Here’s a section of one of the pictures of the Boys with our keepsake book. I wonder what Piero is saying?
You send me little tidbits. I love it! You may think I overlooked them or deleted them, but I don’t. I have filed them away to share along with other tidbits. Like now.
This first one you didn’t send me. I stole it from one of the comments on “Kitty’s Kibbles”. It was written by our Prese Pasco. I’d swear she was talking about me until she mentioned her grandchildren. I’ll bet I’m not the only one who can relate. Hello, Gerhardt!
“Loretta, you sound just like me. I wake up at about 4:00-5:00 am everyday. Wash my face, brush my teeth, hair and apply my moisturizer. Pick-up my two iPads, earpods, cell phone, house phone and head on down to the kitchen for first cup of coffee (timer on for 4am). Turn on iPad, go to Youtube and my IL VOLO playlist and first song of the day, “CANZONE PER TE” while taking my first sip of coffee. Then visit my gmail where my Flight Crew family lives to get news of our guys.. Then to Facebook and Twitter then finally, IL VOLO Tumbler. This takes about 3 hours until some one awakes and shatters my quite time with my guys.. I’m told that I too, am obsessed with the guys. I just smile and say to them “I know you like them. You’re just jealous ’cause you’ve never met them”. Eyes rolling, I’m left alone with IL VOLO once again. My grand daughters, ages from 32 down to 10, think my love for the guys is adorable. They always ask how they are doing. My great grandson Gerhardt who is 2 years old and knows how to open my iPad, squeals with glee when the screensaver comes into view with my pict with the guys. He says, “great Nama and IL VOLO. BRAVO“. I ask him who is next to me wearing blue (by the way, Gerhardt’s bday, 2/11/13), he says ” Gianluca” and blows kisses at the ipad. Still in training. Next will be his brother Kazz. Can’t wait for 3/25/16. Hope to meet all of you, well most of you, in Las Vegas.
Here is a comparison Penina suggested. She said, “I’m sending this one because of the contrast in the way they sing it nowadays–besides the obvious–the way the look now, the way they sound, etc. CUTE AS BUTTONS and OMG their hair!”
You’re right Penina, they’re a little different now. Makes you want to smile and weep at the same time.
Mary Strickler said these were “A must have for the discriminating Il Volo Flight Crew traveler!”
Gina sent me this. So beautiful!
I heard this on TV the other night. “If you don’t cook Italian food with love, it’s not Italian food.”
We like to remember when they were young, someone sent me this little jewel. I guess they didn’t magically get their talent yesterday.
I sent this video to Gina.
Gina said, “Thanks. I liked Frank Sinatra and liked Elvis in many of his songs. This reminds me of Piero and Ignazio. The easy way they have with each other. Gianluca is a ‘treasure’ he concentrates hard on being perfect. I WAS ALWAYS IN LOVE WITH…….”
Italian American Singers
Italian-American singers came into prominence with the birth of popular music in the early 1940s. Here’s a short list of singers from North and South America who share an Italian heritage:
Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) (1926) – singer, accomplished painter
Perry Como (Pierino Ronald Como) (1912–2001) – singer, film actor, TV host
Don Cornell (Luigi Varlaro) (1919) – singer
Vic Damone (Vito Rocco Farinola) (1928) – singer, actor, TV host
Jimmy Durante (1893–1980) – vaudeville star, radio personality, singer, film actor
Eydie Gormé (Edith Gormezano) (1931) – Jewish-Italian singing partner of Steve Lawrence
Buddy Greco (Armando Greco) (1926) – singer, pianist
Morgana King (Maria Grazia Morgana Messina) (1930) – jazz singer, film actor
Dean Martin (Dino Paul Crocetti) (1917–1995) – singer, film actor, TV host
Al Martino (Alfred Cini) (1927–2009) – singer, film actor
Frank Sinatra (1915–1998) – singer, film actor, TV host
Jerry Vale (Gennaro Luigi Vitaliano) (1932) – singer