|Birth name||Mina Anna Mazzini|
|Born||March 25, 1940 |
Busto Arsizio, Lombardy, Italy
|Origin||Cremona, Lombardy, Italy|
|Genre(s)||Pop, white soul, r&b, blues, jazz, rock and roll, bossa nova, nuevo tango|
|Label(s)||Italdisc, Ri-Fi, EMI, PDU|
Mina Anna Mazzini (born in Busto Arsizio on 25 March 1940), professionally known as Mina, is an Italian pop singer. Events 1199 - Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6. Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Busto Arsizio is a City in the region of Lombardy, in northern Italy, 25 km north of Milan in the Province of Varese. Lombardy (Lombardia Latin: Langobardia, Western Lombard: Lumbardìa, Eastern Lombard: Lombardia) is one of the Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Cremonese redirects here For the football team see US Cremonese Cremona is a City in northern Italy, situated Lombardy (Lombardia Latin: Langobardia, Western Lombard: Lumbardìa, Eastern Lombard: Lombardia) is one of the Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) is a term used to describe R&B or Soul music performed by white artists The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Bossa nova ( is a style of Brazilian music popularized by Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and João Gilberto. Astor Piazzolla 1975png|thumb|left|the musical father of "nuevo tango" Bandoneón virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla. A voice type is a particular kind of human Singing voice perceived as having certain identifying qualities or characteristics This article is related to a series of articles under the main article Voice type. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music The EMI Group is a British music company comprising the major record company EMI Music – which operates several labels and is based in Kensington in Busto Arsizio is a City in the region of Lombardy, in northern Italy, 25 km north of Milan in the Province of Varese. Events 1199 - Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6. Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Popular music is Music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more Admired for her voice and performing talent, she was a star attraction of Italian television variety shows from early 60s to mid 70s. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970.  During the years, Mina was a dominant figure of Italian charts and reached an unsurpassed level of popularity in Italy.  She has recorded over 1000 songs, 110 albums, sold 76 million records, and scored 70 singles in Italian charts.  Mina is the only artist to land an album at the 1st place of the Italian chart in each of the five decades starting from the 1960s. She gave up public appearances in 1978, but has continued to release albums on a yearly basis to date. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar)
Mina's first TV appearances in 1959 presented the first Italian female rocker.  Her way of singing and visualizing the beat with her body earned her the nicknames "Tiger of Cremona" and "Queen of Screamers". Cremonese redirects here For the football team see US Cremonese Cremona is a City in northern Italy, situated  Mina introduced her new sensual maner with the song "Il cielo in una stanza", the biggest seller of the year 1960 in Italy and a Billboard Hot 100 hit.  Her voice had a distinctive timbre and great power. In Music, timbre (ˈtæm-bər' like timber, or, from Fr timbre tɛ̃bʁ is the quality of a Musical note or sound that distinguishes different The main theme of Mina's songs was dramatic interpretation of distressing love stories.  The singer combined the classic Italian melody with soul music, particularly with the songs "Un bacio è troppo poco" (1965), "Se stasera sono qui"(1968) and her cooperation with Lucio Battisti in 1969 and 1970. Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. Lucio Battisti ( 5 March 1943 - 9 September 1998) was an Italian singer-songwriter  She blended modern styles with Italian music, particularly bossa nova with "Sacumdì sacumdà" (1968), and nuevo tango in her cooperation with Ástor Piazzolla in 1972. Bossa nova ( is a style of Brazilian music popularized by Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and João Gilberto. Astor Piazzolla 1975png|thumb|left|the musical father of "nuevo tango" Bandoneón virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla. Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla ( March 11, 1921 &ndash July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tango Composer and Composers working for Radiotelevisione Italiana wrote songs with large vocal range and transitions of tonality to demonstrate her singing skills, particularly Bruno Canfora's "Brava" (1965) and Ennio Morricone's pseudo-serial "Se telefonando" (1966). Ennio Morricone OMRI (born November 10, 1928) is an acclaimed Italian Academy Award -winning composer In Music, serialism is a technique for composition that uses sets to describe musical elements, and allows the manipulation of those  Pieces of music were exclusively composed and re-scored for Mina accompanied by all-star orchestras of the TV variety series Studio Uno, Canzonissima, Teatro 10 and concerts at the Auditorio A of Naples and La Bussola nightclub of Marina di Pietrasanta. Naples ( Napoli, Neapolitan: Nàpule) is a historic City in southern Italy, the Capital of the Pietrasanta is a town and Comune on the coast of northern Tuscany in Italy, in the Province of Lucca. The performances gathered unprecedented audiences in Italy.  Mina alla Bussola dal vivo was the first live album in the history of Italian music, being the 3rd biggest selling album that year in Italy. Mina alla Bussola dal vivo is Italian singer Mina 's first live album See also Music history of Italy The music of Italy ranges across a broad spectrum of Opera and instrumental Classical music, the traditional Her albums Studio Uno (1965), Bugiardo più che mai...più incosciente che mai... (1969), and Mina Celentano (1998) were the biggest sellers of their respective year in Italy. Studio Uno is an album by Italian singer Mina. Reissued on CD by BMG in 1997 Bugiardo più che maipiù incosciente che mai is an album by Italian singer Mina. Mina Celentano is an album by Italian singers Mina and Adriano Celentano, issued in 1998  Mina was the original female performer of Dalida's and Alain Delon's duet "Paroles... paroles..." and Shirley Bassey's "Never Never Never", covered by Celine Dion and Luciano Pavarotti as "I Hate You Then I Love You. Dalida ( January 17, 1933 &ndash May 3, 1987) was an Egyptian born singer of Italian origin who lived most of her Alain Delon (born 8 November 1935) is a César Award -winning French Actor. "Parole parole" is a Duet song by Gianni Ferrio, Leo Chiosso and Giancarlo Del Re. Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey DBE (born 8 January 1937 Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh Singer. " Grande grande grande " is a popular 1972 song by Mina from the album Mina. Céline Marie Claudette Dion ( OC OQ (born March 30 1968 in Charlemagne Quebec) is a Canadian pop Singer WikipediaWikiProject Opera#Infoboxes. Thank you--> Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI ( October 12, " I Hate You Then I Love You " is a duet between Céline Dion and Luciano Pavarotti from Dion's Let's Talk About Love 
In 1963, Mina was banned from performing on all public Italian television and radio channels. The reason was her refusal to hide her pregnancy and relationship with a married actor. Mina's love affair represented the evolution of women's social status in Italy, which did not accord with the dominant catholic and bourgeois morals. Catholic is an Adjective derived from the Greek adjective '' / 'katholikos' meaning "whole" or "complete". Morality (from the Latin la moralitas "manner character proper behavior" has three principal meanings  Her record sales remained unaffected and the audience forced Radiotelevisione Italiana to lift the ban.  The Italian broadcasting service continued to prohibit some of her songs which were forthright in dealing with subjects such as religion ("Sacumdì Sacumdà"), smoking ("Ta-ra-ta-ta") or sex ("La canzone di Marinella" and "L'importante è finire"). A religion is a set of Tenets and practices often centered upon specific Supernatural and moral claims about Reality, the Cosmos  To the ’bad girl’ image, Mina added her sexy appeal and the cool act, including public smoking, dyed blond hair and shaved eyebrows. 
Mina Anna Mazzini was born on March 25, 1940 to a working class family in Busto Arsizio. Busto Arsizio is a City in the region of Lombardy, in northern Italy, 25 km north of Milan in the Province of Varese. She grew up in Cremona, as her family moved there to find a job. The young Mina Anna listened to a lot of American rock'n'roll and jazz records. Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States She was a frequent visitor at the Santa Tecla and the Taverna Messicana clubs of Milan, known for promoting rock'n'roll. Milan (Milano Milan (listen) is one of the largest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy.  After finishing high school in 1958, she intended to go to college to study book keeping. Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
While on summer holiday in Versilia, on 8 August 1958 she gave an improvised performance to amuse her family. Versilia is the name given to an area on the northern coast of Tuscany, in Italy, within the Province of Lucca. The occasion was after a concert by Marino Barreto Jr. at La Bussola, a night club in Marina di Pietrasanta. Pietrasanta is a town and Comune on the coast of northern Tuscany in Italy, in the Province of Lucca.  The song she performed was "Un'anima tra le mani". In September her book keeper studies were interrupted by dedicating herself to rock'n'roll and jazz. Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States She joined her brother Alfredo's band the Happy Boys. 
Her first concert in September 1958 - before an audience of 2,500 people at the Rivarolo del Re Theatre - gained enthusiastic approval by the local critics. Rivarolo del Re ed Uniti is a Comune (municipality in the Province of Cremona in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 110 km  Davide Matalon, the owner of the small record company Italdisc, was invited to listen to Mina at one of her regular performances at a club in the commune of Castel Didone.  The first single "Non partir"/"Malattia" was produced under the stage name Mina for Italian audience. Simultaneously "Be Bop A Lula"/"When" was issued under the name "Baby Gate" for international audience.  The name "Baby" was chosen as a contrast to her exceptionally great height for an Italian lady, and "Gate" as a tribute to the Golden Gate Quartet. The Golden Gate Quartet (aka The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet) is the most successful of all of the African-American Gospel music  In December, her performance at the Sei giorni della canzone festival of Milan was greeted by La Notte newspaper as "The birth of a star". 
In 1959, Mina recorded a rock'n'roll version of "Nessuno", a Betty Curtis's swing song. Betty Curtis (b as Roberta Corti Milan, March 21 1936 &ndash d Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of Jazz music that developed in the early 1930s and had solidified as a distinctive style by 1935 in the United She performed it at the first Festival rock in Milan Ice Palace, in February 1959. The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  On 1st March and 4th April respectively, she performed the song on Lascia o raddoppia? and Il musichiere TV pop quizzes. A quiz is a form of Game or mind sport in which the players (as individuals or in teams attempt to answer questions correctly The starlet signed with Elio Gigante, an experienced artist manager. In the following years he organized her performances in every ballroom in Italy.  Chart success followed with "Tintarella di luna", a rock'n'roll song peaking at #1 of Italian charts. She performed the song in her first movie Juke box - Urli d'amore. In 1960 Mina took part in the Italian Song Festival in Sanremo, turning to the ballad genre with two songs. The Festival della canzone italiana (in English Italian song festival) is a popular Italian song contest running since 1951 and held annually in the city of Sanremo In Jazz and Popular music, the term ballad denotes a short Song in a slow Tempo, usually with a romantic or sentimental text though the term The best of them, "È vero" was the first left outside the final seven. 
