Wednesday 10 November 1971


Born: 1945, Rome (Italy)
Nationality: Italian

In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview


Mario Capuano seems to have begun his career as a pianist, but subsequently became a record producer and arranger. With his brother Giosy Capuano and Giacomo Tosti, he discovered the Scottish band Middle Of The Road, which worked in Italy, and produced their first successes, including ‘Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep’ and ‘Sacramento’ (the latter song was co-composed by Capuano). Mario Capuano appeared as a conductor in Italy’s San Remo Festival three times (1967, 1969, and 1970). Later, again with his brother Giosy, he composed the song ‘Perdoname’ for Demis Roussos as well as entries to five more editions of the San Remo Festival (1983, 1988, 1989, 1993, and 2003).


Mario Capuano arranged and conducted the Italian entry in the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest, ‘Occhi di ragazza’ (composed by Armando Franceschini and Lucio Dalla with lyrics by Sergio Bardotti and Gianfranco Baldazza), which was performed by Gianni Morandi. That year, Italy landed a joint eight place in the contest, which was held in Amsterdam.


Country – Italy
Song title – "Occhi di ragazza"
Rendition – Gianni Morandi
Lyrics – Gianfranco Baldazza / Sergio Bardotti 
Composition – Lucio Dalla / Armando Franceschini
Studio arrangement – Mario Capuano 
(studio orchestra conducted by Mario Capuano)
Live orchestration – Mario Capuano
Conductor – Mario Capuano
Score – 8th place (5 votes)

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