Peppino Gagliardi – Mia Cara

Italian vocalist, lyricist and composer Peppino Gagliardi sings “Mia Cara” (English: My dear).

There was a big “Love Song” storm in Europe during the 60s and 70s, with Italy as the eye of the storm. The most beautiful Love lyrics and melodies were being made and performed by singers who not only had special vocal talents, but were also able to express themselves from the depths of their heart and soul. They were real vocalists with real emotions, feeling every note and every word of the music.

The artists still remaining to this day from that era are priceless and often irreplaceable. Peppino, certainly falls under the category of irreplaceables. He is still performing on occasion in Italy and elsewhere in Europe.

Peppino started singing in the mid 60’s. His popularity peaked in the early 70’s with such hits as Come Le Viole and Ti Amo Cosi.

He achieved two second placings at the Sanremo Music Festival: in 1972 with “Come le viole” and in 1972 with “Come un ragazzino”. His music declined in popularity in the 1980s and 1990s. His last entry at the Sanremo Music Festival was “L’alba” in 1993.

One of his songs – “Che vuole questa musica stasera” – is part of the original soundtrack of the 2015 movie “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”