Himself the charming Italian Adriano 80 years
"It was enough that he did not slobs, that he was a good profession, a good wife and children, and that he lived a quiet life. But see now how my son turned out! King. Everyone cheers him on his street boys stopped and called by name, "Adriano, Adriano," when he opens his mouth, everyone starts to laugh, and when he sings, it begins around the madness. And I thought he was out of all of my children was the only one who could not sing, who had not the slightest idea how to sing, he, Adriano! "- from an interview with his mother Adriano Giuditta, 1968.
Adriano Celentano was born in Milan, January 6, 1938 on the day of Befana, on the feast of the jokes and pranks. And a large family was poor. Adriano was the 5th child under the account. He spent his childhood in his hometown on the street Gluck, which then mention in the famous song.
His family was musically gifted and music seriously no one considered as a way of earning a living. Adriano planned to make crafts watchmaker, as his uncle. Perhaps it would not be the legendary Italian artist, if not destiny. Adriano noted in amateur theatricals, where he parodied popular singer Louis Prima. Then he took part in singing competitions, since 1954 Celentano himself wrote the lyrics and music compositions.
from an interview with his mother Adriano: "I'll tell you so, Adriano was a good guy, a very simple, always happy and contented, cheerful, he liked to pretend to be a clown, talking nonsense, have fun with friends. We lived on the street Gluck, a street on the outskirts of the city, and we were very poor. My husband worked as a salesman Mellin products, you know, these biscuits for the children, and I was a seamstress. When my husband died, in 1951, I had to support their families with their work and working all day, I had very little time to deal with my children. Adriano went to school in the morning and in the afternoon I sent him to the chapel for the monks, there was a parish youth club, where he played the ball from the other guys did what he wanted, while being safe. At least, I was sure that there he is in good hands. When I had to work a lot, I asked the priests, so that they left at Adriano after dinner, until 10 or 11 pm, and then I was going to take him home. I knew that there he was safe, but at the same time, I was worried for him. "What will he do in life?" - I asked myself.
He did not like to study. It seemed that he went to school just to meet with friends and once again build from itself clown. When the teacher asked him, he always answered in the manner of those bizarre monologues, who now speaks on TV, saying the same nonsensical things says now. "Celentano, go to the board!" - said to him. "Who am I?" - he answered. "I'm what?" And then he looked around as if looking for someone near and all around laughed. In general, I arranged performances.
In the parish was the same. The priest said, Adriano and his mimicked, preached the boys of his age, as if he was a priest - and the play again and laugh again. But he can not go on like this for life, pretending to be a clown, I told myself, have to find him something to do. When he left school, I sent him to work.
But he hung from one profession to another, as if nothing had happened, and wherever he went, he always did the same thing, he always showed her these as they are called ... Sketches? I am talking all the time some nonsense. When he then began to sing and play, lead to a friends house to sing and play, and go out in the evenings with friends to go to sing and play, I began to seriously worry. It looks like I thought he wanted to become an artist Variety. He would kill himself, he would become slobs and a scoundrel.
I was frightened by the idea that Adriano could be the same as these people. So when I saw that he stood on the path, I began to weigh out his cuffs. I Tapping it when he went out at night with friends to go to sing and play in the next club, Tapping and when he came back from there. In those days, was a well-known dancer, Dossena, he was already dead. In general, it is sometimes necessary for Adriano. I just was not slapped him a couple of blows, the Dossena. Because it was he who led Adriano Taverna Messicana, there to earn some money. When Adriano brought home the papers of 1000 lire, just a couple as far as I can remember, I threw it to him in person. I told him that he was taking them back. I did not want the money. It was dirty, lecherous money. Adriano, poor thing, was very offended then.
But I was really scared that he will destroy himself, and it seemed to me that there was no other way to save him, but to weigh him slaps. I stopped to do it only after the rock 'n' roll festival at Palazzo del ghiaccio, in the day of the first great success of my son. Adriano went there with the temperature below 39. I accompanied him with a thermometer, tablets and pills in her purse. I do not know to see him perform on stage with this heat I touched. I nagged him no more. Maybe I took it that he went on his way, even if it has not brought him great success. "
Fortune favors Celentano. December 19, 1961 after great success at the festival in San Remo (second prize for the song 'Twenty-four thousand kisses'), he established the firm of record.
Singer acting career begins at the same time. Celentano will debut in the film of Fellini (cameo in the "Dolce vita"). In 1963 Celentano acted in the movie "A strange type" ( 'Uno strano tipo'), together with his future wife, a famous actress Claudia (Claudia Mori). In 1964, Adriano Celentano and Claudia Mori becomes a married couple. In a happy marriage were born Rosita daughter, Rosalind and son Giacomo.
In 1966, many critics consider the turning point in the work of Adriano. This year, he arrived in San Remo with a song about the fate of simple Milan guy - "The guy on the street Gluck" ( 'Il ragazzo della via Gluck'). Great sincerity of the song. Critics and audiences were enthusiastic. This song has been translated into twenty-two languages, more than four months, led by the Italian charts - the first sharp socio-political song and first song of Celentano, who went around the world.
Over the years, his songs have become more serious. "The supreme duty of an artist - to protest against injustice", - says Celentano.
In addition to musical activities, and Celentano engaged in cinema. In the 70s, he often appeared in films and made his own films.
From the interview Giuditta: "Our life has changed, and we have to thank for that Adriano. I change the look, I wanted to say. I used to absolutely nowhere to leave, and now I can afford to travel. In the car, on the plane. I go there, here. I'm going to where my son goes. It's me he carries everywhere. I do not ask him anything, never tell him, "Adriano, I too will go with you." This is it me all the time it is requested. Some time ago I traveled with him to Germany, in Monaco di Baviera, where he had a concert. I flew back on the plane.
