Monday, November 15, 2010

RIP Roberto Pregadio

Roberto Pregadio died this morning after a brief illness. The announcment was made by members of his family. Born in Catania December 6, 1928, he was a musician, conductor and composer. After graduating from the Conservatorio di Napoli (piano), the pianist became a member of the Light Music Orchestra of the RAI in 1960. Roberto accompanied Claudio Villa in a famous concert at Carnegie Hall in New York in 1961.

In the late 1960's  he encounter with a friend, Conrad. Whom he owes hiss fame for his role as a conductor for the the Bulls, first, to Conrad and then, Gerry Scotti. After abandoning a controversial program of Channel 5, which took place in 2009 due to disagreements with its production, he joined the cast of the Recommended Rai1.

Next to "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" his score for "The Forgotten Pistoler" is probably heard more than any other Spaghetti western score.

Born: 12/6/1928, Catania, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Died: 11/15/2010, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Roberto Pregadio's westerns - composer:
Django the Last Killer - 1967
A Hole in the Forehead - 1968
Shotgun - 1968
Ciccio Forgives, I Don't - 1968
Wrath of God - 1969
The Forgotten Pistolero - 1969
Paths of War - 1969
Twice a Judas - 1969
Mallory Must Not Die - 1971
Four Gunmen  of the Holy Trinity - 1971
Three Supermen of the West - 1974

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