The young singer's eventual transformation from a rock'n'roll shrieker to a feminine inspiration for cantautori, was Gino Paoli's song "Il cielo in una stanza" ("The Sky in a Room"). Cantautori (Italian plural the singular is cantautore) is the Italian expression corresponding to Singer-songwriters in English Gino Paoli (born 23 September, 1934) is an Italian Singer-songwriter.  The lyrics came to Paoli, lying on the bed of a brothel. Looking at the purple ceiling, the idea had come to him: "Love can grow at any moment at any place".  The single release of the song topped the list of annual sales in Italy and reached Billboard Hot 100. Video performances of the song were included in the movies Io bacio. . . tu baci and Appuntamento a Ischia. Later it was featured in the Goodfellas movie. Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is an Academy Award winning 1990 Crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese
"Piano", another slow song published in 1960, received no special attention in Italy. Recorded by Matt Monro as "Softly, as I Leave You", the single reached #10 in the UK Top 40. Matt Monro ( 1 December 1930, Shoreditch, London &ndash 7 February 1985, Ealing) was an English "Softly as I Leave You" is a popular Song composed by Antonio DeVita with original Italian lyrics by Giorgio Calabrese. The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry In 1964 the song was released in the US by Frank Sinatra, peaking at #27 of the Billboard Hot 100. Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12 1915 &ndash May 14 1998 was an American singer and actor
In the 1961 Sanremo song festival, Mina performed two songs. "Io amo, tu ami" finished at the fourth place and "Le mille bolle blu" at the fifth.  After the contest dissappointment, Mina declared withdrawal from performing at the Italian Song Festival in Sanremo again. Her contest singles made it to the Top 5 of the weekly Italian charts. Alongside them, the surf pop "Moliendo Cafe" and "Renato" hit the Italian Top at, respectively, #1 and #4. Surf music is a Genre of Popular music associated with Surf culture, particularly Orange County and other areas of Southern California  In the Federal Republic of Germany, her single "Heißer Sand" went to number one and spent over half a year on the charts in Summer and Autumn, 1962. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe.  Subsequently, Mina recorded the song in French as "Notre étoile", in Spanish as "Un desierto", and in Italian as "Si lo so". Anneke Grönloh recorded it in Dutch as "Brandend Zand", and in English as "Oh, Malaysia".
In 1963 Mina's TV and radio career was abrupted by Radiotelevisione Italiana, as she refused to cover her relationship with and pregnancy from the married actor Corrado Pani. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Her record sales stayed unaffected and due to the public demand Radiotelevisione Italiana ended the ban.  On 10 January 1964, Mina returned to the screen in the La fiera dei sogni program, with the serious "Città vuota".  Mina changed her record label to Ri-Fi and her manager to Tonino Ascoldi. The first release of the team was the single "È l'uomo per me", a cover of Jody Miller's "He Walks Like a Man". Jody Miller ( November 29, 1941) is a Country music singer Born Myrna Joy Miller she was born in Phoenix Arizona and raised in Oklahoma The release became the biggest selling record of the year in Italy.  Her new melodic maner was demonstrated again on 11 December 1964 TV program "Il macchiettario", performing "Io sono quel che sono" ("I Am What I Am"). The first episode of the series of twelve Studio Uno nights of musical variety presented Mina's new blond look with shaved eyebrows. The shows included morbid blues songs "Un bacio è troppo poco" and "Un anno d'amore".  The latter was her version of Nino Ferrer's "C'est irreparable". Nino Ferrer (born Nino Agostino Arturo Maria Ferrari in Genoa, Italy, August 15, 1934, died in Quercy Blanc Saint-Cyprien Lot  In the same series she performed "Brava", a rhythmic jazz number specially written by Bruno Canfora to demonstrate Mina's vocal range and performing skills.  Her Studio Uno album topped the Italian album chart of the year. Studio Uno is an album by Italian singer Mina. Reissued on CD by BMG in 1997
Mina signed a contract with the Barilla pasta label, starring in ten pasta commercials until 1971. Barilla SpA ( Barilla G e R Fratelli Società per Azioni) is a major Italian Food company In 2005, Mina's performances, advertising the Barilla products, were published on VHS and DVD as "Nei caroselli Barilla".
