Legendary Nilla Pizzi, Queen of Italian music died
The legendary Italian singer, winner of the first and second festival in San Remo, one of the most popular performers in Italy, Nilla Pizzi , has died at the age of 91 on March 12 in Milan.N. Pizzi three weeks ago had surgery and was on the rehabilitation clinic.
She was called the “Queen of Italian music.N. Pizzi become famous in 1951., when she won the San Remo contest with the song “Thanks for the flowers» (Grazie dei fior). At that time the festival participants were allowed to perform several songs,so she took the second place, singing a duet with Akkille Tolyani. At the second festival in 1952. all three awards went to her. She sang such hits as “Fly, dove» (Vola colomba), «The culprit» (Colpevole), «Midnight» (E Mezzanotte) and many others.
During fascist rule in the years before World War II, Pizzi was kept away from radio work because her voice was deemed too “modern, exotic and sensual,”
In 2002. Singer was awarded the highest award in Ital yand in 2010 she was 90, she sang at San Remo to mark 60 years of the festival and delighted the audience with a still strong and lovely voice also was awarded for her contribution to Italian music.
Real name Nilla Pizzi – Adionilla. She was born April 16, 1921. in the town of Sant ‘Agata Bolognese, in the Emilia Romagna region of north central Italy. First, she worked at the Ducati factory in Bologna, which at that time was producing capacitors for electronics. However, a great voice, good looks and ambition brought her to Fame.
She once described the secret of her success as singing those songs which “bring on a good mood, happiness, and maybe even some beautiful memories.”
Pizzi Nilla – Grazie dei fiori