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Peppino Di Capri

Name:Giuseppe Faiella
National Finals:Canzonissima 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, Festival di Sanremo 1967, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993
ESC Entries:Comme e’ ddoce ‘o mare (1991)


Peppino di Capri  is an Italian singer, songwriter and pianist. His international hits include “St. Tropez Twist”; “Daniela”; “Torna piccina”; “Roberta”; “Melancolie”; “Freva”; “L’ultimo romantico”; “Un grande amore e niente piú”; “Non lo faccio più”; “Nun è peccato”; and “Champagne”. After 6 years of classical studies and playing at nightclubs around Capri, Peppino and his group The Rockers released their first single, with the songs “Malattia” and “Nun è Peccato”, in 1958. The single was an instant hit, and Peppino spent most of the following year touring. A string of hit singles soon followed, in Italian and Napoletano, and di Capri became one of the top acts in the country. After performing as the opening act for The Beatles in their 1965 tour of Italy, Peppino and his group attempted, with moderate success, to break out of the European market. Their work was well received, particularly in Brazil, thanks to the large Italian immigrant community in the country. The 1970s saw Peppino with a new band, the New Rockers. He won the Festival di Sanremo in 1973, with the song “Un grande amore e niente più”. The same year, he released the song “Champagne” that was a big hit in Italy, Germany, Spain and Brazil. He won San Remo again in 1976, with the song “Non lo faccio più”. In 1991, he represented Italy at the Eurovision song contest, coming in 7th place with the song “Comme è ddoce ‘o mare”. He took part in the Festival di San Remo no less than 15 times, making him a record holder.



Artist:Peppino Di Capri
Song:Comme e’ ddoce ‘o mare
Lyrics:Giampiero Artegiani
Composer(s):Marcello Marocchi
Conductor:Bruno Canfora
Running order:22