Find Out How Many Italic Singers Do You Know? Find Out Now!
No matter how old you are, these italic singers represent the very best in music and song. To shake up your memory cells, I suggest typing in some of their names into YOUTUBE SEARCH where you can see and listen to these phenomenal singers. I guarantee that you will love traveling back in time for a little listen.
As a bonus, I have included five additional italic singers to represent the present.
1] A trumpet prodigy at the age of nine, at seventeen his hit Venus sold over two million copies.
2] Born Genaro Louis Vitaliano was in the Bronx in 1932.
3] Leading recording artist, he starred in over 50 motion pictures and hosted a hit TV variety show from 1965 to 1974.
4] In 1949 Arturo Toscanini and Time magazine declared this tenor, "The voice of the century."
5] Undoubtedly one of the best known Italian-Americans in the world. An American pop-culture icon, he was the ultimate definition and epitome of style and technique.
6] Musical experts and opera fans from around the world considered this tenor equal to the great Enrico Caruso.
7] One of the greatest romantic popular tenors of the 20th century. Lost a battle with cancer in May of 1990.
8] Born Vito Rocco Farinola in Brooklyn, New York in 1928.
9] In 1993, this young tenor from rural Tuscany embarked on a career that has led him to international stardom. His range enables him to sing great operatic arias and classical popular love songs.
10] He and his wife had a top singing and comedy team during the 60s and 70s. He later became a congressman from California until his death in a skiing accident in 1998.
11] Her hit record, Who's Sorry Now sold over a million copies.
12] Considered the finest heroic tenor Italy has produced in the twentieth century.
13] Founder of the innovative rock group The Mothers of Invention.
14] A regular on the Arthur Godfrey television variety show of the 1950's.
15] Considered one of the greatest sopranos of her time. She debuted at the Met as Desdemona in 1955.
16] His first #1 with the Four Seasons was Sherry in 1961.
17] Pop singer who gave Andrea Bocelli his first major break in show business.
18] Known by his first name, this teen idol went from singing to acting and starred with such actors as John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart.
19] With his wife Keely Smith, he and his band set nightclub records across the U.S. throughout the 1950's.
20] Began his singing career in a local South Philadelphia group called Rocco and the Saints.
21] What opera tenor was the first singer ever to sell a million records?
22] Singer, actor, songwriter, television and night club entertainer, once called "the angry young man of show business."
23] Discovered by Bob Hope in 1949, he is considered one of the top nightclub performers in the country.
24] Among his hits were Mule Train, Jezebel, I Believe and That's My Desire.
25] By the age of fourteen he owned his own three-chair barber shop. He later went on to sign a $25 million contract with NBC-TV.
Bonus questions for the new generation
26] American singer and songwriter, she is a co-founder, lead vocalist, and the primary songwriter of the band No Doubt, whose singles include Just a Girl, Spiderwebs, and Don't Speak, from their 1995 breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom.
27] Of Italian descent, she has described herself as being an Italian American with Sicilian and Abruzzese roots. She rose to fame for her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–2013) and Sam & Cat (2013–2014). Critics compared her to Mariah Carey for her wide vocal range and whistle register.
28] A bold and controversial superstar, this singer and actress was born in Bay City Michigan in 1958. Immediately recognized by her single first name, the rest of her name is Louise Veronica Ciccone. (Hint: Movie roles include Dick Tracy, A League of Their Own, and Evita. Her hit albums include, Like A Virgin, Vogue, and Truth or Dare.)
29] Having sold 124 million records as of 2014, she is one of the world's best-selling music artists and the fourth highest-earning female musician of the 2010s.
Received an Academy Award Nomination for A Star is Born.
30] Identify the Italian operatic pop trio, consisting of baritone Gianluca Ginoble, and tenors, Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto. They describe their music as Popera.
1] Frankie Avalon 2] Jerry Vale 3] Dean Martin 4] Mario Lanza 5] Frank Sinatra
6] Beniamino Gigli 7] Sergio Franchi 8] Vic Damone 9] Andrea Bocelli 10] Sony Bono
11] Connie Francis 12] Mario Del Monaco 13] Frank Zappa 14] Julius La Rosa
15] Renata Tebaldi 16] Frankie Valli 17] Zucchero (Fornaciari) 18] Fabian Forte
19] Louis Prima 20] Bobby Rydell 21] Enrico Caruso 22] Bobby Darin 23] Tony Bennett
24] Frankie Laine 25] Perry Como, Bonus Questions: 26] Gwen Stefani 27] Ariana Grande
28] Madonna / Louise Ciccone 29] Lady Gaga / Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta 30] Il Volo