Mino Reitano (December 7, 1944 – January 27, 2009) was a noted Italian singer and actor.Reitano was born to a poor family in Fiumara, a small village near Reggio di Calabria. he studied at the conservatory at Reggio for eight years, learning piano, trumpet, and violin. At a young age he moved with his brothers to Germany, where he played with his brothers in a band. After performing at the Festival at Castrocaro, he was offered a contract with Italian label Dischi Ricordi, and in 1967 he participated for the first time at the San Remo Festival. His first big hit was 1968's "Avevo un cuore (che ti amava tanto)".Reitano died in Monza aged 64 of intestinal cancer, after a long period of illness. Death Notice, Yahoo! (Italian).
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