Mourning in the world of music: Fred Bongusto died last night around 3.30. This singer, recorded as an Alfredo Antonio Carlo Buongusto, was 84 years old and had had health problems for some time. The funeral will be held on November 11 at 3 pm, in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Montesanto in Rome. His success is linked to the 60s and 70s, and he has signed songs such as “Una rotonda sul mare”. He had participated in the Sanremo Festival four times, from 1965 with “Abbracciami forte” in 1989 with “Scusa”.
His style was openly inspired by Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole, whose influences made him a singer with the stylistic signature of delicacy. The career of the Campobasso singer is also linked to songs that have become classics, such as “Frida” or “Accarezzami ancora”. But he also boasts collaborations like the one with the great Brazilian singer Joao Gilberto, who recorded his “Malaga”, or those with the cinema for which he composed the soundtracks of “Matrimonio all’italiana” or “Un dollarto bucato”.