passion for music and an emotion-tinged vocal quality has made Salvatore Adamo
one of the most commercially successful singers-composer in Europe,
Canada, Latin America, Russian and Japan, and one of the most famous Italian
immigrants living in Belgium. Since his debut album: ADAMO
la neige "
Permettez, Monsieur? " transformed him into an internationally-known
celebrity. Adamo has sold over 100 million copies of recordings worldwide.
From 1964 to early '70
it was one of the few
musician who competed handspan to handspan with the Beatles,
becomes the number
one singer in the sale of discs. On January 12th
'65, he triumphed
at Olympia as top of the bill artist, before returning in September for a one
month stay at the famous Parisian music hall.
emigrated to Belgium with his parents at the age of three,
was raised in Jemappes and later moved to Brussels. A bright student Adamo was
able to avoid the coal mining industry that lured many Italian immigrants to
Belgium and concentrate on his academic and musical studies. Adamo's early
influences were the poetry of Victor Hugo and Jacques Prévert,
Georges Brassens and Charles Aznavour, by Neapolitan songs and Everly
Brothers, Sam Cooke, Adam Faith ...
Adamo  had heart problems which necessitated a heart bypass operation and a
temporary though total withdrawal from work.
Since 1993, he is a honorary
ambassador from Belgium and, in this
capacity, has visited countries such as Afghanistan, Bosnia, Vietnam and others.
ADAMO and state decorate with: "Cross of l'Order of the Crown of
Belgium" and named
by Albert II, King of the Belgians ... - In France decorate as:
"Officer of the Légion d'honneur", he was also awarded with the
"Grand Prix International de Poésie Francophone"... -
dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia".
In Japan it
Order of the Rising Sun".
songwriter, musician, writer,
and equipped of a detail magic, than it renders craftsman of songs that space
the most various musical kinds, these thanks to its ductility and talent.
material was not exclusively romantic. When the Six Day War between Israel and
Egypt broke out in 1967, he wrote a song about it "Inch'Allah". Often during his career, he
wrote on sometimes controversial subjects [the Soviet Union, Spain under Franco,
Lebanon, Bosnia, etc.]. He has even had the privilege of singing several times
at Carnegie Hall in New York. Adamo
has performed in more than fifty countries around the world.
is one of the greater stars in the musical world in French language. Adamo
reached his commercial peak, placing a numbre of songs at the top of the music
"Sans Toi, Ma Mie",
"Tombe la neige", "Vous permetter Monsieur?", "Viens
ma brune", "En
blue jeans et blouson d’cuir", "Quand
les roses", "Car je veux", "Dolce Paola", "Les filles du bord de mer",
"Elle etait belle pourtant", "Le barbu sans barbe", "La
nuit", "En bandoulière", "Ton nom", "Comme
mains sur tes hanches", "Elle", "J'aime", "Une meche
"Notre roman", "Accroche une larme aux nuages", "Pauvre
Verlaine", "L'amour te ressemble", "F comme femme", "A
demain sur la lune", "Le ruisseau de mon enfance",
"Petit bonheur", "Et Après",
Mon Bateau", "J'avais oublié que
les roses sont roses", "C'est ma vie", "Manuel",
"Si tu etais",
"Tout le long du mekong - À des enfants soldats",
(dedicated to Vladimir Vysotsky),
la liberté s'envole", "Je te dois",
"Ma liberté, mon
infidèle", "Plus tard", "Collines de
Rabiah", "Plus fort que le temps", "Mourir dans tes bras", "Maintenant
lautre cote du pont
"Ceux qui s'aiment",
rèver les enfants", "La vie comme elle passe" (with Toots
Thielemans), "Jours de lumière",
"Sortir de l'ordinaire", "Le monde a mal", "J'te lâche
"Ce George", "Au Cafè Du Temps Perdu",
"T'aimer quelque part",
vous parle d'un ami", "Alan et la pomme" (dedicated to Alan Turing), "Golden Years",
"Lola & Bruno",
"Chantez", "Juste un Je t'aime",
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