Alfredo Bongusto (Campobasso, April 6, 1935), known by his stage name Fred Bongusto, is an Italian light music singer and songwriter who was very popular in the 1960s and 1970s.
He debuted with the song "Bella Bellissima", which was written by his friend Ghigo Agosti and produced by the Milan-based label Primary. It was released on 45 rpm record in 1960, with "Doce Doce" as B-side. Some of his most successful songs include "Malaga", "Una rotonda sul mare", "Spaghetti a Detroit" and "Prima c'eri tu", which won the 1966-edition of Un Disco per l'Estate. Bongusto was also successful in South America, especially Brazil, and has collaborated with Toquinho and Vinicius de Moraes.He composed the soundtracks of 24 movies, such as Malizia, Superfantozzi and Fantozzi contro tutti, and starred in Obiettivo Ragazze (1961) and Peccato Veniale (1974).In the 1990s he was elected as a PSI town councillor in Bari. On March 18, 2005, the President of the Council, Silvio Berlusconi, gave