03-02-06

Romano Mussolini RIP

I received today this email and thougth this of interest :

 

">February 3, 2006
>
> Last surviving child of Benito Mussolini dies
>
>
http://www.swissinfo.org/
>
> ROME (Reuters) - Romano Mussolini, the last surviving child of Italy's
> Fascist wartime dictator Benito Mussolini, died on Friday, his family
> said. He was 78.
>
> Mussolini, a renowned jazz pianist who shunned politics, died in a
> Rome hospital following recent heart surgery.
>
> "At 2:30 a.m. (1:30 a.m. British time) on Friday ... God called Romano
> Mussolini back to him," said an announcement on the web site of the
> party founded by his daughter Alessandra, a right-wing
> parliamentarian.
>
> The youngest of the five children of Benito and Rachele Mussolini, he
> was considered one of Italy's best jazz musicians and often played
> with greats such as Chet Baker and Dizzy Gillespie.
>
> In 2004 he published a memoir, "Il Duce, my father," using the Italian
> word for 'leader' which his followers called the dictator for 20 years
> until he was killed by partisans at the end of World War Two.
>
> Romano Mussolini's first wife, Maria Scicolone -- the mother of
> Alessandra Mussolini -- is the sister of actress Sophia Loren."

Lexman

18:57 Gepost door Lexman | Permalink | Commentaren (2) |  Facebook |

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+ just started a blog on jazz. i'm planning to play 1 or two songs a week. the rest is still open. future will tell...

Gepost door: dirkh | 03-02-06

Romano Mussolini did not hear it yet, R Mussolini dead. My sister has seen him play in Rome in the seventies, and by one occasion my mother, who was visiting my sister, was introduced to Romano Mussolini, and shook hands with him.
I have the impression that R. Mussolini was a mainstream jazzpianist, never really heard music from him.
thanks for the log,

andré

Gepost door: André | 08-02-06

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