Umberto Bindi

Italian singer-songwriter (Bogliasco, Genova, May 12, 1932 - † Rome, May 24, 2002), composed his first song "T’ho Perduto" (I’ve Lost You) in 1950 and made his debut in the world of Italian professional music with "Arrivederci" (Ricordi) in 1959. His first LP "Umberto Bindi E Le Sue Canzoni" was released in 1960. Bindi wrote a number of songs which made him known by a larger public and few of them became classic hits: "Il Nostro Concerto" (Our Concert, 1960), "Riviera" (1961) and especially "Il Mio Mondo" (You're My World, 1963) which was recorded in 1964 by the British pop singer Cilla Black. The song reached number 1 in Britain and remains one of her biggest-selling recordings, remaining at the top spot for five weeks. Then he was ignored because of his declared homosexuality. Died at Rome hospital from heart disease, aged 70.

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