In Spring 1966, Maurizio Costanzo and Ghigo De Chiara, the authors of the Aria condizionata TV show, wrote the lyrics of the theme for their TV program. Maurizio Costanzo (born August 28, 1938, Pescara) is an Italian television personality.  The serialist composer Ennio Morricone was asked to compose the music for the dark mode lyrics of "Se telefonando". In Music, serialism is a technique for composition that uses sets to describe musical elements, and allows the manipulation of those Ennio Morricone OMRI (born November 10, 1928) is an acclaimed Italian Academy Award -winning composer  The encounter of the three authors and Mina took place in a Radiotelevisione Italiana rehearsal room at Via Teulada, Rome. Rome ( Roma ˈroma Roma is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city with more than 2  Morricone started to repeat a short musical theme or by his words a "micro-cell" of just three notes at an upright pianoforte. The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers He had caught the piece of melody from the siren of a Marseilles police car. Marseille, ( English alt Marseilles mɑrˈseɪ — French: maʁsɛj locally — Provençal Occitan: Marselha maʀˈsijɔ After a few bars Mina grabbed the sheet with the lyrics and started to sing, as if she had known the tune before. The result was a pop song with eight transitions of tonality building tension throughout the chorus. Tonality is a system of Music in which specific hierarchical pitch relationships are based on a key "center" or tonic.  Morricone's arrangement featured melodic trumpet lines, Hal Blaine-style drumming, a string set, a sixties Europop female choir and intense subsonic-sounding trombones. Hal Blaine (born Harold Simon Belsky 5 February 1929, Holyoke Massachusetts) is an US Drummer and Session musician This is a page for the musical genre Europop in general For the album Europop by Eiffel 65, see Europop (album. For the musical composition see Chorale. A choir, chorale, or chorus is a Musical ensemble of Singers  "Se telefonando" was presented in May 1966 in a Studio Uno episode, and in August the same year at Aria condizionata.
The single peaked at #7 of the Italian charts and was 53rd in the annual list of sales. Featuring the song as one of the standout tracks among "Ta-ra-ta-ta" and "Una casa in cima al mondo", the Studio Uno 66 album was the 5th biggest selling album of the year in Italy. Studio Uno 66 is an album by Italian singer Mina. The album was released in the spring of 1966 topping the charts and yielding three top ten singles - "Ta-ra-ta-ta"  Another song, "Tu sei un uomo" was written for the Christmas show "Veglia di Natale" by Diego Fabbri. 
In 1966, Mina started to co-operate with the Swiss Broadcasting Service and Orchestra Radiosa in Lugano. TSI2jpg|right]] Radiotelevisione Svizzera di Lingua Italiana (RTSI is a Swiss Public broadcasting organisation part of SRG SSR idée suisse In collaboration with her father, she founded their independent record label, PDU. An independent record label (or indie record label) is a Record label operating without the funding of or outside the organizations of the Major record labels The first record under the label was "Dedicato a mio padre". Dedicato a mio padre is the first independently produced album by Italian singer Mina. Mina's growing interest in Brazilian music resulted in "La banda", a Chico Buarque cover, reaching #3 in Italy. Francisco Buarque de Hollanda (born June 19, 1944 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) popularly known as Chico Buarque, is a Singer Mina continued to perform on Italian TV, singing "Zum zum zum" in the Sabato sera Spring 1967 variety series, accompanied by NATO naval band. The North Atlantic Treaty The series also included "La coppia più bella del mondo", a duet with Adriano Celentano. Adriano Celentano (born January 6, 1938) is an Italian Singer, Songwriter, Comedian, Actor, Film director On a 22 April 1967 show she performed "Addio", recorded at the Teatro Regio di Parma. Teatro Regio di Parma is a famous 19th century Opera house and Opera company in Parma, Italy. The title of the song "Sono, come tu mi vuoi" ("I Am, as You Like Me") was taken from Luigi Pirandello's play "Come tu mi vuoi". Luigi Pirandello ( June 28, 1867 — December 10, 1936) was an Italian Dramatist Novelist, and short Mina's performance of the song was an allusion to the manic attention of the press at the artist's private life. 
The Senza rete ("Unplugged") TV program of 18 July 1968 was recorded live without playback. The set of the concert was the Auditorio A of the Radiotelevisione Italiana regional headquarters in Naples. Naples ( Napoli, Neapolitan: Nàpule) is a historic City in southern Italy, the Capital of the  The program presented Mina turning the late Luigi Tenco's song "Se stasera sono qui" into a rigorous piece of soul music in the score of Pino Calvi. Luigi Tenco ( March 21 1938 – January 27 1967) was a popular Italian singer songwriter and actor Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. Pino Calvi ( Voghera, Pavia, 12 January 1930 - Palazzina di Castana, Pavia, 4 January 1989) was a Another combination of soul and Italian melody was the elegant "Un colpo al cuore" in Augusto Martelli's orchestration. The songs were performed again at La Bussola to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her carieer, recording the album Mina alla Bussola dal vivo. Mina alla Bussola dal vivo is Italian singer Mina 's first live album  This was the first live album in the history of Italian singing. 
Canzonissima was a series of variety nights from September 1968 to January 1969. The shows were hosted by Mina, Walter Chiari and Paolo Panelli. Walter Chiari, stage name of Gualtiero Annichiarico, ( 2 March 1924 - 20 December 1991) was an Italian stage and screen The Saturday night live events gathered unprecedented 20–22 million viewers per evening. During the shows, Mina was accompanied by an orchestra of 400 people and a choir of 130.  Most of the orchestration was scored by the conductor Bruno Canfora. "Sacumdì Sacumdà", Mina's talking and laughing version of Carlos Imperial's bossa nova "Nem Vem Que Não Tem" narrowly escaped a ban by Radiotelevisione Italiana because of its unholy lyrics. Bossa nova ( is a style of Brazilian music popularized by Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and João Gilberto.