"Are not you scared to fly?" - asked me Adriano. No, what's the fear! I'm not afraid. Here it is, yes, he is afraid of airplanes. And the ship is afraid too. Adriano reluctantly goes to such transport. A few months later he was due to fly to America, as it has invited the American singer, what was his name ... Frank Sinatra. But he does not like the idea that he has to cross the ocean. But I think, in the end, he did go there. At least, I hope so. And I hope that he will take me with you.
No, no, in the end, it's just as well that he did not become a watchmaker. If he had continued to work with the clock, would not have happened a lot of things of beauty.
My son has always had many friends, and he has always been loyal to them. When he became famous, he did not leave. And so was born Clan Celentano. It was created because Adriano wanted to continue to live together with old friends, to see them in the evenings, to laugh with them and have fun. But how could he do this, if he was a singer, and they worked as a mechanic in the garage? Then he created a clan and gave all the work. When he was betrayed, he suffered a great deal because of this. But real friends that he truly loved, stayed with him. You know, because Adriano is very generous, it has always been so.
He had never been particularly attached to the money. If someone stops him on the street and asks a little money, he did not hesitate to pull his hand into his pocket and pulls out a wallet. There was a time when near his home was a whole queue of people who asked him for money. Especially I remember one young man who came to the end of each month, as if for a salary. In one month, he said that he was ill mother, the next month he had bad eyesight, and he was afraid of losing it completely, then there was an earthquake in Sicily, and there he supposedly had relatives who needed help.
All this was untrue, of course. But Adriano was always ready - with a purse in his hand. It took a lot of time, so he realized that the young man simply used. But when he finally realized this, they threw him out of the house.
Adriano, of course, not chasing every skirt, but I can not imagine without a woman. Without a wife. And no children. Without it he can not. He loves children and children love it. Maybe that's why he himself was a child. His children call it Celentano. Celentano is Celentano it. They hear that others call it Celentano, and also called him so. I think that they have only recently noticed that we are talking about the same Celentano, whom they see on television and whose they are listening to CDs.
I, for example, never liked his style of dress. I am a dressmaker and clothing understand. He dresses in a very extravagant manner: white and brown boots, bi-colored pants, orange shirt, jackets, the mere sight of which run crawl.
I understand that he is an artist, and the artist has to organize the show. But it's the taste, and not just the clothes that he wears on display. Now a lot of talk about American movies, with all the gangsters, what are their names? Bonnie and Clyde, yes. So, Adriano dressed for this fashion 5-6 years ago.
Now, he himself draws the clothes, and woe to the tailor, who do not sew it exactly as invented Adriano. No, we have never had a unanimous opinion about the clothes. You do not think. I would not want to see him pacing around only in a tuxedo. It would be just nice if he dressed like all: a shirt, a tie, a normal classic jacket. But he is not! He likes to dress like gangsters in the movies.
Now he is what it is. Simple living and a guy who is very lucky. He's a good fellow. Now he can safely go on his way. On his way will be no more of such risks. Sure, it may squander everything earned if enmeshed in some strange business. But I do not know, to this day it all went well.
He has always been judicious in such matters. When he wanted to create their own record company, I was against it. I told him: "Look, you even put on shoes will have nothing!" But he stood his ground. He wanted to have his record company, and he got it. All it went well. So he knows when to take risks and when not to. "
The success was the constant companion of Celentano. All that he began to do, turned out successfully and fruitfully.
In many ways, Celentano provided first:
One of the first in the world began to write and perform rock 'n' roll in the Italian language.
The world's first began to write songs in the style of "Rap".
The world's first set up his own independent recording studio.
The world's first began to sing songs about politics and acute social problems.
The first in Italy has removed the video.
The first singer, who broke government elections ... 2 times.
First showman, came out openly against the current Prime Minister of the country on its own the same TV channel ...
One of the few artists who has lived with his wife in a marriage of more than 50 years.
Starting from the 90s Celentano engaged only in music, he refused to shoot films. He continues to experiment, attracted to the work of talented writers. Disc "Esco di rado e parlo ancora meno" in 2001 goes platinum. Soulful "Confessa" has become one of the most recognizable songs in the 2000s, and its popularity was a bombshell. The share of the glory belongs to the composer Gianni Bella.
In 2012, he released an album called "Facciamo Finta Che Sia Vero" after a long time (let's pretend that it is true "). That year Italy was plunged into a crisis, and Celentano for the first time in a long time decided to give a concert. It can be put up as an example to many. He spoke at the amphitheater for 6,000 people. Tickets sold for 1 euro. This is unheard of price. Since actor has supported the Italians in difficult times, taking care not about profit, but about lifting the national spirit. Celentano wanted to come to his concert with their entire families.
Adriano Celentano released over 30 albums total circulation of 70 million, and has starred in 40 films. In the first place remains a family for him. He lives in his villa in Brianza, which is 100 kilometers from Milan, and in his spare time involved in repairing watches. His house has a swimming pool, lawn, tennis court, soccer field, a stable, a recording studio and ... a fountain with concrete sculpture that portrays Claudia. Claudia is now performs a single role - a housewife and her husband's muse. Adriano even dedicated her song "The most beautiful couple on earth." After all, among other things, only Claudia knows how to cook your favorite dishes Celentano - turtle soup with saffron, scrambled eggs with truffles and delicious blackberry cream!