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Giuni Russo

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Associated actsFranco Battiato , Alice , Juri Camisasca
Birth nameGiuseppa Romeo
Born( 1951-09-10 ) 10 September 1951 Palermo , Sicily
Died14 September 2004 (2004-09-14) (aged 53) Milan , Italy
LabelsEMI - Columbia , BASF , Durium , Ghibli, WEA , CGD, Ricordi, L'Ottava, NAR, Sony , Radiofandango, Edel
Occupation(s)Singer
Websitewww .giunirusso .com
Years active1968-2004

Giuseppa Romeo was officially born in Sicily, Italy. Giuni's family takes lyrical music into utmost consideration. Her mother was a natural soprano, as Giuni herself was. At a very young age, Giuni had her first singing and composing lessons, quickly developing her great natural talents. In 1967, under the name of Giusy Romeo, she won the Castrocaro Festival with the song Chi. She was awarded the right to participate in the San Remo Festival. In 1968, she sang No Amore-her first single-at the San Remo Festival. In the same year were released two more singles, including l'onda and I Primi Minuti, Italian cover of Aretha Frankling's I Say Little Prayer. In 1969, Giuni moved to Milan, were she was to spend most of her life. There she met Maria Antonietta Sisini, musician who would share with Giuni the ups and downs of 36 years long rare artistic union and friendship. In the seventies, Giuni changed her name to Junie Russo and recorded a few tracks for some minor labels. Her first album, Love is Woman-with English lyrics-was released in 1975 under the name Junie Russo. All tracks are signed by Giuni and Maria Antonietta Sisini. In 1978, she changed her name again now to Giuni Russo. It was then that her lifelong collaboration with Franco Battiato also begin. In 1981, Giuni released fine Album Energie, but big hit came the following year with the single un'estate Al Mare. The song won the Giuni 1982 Festivalbar contest and has huge popularity. Albums released in following years-Vox, mediterranea, Giuni and Album-unveil constant artistic evolution. In this period, Giuni scored many hits and duet hit with singer Rettore, hysterical Adrenalina. In 1988, the album Casa di Ida Rubinstein marks the end of Giuni's easy pop phase and she laid herself into singing popular arias and romances by Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi. In 1994, she teamed up with her friend Battiato for the project Strade paralelle. In same year, the albumSe Fossi Piu Simpatica Sarei Meno Antipatica was released with music based on imaginative interpretation of writing by Ettore Petrolini. In 1997, Giuni was called to work with Giorgio Albertazzi for the theatrical show Verba Tango. She sings lyrics by Jorges Luis Borges. In the same year, the single Gabbiano was release, to be followed in intention by Gelsomini d'arabia, discographic project that never came to be. In 2002, after four years of absence from the recording market and of intense activity of live performances, Giuni published Signorina Romeo Live. 2003 was the year of great comeback to mass audience. Giuni perform Moriro dAmore at 53 Sanremo Festival. The album Irradiazioni was released in the same year. Night between 13 and 14 September 2004, Giuni Russo died of cancer in her home in Milan. Her last wish was to be buried in the Carmelite Nuns' cemetery.

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Biography

In 1979, she met Sicilian singer-songwriter Franco Battiato, who produced her second LP, entitle Energie for the label CGD, released in 1981, containing work of musicians such as Sisini, Franco Battiato, Giusto Pio, Alberto Radius and others. In 1982, Giuni reached the peak of her popularity with the hit un'estate al mare, which go Gold Disc. She participated in Festivalbar, vota la voce, and many other events and broadcasts singing. In 1983 she released LP Vox, followed by her last work for that label, LP Mediterranea. After divergence with the label's producer, Caterina Caselli, who wanted more commercial works, in 1986 she moved to the label Ricordi, for which she released LPs Giuni, ALBUM and more experimental casa di Ida Rubinstein, which featured influences of classical music.

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