The song was performed as a part of a musical fantasy, back to back with "Quelli che hanno un cuore", her intense version of "Anyone Who Had a Heart". " Anyone Who Had a Heart " is a 1960s song by American songwriting duo Burt Bacharach and Hal David.  Another interpretation of a Dionne Warwick's song was "La voce del silenzio" ("Silent Voices") by Paolo Limiti and Elio Isola. Dionne Warwick (born Marie Dionne Warrick on December 12, 1940) is an acclaimed five-time Grammy Award -winning singer actress activist  "Niente di niente" was her interpretation of the Delfonics' "Break your promise" in Augusto Martelli's orchestration. The Delfonics are a Philadelphia soul singing group most popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s Mina's gestures and mimics of the performance emphasized Giorgio Calabrese's lyrics, the story of a puzzled woman in love. The series also included the songs "Fantasia" and "La musica è finita". On 6 January Mina starred in eight sequences of the "Balli regionali" folklore ballet, each of them introducing a region of Italy. All of the variety nights were closed by Mina singing "Vorrei che fosse amore", a piece of atmospheric music by Bruno Canfora.  The songs of the variety series were recorded and issued as the album Canzonissima '68. Canzonissima '68 is an album by Italian singer Mina. Track listing Side A Zum zum zum - 241 Io innamorata
After a break of three months, Mina returned by recording and performing the song "Non credere" composed by Luigi Clausetti and Pietro Soffici, and lyrics by Mogol, in April. Giulio Rapetti (born August 17, 1936 in Milan) in art Mogol, is an Italian Lyricist.  The single was the third most sold record of the year in Italy.  This lead to cooperation with Mogol and his fellow composer Lucio Battisti. Lucio Battisti ( 5 March 1943 - 9 September 1998) was an Italian singer-songwriter The team produced a set of songs including "Io e te da soli", "Insieme", "Amor mio", "Io vivrò senza te" and "E penso a te".  The material provided by the songwriting duo was the core for five of Mina's albums. The album Bugiardo più che mai. . . più incosciente che mai. . . was Mina's first independent album at the weekly #1 of the Italian charts. An independent record label (or indie record label) is a Record label operating without the funding of or outside the organizations of the Major record labels It was the biggest selling album of the year 1969 in Italy. ... quando tu mi spiavi in cima a un batticuore... was the seventh in the annual record chart of 1970. quando tu mi spiavi in cima a un batticuore is an album by Italian singer Mina. Del mio meglio. . . (My Best. . . ) was the second biggest selling album of the year 1971 in Italy. Mina, her second album of the year was the biggest selling album of 1972 in Italy. The two albums were recorded during her break in live performances to give birth to her daughter Benedetta.
Mina's comeback took place at Italian Broadcasting Service's variety series Teatro 10, Spring 1972. The shows included "Balada para mi muerte", a nuevo tango duet with Ástor Piazzolla at the bandoneón. Astor Piazzolla 1975png|thumb|left|the musical father of "nuevo tango" Bandoneón virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla. Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla ( March 11, 1921 &ndash July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tango Composer and The bandoneón is a Free-reed instrument particularly popular in Argentina. The performance was accompanied by the musical group Conjunto 9. The song "Grande grande grande" was the second biggest selling single of the year in Italy. " Grande grande grande " is a popular 1972 song by Mina from the album Mina. Covered by Shirley Bassey as "Never never never", it had international success at the UK Top 10 and #1 of the Australian charts. Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey DBE (born 8 January 1937 Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh Singer. Céline Dion and Luciano Pavarotti recorded the song as I Hate You Then I Love You in 1998. Céline Marie Claudette Dion ( OC OQ (born March 30 1968 in Charlemagne Quebec) is a Canadian pop Singer WikipediaWikiProject Opera#Infoboxes. Thank you--> Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI ( October 12, " I Hate You Then I Love You " is a duet between Céline Dion and Luciano Pavarotti from Dion's Let's Talk About Love
The Luigi Albertelli's song "Fiume azzurro" was a copy of Lucio Battisti's handwriting.  The final number of the eight Teatro 10 episodes was "Parole parole", a duet with Alberto Lupo. "Parole parole" is a Duet song by Gianni Ferrio, Leo Chiosso and Giancarlo Del Re. The song was an easy listening dialogue of Mina's singing with Lupo's declamation. Easy listening music is a style of Popular music and radio format that emerged in the mid-20th century evolving out of swing and Big band music The theme of the song were hollow words. It intertwined Mina's lamentation of the end of love and the lies she had to hear, while Lupo simply spoke. She reacted and scoffed at the compliments that he gave her, calling them parole - words. The single was released in April 1972 to become a top hit of Italian charts.  Dalida and Alain Delon performed "Paroles paroles", the French take of the song. Dalida ( January 17, 1933 &ndash May 3, 1987) was an Egyptian born singer of Italian origin who lived most of her Alain Delon (born 8 November 1935) is a César Award -winning French Actor.
After the Teatro 10 series, Mina declared retirement from public appearances after an exclusive concert at La Bussola club. The show was due to be held on September 16. This turned up thousands of people at the nightclub's doorstep.  About 2,000 spectators struggled their way inside, leaving thousands to listen at the street and at the beach.  Gianni Ferrio's Orchestra featured Gianni Basso at the tenor saxophone and Oscar Valdambrini at the trumpet. 
