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Nationality  Belgian
Movies  Marina
Spouse  Rosita Granata (m. 1968)

Role  Singer ยท
Name  Rocco Granata
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Born  16 August 1938 (age 77) (1938-08-16) Figline Vegliaturo, Italy
Occupation  Accordionist, singer-songwriter
Parents  Ida Granata, Salvatore Granata
Similar People  Stijn Coninx, Matteo Simoni, Evelien Bosmans, Dean Martin, Regi Penxten

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Rocco Granata (born 16 August 1938) is an Belgian singer, songwriter, and accordionist.


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Granata was born in Figline Vegliaturo, Calabria, southern Italy; but his parents immigrated to Belgium when he was aged ten. Rocco's father was a coal miner, but Granata pursued music instead. He played accordion and toured Belgium with his band, 'The International Quintet'. He then released the songs "Manuela" / "Marina" as a single in 1959; the B-side became an international hit, reaching #1 in Belgium and in Germany as well as charting across Europe and in the United States. It sold over one million copies in Germany alone, and was awarded a gold disc. It has been covered many times by artists such as Willy Alberti, Marino Marini, Ilham al-Madfai, Dalida and Louis Armstrong.

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After the success of "Marina", Granata toured the world, including dates at Carnegie Hall. A feature film entitled Marina was released in 1960, which set the stage for a string of German hits. He also appeared in Italy at the Sanremo Festival in 1961.

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Granata later became a successful record producer. He owned the record labels Cardinal Records and Granata Records, and has produced Marva, Louis Neefs, Miel Cools, and De Elegasten.

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In 1989, Granata commissioned a dance remix of "Marina", which again topped the Belgian charts as well as those of Italy and Germany. He has appeared regularly on Belgian television, and served as a jury member for the 2002 Flemish preliminaries for the Eurovision Song Contest. In March 2000 he was awarded the ZAMU Lifetime Achievement Award by the Belgian music industry.

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Granata has released some 65 singles over the course of his career.

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In 2013 his early life was captured in another movie named Marina.

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  • "Marina" (1959) BEL #1, NL #1, US: Billboard #31, / Cash Box: #12, GER #1
  • "Oh oh Rossi" (1959) BEL #20, GER #14
  • "La Bella" (1960) BEL #4, GER #18
  • "Julia"/"Rocco Cha Cha" (1960) BEL #14
  • "Germanina" (1960) BEL #16
  • "Carolina dai" (1961) BEL #11
  • "Irena" (1961) GER #15
  • "Sunday Box EP" (1961) BEL #17
  • "Buona notte bambino" (1963) BEL #4, GER #5
  • "Du schwarzer Zigeuner" (1964) BEL #5
  • "Dreh' dich noch einmal um" (1964) BEL #10
  • "Molte grazie" (1964) BEL #12
  • "Noordzeestrand" (1964) BEL #9
  • "Melancholie" (1965) BEL #18
  • "Hello buona sera" (1967) BEL #3
  • "Sarah" (1970) BEL #4
  • "Jessica" (1971) BEL #5
  • "Zomersproetjes" (1972) BEL #4
  • "Dansen op de daken" (1973) BEL #4
  • "Marina 120 BPM" (1989) BEL #1
  • References

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