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Domenico Modugno

Domenico Modugno (January 9, 1928 - August 6, 1994) is a singer born in Polignano a Mare, Italy.

From a young age Domenico wanted to become an actor. After his military service he enrolled in an acting school, later appearing in a few films. After staring in Il Mantello Rosso he became a singer.

He became very popular in the United States in the 1950s. His 1958 Eurovision Song Contest entry, "Nel blu Dipinto di blu" became a success in the United States. In 1960 he was accused of plagiarising an opera composer's song, but was found not guilty.

He won the San Remo Music Festival twice in a row and represented Italy again in the 1959 Eurovision Song Contest.