The concert was recorded and published as "Dalla Bussola". Dalla Bussola is an album by Italian singer Mina, including a concert in September 16 1972 at Bussola nightclub Tuscany. Recorded by Polivideo TV company, the event was aired on Sky Italia as a sequence from 1 January to 21 January 1973. SKY Italia is an Italian digital Satellite television platform owned by News Corporation launched the 31 july 2003 In 2003 the video was published on DVD and VHS by the GSU record company as Mina alla Bussola Live '72. Having exhausted her contract with Barilla food products in 1973, Mina went on to advertise the Tassoni soft drink, starring in 6 commercials until 1986.
Having lost her husband Virgilio Crocco in 1973, Mina continued her chart success with "E poi. . . " and "L'importante è finire" both topping the Italian charts.
Mina's last live TV appearance was the final episode of the Milleluci series, on 16 March 1974. Alongside Raffaella Carrà, Mina was the hostess of the series. Raffaella Carrà (born 18 June, 1943, Bologna, Italy) in Italy often simply known as la Carrà and in some Latin American With "Non gioco più" ("The Game Is Over"), a blues duet with harmonica player Toots Thielemans, Mina announced her withdrawal from public performances. Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor Baron Thielemans (born Brussels, April 29 1922) known as Toots Thielemans, is a Belgian Jazz  Her last video appearance on TV was a censored version of her eroticist performance of "Ancora ancora ancora". The video was the final number of the "Mille e una luce" show on 1st July 1978.  Her last concert appearances were in 1978 with a series of thirteen fully-booked concerts at "La Bussola" broken off due to her illness. Mina gave her last public performance on 23 August 1978 at the Bussoladomani theatre. This had been built as an extension of La Bussola to facilitate the crowds of the like of Mina's 1972 concert.  The concert was recorded and published as "Mina Live '78". Mina Live '78 is an album by Italian singer Mina, released in 1978  She never commented the reasons for her withdrawal. 
Mina continued to release albums on a yearly basis, with her son Massimiliano Pani as producer. Between 1972 and 1995 she published a double album a year. From 1973 her LPs and CDs have been characterized by the surprising and suggestive artistic motives of the designers Luciano Tallarini, Gianni Ronco and the photographer Mauro Balletti. From mid-eighties, the design of the album covers was trusted to Balletti alone. All of Mina's records under the PDU label have reached the Italian Top 100. A large part of her work has been covering well-known songs, dedicating monographic albums to The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Renato Zero, Domenico Modugno, the Neapolitan song and classical/religious music. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12 1915 &ndash May 14 1998 was an American singer and actor Renato Zero is the stage name of Renato Fiacchini (born September 30, 1950) an Italian Singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno ( January 9 1928 - August 6 1994) was a twice Grammy Award -winning Italian Singer, Songwriter Napoli is an album by Italian singer Mina, issued in 1996 Track listing Aggio perduto o suonno - 527 Amaro è 'o Religious music (also sacred music) is Music performed or composed for religious use or through religious influence After leaving the stage, her greatest chart success has been gained by duets. In 1985, "Questione di feeling", a duet with Riccardo Cocciante was the 13th most sold single of the year in Italy. Riccardo Cocciante, also known in French -speaking countries as Richard Cocciante (born February 20, 1946) is a French-Italian Singer-songwriter The album Mina Celentano, combining Mina with Adriano Celentano, was the biggest selling record of the year 1998 in Italy. Mina Celentano is an album by Italian singers Mina and Adriano Celentano, issued in 1998 Adriano Celentano (born January 6, 1938) is an Italian Singer, Songwriter, Comedian, Actor, Film director Starting from 1989, all of her records included the jazzy fortepiano of Danilo Rea. Danilo Rea is an Italian jazz pianist Born in Vicenza, Italy in 1957.
The break in Mina's TV appearances lasted until 2001, when Mina released footage of her recording sessions. The videos were broadcasted over the Wind internet site on 30 March. Wind or Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA was established in 1997 and is an Italian telecom operator which offers integrated fixed, This resulted in millions of visits on the site at the night only, and additional millions on following days. The footagte was released as the DVD Mina in Studio. After the event, Mina's singles started to chart in Italy again. The single "Succhiando l'uva" (2002), written for her by Zucchero, peaked at #3 of the chart, her cover of "Don't call me baby (Can't take my eyes off you)" (2003) reached #4 in Italy, and stayed for four weeks among the 100 singles receiving the biggest airplay in the world (according to Airplay World Official Top). Adelmo Fornaciari (born September 25 1955) more commonly known by his Stage name Zucchero, is an Italian rock singer "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, was a 1967 single by Frankie Valli.  Mina's latest single "Alibi" (2007) reached #6 in Italy. The triple CD The Platinum Collection, an official Best of, reached #1 of Italian chart. The Platinum Collection is a compilation album by Italian singer Mina, issued in 2004 So did Olio (1999), Veleno (2002), Bula Bula (2005) and Todavía. Todavìa is an album by Italian singer Mina, issued in 2007 The album features 13 songs in Spanish and 1 in Portuguese and includes 7 duets with Latin-American Mina's late releases have included duets with Mick Hucknall, Fabrizio De André, Piero Pelù, Adriano Celentano, Lucio Dalla, Joan Manuel Serrat, Chico Buarque, Tiziano Ferro and Giorgia. Michael Hucknall (born 8 June 1960) is a British singer and songwriter Fabrizio De André (February 18 1940 - January 11 1999 was an Italian Singer-songwriter. Piero Pelù (born February 10, 1962) is an Italian rock Singer and Songwriter, best known for his work with the famous Adriano Celentano (born January 6, 1938) is an Italian Singer, Songwriter, Comedian, Actor, Film director Lucio Dalla (born March 4, 1943 in Bologna) is a popular Italian Singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat i Teresa (born December 27, 1943 in Barcelona) is a Spanish Catalan Singer-songwriter. Francisco Buarque de Hollanda (born June 19, 1944 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) popularly known as Chico Buarque, is a Singer Tiziano Ferro (born February 21, 1980 in Latina) is an Italian Latin pop singer In recent years, Mina wrote a weekly column on the front page of La Stampa and a page in the Italian edition of the magazine Vanity Fair, answering to fanletters. La Stampa (literally “The Press” is one of the best-known and most widely sold Italian daily Newspapers Published in Turin, it is distributed In 2008 she will celebrate the 50th anniversary of her singing career.
