bari” was released in 1965.