Caught by the wave of rock’n’roll sweeping across Italy in 1958, Mina listened to American records and was a frequent visitor at the Derby jazzclub, the Santa Tecla and the Taverna Messicana clubs of Milan. Milan (Milano Milan (listen) is one of the largest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. The places were known for promoting rock'n'roll.  Part of Mina’s repertoire in the beginning of her career were clumsy imitations of British and American rock and jazz songs.  The new rhythm called for new artistry. Mina was one of the first singers on Italian TV, who moved her body during her performance.  Earlier in 1958, Domenico Modugno had caused astonishment by raising his hands in the air during, performing Nel blu dipinto di blu („Volare”). Domenico Modugno ( January 9 1928 - August 6 1994) was a twice Grammy Award -winning Italian Singer, Songwriter " Nel blu dipinto di blu " (literally "In the blue painted blue" popularly known as " Volare " ( Italian for the infinitive form of the Mina’s first TV appearances took a step further in breaking the rule of the motionless artist. Using her whole body to visualize the beat, she shook her head, hands and hips in the rhythm.  The writer Edoardo Sanguineti recalled her performance on TV as:
|“||. Edoardo Sanguineti (born December 9, 1930) is an Italian writer born in Genoa. . . for many people a memorable experience. . . a revelation.||”|
For her distinctive timbre and power, Mario Riva, the host of the TV program, entitled her as an urlator ("screamer"), referring to the energetic rock'n'roll generation. In Music, timbre (ˈtæm-bər' like timber, or, from Fr timbre tɛ̃bʁ is the quality of a Musical note or sound that distinguishes different Later Mina was considered the Queen of the Screamers.  Her rock’n’roll act brought her another nickname "Tiger of Cremona". 
The song "Il cielo in una stanza" introduced Mina’s new sensual maner.  Mina’s lovestory with Corrado Pani represented the evolution of the social status of women in Italy, that did not accord with the dominant catholic and bourgeois virtues. Catholic is an Adjective derived from the Greek adjective '' / 'katholikos' meaning "whole" or "complete". Virtue ( Latin virtus; Greek) is moral Excellence. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting individual  The scandal developed an image of a ’bad girl’, which she emphasized later with her song themes. Particularly her performance of "Sacumdì Sacumdà" on air, after Radiotelevisione Italiana had expressed their displeasure with the lyrics about a girl’s encounter with the devil.  The lyrics of "Ta-ra-ta-ta" were considered immoral by the Italian broadcasting service, because they dealt with smoking.  Other songs, that were initially banned by Radiotelevisione Italiana, included "La canzone di Marinella" and "L'importante è finire". The latter alluded to sex without love.  Mina had a sexy appeal and a cool act, including public smoking, dyed blond hair, shaved eyebrows and heavy use of eye make-up. 
The main theme of Mina's songs was dramatic interpretation of distressing love stories.  The composer Bruno Canfora wrote the song "Brava" and Ennio Morricone the song "Se telefonando" to demonstrate her singing skills. The pieces had large vocal range and transitions of tonality.  Songs were exclusively composed and arranged for Mina accompanied by an all-star orchestra of the TV variety series Studio uno, Sabato sera, Canzonissima and Teatro 10.  Mina combined the classic Italian melody with soul music, particularly in "Un bacio è troppo poco" and "Se stasera sono qui". Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States.  She helped to incorporate new styles to the Continental European pop music, particularly latin music with "La banda", nuevo tango with "Balada para mi muerte", and bossa nova with "Sacumdì Sacumdà". Latin music, includes the music of all countries in Latin America (and the Caribbean) and comes in many varieties Astor Piazzolla 1975png|thumb|left|the musical father of "nuevo tango" Bandoneón virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla.
|“||With Mina, a word became the word, a note became the note.||”|
Marking a change in her musical style in 1969, the chameleon-like Mina changed her look into a new one, featuring long blonde curly hair. Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are squamates that belong to one of the best-known Lizard families The first songs from Mogol and Lucio Battisti to Mina resumed with her soul skills, particularly "Insieme" and "Io e te da soli". Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States.  Along the time of the cooperation with the songwriting duo, Mina turned towards middle-of-the-road pop.  Battisti's melodies were sophisticated and the chord sequence complex. The songs were characterized by frequent changes of rhythm, pauses and dialogues between the voice and the orchestra.  Another characterizing feature was an instrumental introduction without a rhythmic base. Lucio Battisti called Mina an ideal singer for a composer, making the best of the authors' complicated ideas and Italian language skills. 
A fan of bossa nova, Mina recorded in Spanish and Portuguese from the start of her career. Bossa nova ( is a style of Brazilian music popularized by Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and João Gilberto. This gave her a fan base in Spain and Latin-America. Pedro Almodóvar used Mina's songs in his movie soundtracks, and translated her "Un anno d'amore" into "Un Año de amor". Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (ˈpeð̞ɾo almoˈð̞oβ̞̞aɾ kaβ̞aˈʝeɾo (born September 24, 1949 in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain) is a Spanish In 2001 Mina published the compilation album Colección Latina, with standards in Spanish, as well as translations of her Italian successes. In 2003 the musical "Mina. . . che cosa sei?" was staged in Argentina, based on Mina's songs. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics.  In 2007, Mina published Todavía, an album in Spanish, which reached the Spanish chart. Todavìa is an album by Italian singer Mina, issued in 2007 The album features 13 songs in Spanish and 1 in Portuguese and includes 7 duets with Latin-American Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It included duets with Joan Manuel Serrat, Miguel Bosé, Diego Torres, Chico Buarque, and Diego El Cigala. Joan Manuel Serrat i Teresa (born December 27, 1943 in Barcelona) is a Spanish Catalan Singer-songwriter. Miguel Luchino González Bosé (born April 3 1956) is a Latin Grammy -winning Spanish Musician and Actor. Diego Antonio Caccia Torres (born March 9, 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine Francisco Buarque de Hollanda (born June 19, 1944 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) popularly known as Chico Buarque, is a Singer Diego Ramón Jiménez Salazar, known as El Cigala ( Spanish for ' Norway lobster ' a nickname given to him by Camarón de la Isla) is a famous
In 1962 Mina fell in love with the actor Corrado Pani. As he was already married, although separated, their relationship astonished the whole Italian audience. On April 18, 1963 their son Massimiliano Pani was born. Due to Mina's refusal to hide her relationship, the singer was totally banned from performing on any public Italian television and radio channels. As her record sales stayed unaffected, and people continued demanding to see Mina on the air, Radiotelevisione Italiana was forced to end the ban and let Mina return to television on January 10, 1964. In a year's time her love story with Corrado ended, resulting in a legal battle for baby Massimiliano's custody rights.  Mina's brother Alfredo Mazzini died in a car accident in 1965. A year later she and his father moved to live in Lugano, Switzerland. Mina's intimate relationships still stayed in Italy, as she had a short tie to the Italian TV editor Walter Chiari. A later relationship - with the actor Gian Maria Volontè - was broken, after she found out Volontè's affair with an actress. Gian Maria Volontè ( April 9 1933 – December 6 1994) was an Italian actor Mina's great love of the late sixties, that during three years was all but conveyed into a marriage, was the composer Augusto Martelli. In 1970 she met and married Virgilio Crocco, a journalist for Il Messaggero. Il Messaggero (literal meaning The messenger) is an Italian Newspaper based in Rome. In November 1971 their daughter Benedetta Mazzini was born. In 1973 Crocco died in a car accident. 
In 1981 Mina started her relationship with the Swiss cardiologist Eugenio Quaini. In 1990 she acquired Swiss citizenship. Mina Anna Mazzini and Eugenio Quaini got married on 10 January 2006. According to the Swiss law, the wife changed to her husbands last name - Mrs. Mina Anna Quaini.  Towards her audience, she addresses herself Mina Mazzini. 
Mina's passions include cooking and poker. 
Mina's following albums reached annual Top 5 in Italy. 
Mina's following singles reached annual Top 20 in Italy. Studio Uno is an album by Italian singer Mina. Reissued on CD by BMG in 1997 Studio Uno 66 is an album by Italian singer Mina. The album was released in the spring of 1966 topping the charts and yielding three top ten singles - "Ta-ra-ta-ta" Sabato sera - Studio Uno '67 is an album by Italian singer Mina. Mina alla Bussola dal vivo is Italian singer Mina 's first live album Bugiardo più che maipiù incosciente che mai is an album by Italian singer Mina. Del mio meglio is a compilation album by Italian singer Mina released in 1971 Mina is an album by Italian singer Mina released in 1971 The album is one of the singer's most successful yiedlding the hit singles "Amor Mio" and Cinquemilaquarantatre is an album by Italian singer Mina. Track listing Side A Fiume azzurro - 401 Vorrei Frutta e verdura is an album by Italian singer Mina, distributed back to back with the album Amanti di valore. Amanti di valore is an album by Italian singer Mina. All songs written by Carlo Pes lyrics by Franco Califano Track listing Side A Minacantalucio is an album by Italian singer Mina, distributed back to back with album La Mina. La Mina is an album by Italian singer Mina, distributed back to back with album Minacantalucio. Mina Celentano is an album by Italian singers Mina and Adriano Celentano, issued in 1998 Adriano Celentano (born January 6, 1938) is an Italian Singer, Songwriter, Comedian, Actor, Film director 
Mina has acted in the following movies:
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