Pino Daniele was born on March 19, 1955 as Giuseppe Daniele . He was an Italian singer, songwriter and musician whose music was influenced by a wide number of genres, including pop, blues, jazz, and Italian and Middle Eastern music.
The father of Pino Daniele was a harbor worker. It must be noted that Pino Daniele learned to play the guitar all by himself and he started his music career playing for other successful singers of the 1970s.
However, in 1977, he had his debut when he released the album Terra mia. The album was a successful mix of Neapolitan tradition and Blues sounds and he described his music as “tarumbò”, indicating a mix of tarantella, blues and rumba.
The release of Pino Daniele (1979) reaffirmed the talent of Pino Daniele. It must be noted that Nero a metà (“Half-Black Skinned”) was Pino Daniele’s greatest success in 1980. The release of Nero a metà (“Half-Black Skinned”) was considered as the rebirth of the Neapolitan song.
Pino Daniele was the opening act for the Bob Marley concert at the San Siro stadium in Milan. Subsequently, Pino Daniele released Vai Mo in 1981.
The focus of Pino Daniele shifted to a personal and early version of world music in 1982 and in 1983, he collaborated with the American singer/guitarist Richie Havens on the Common Groundalbum which they wrote together.
Other albums released by Pino Daniele include Bonne Soirée (1987), Schizzechea With Love (1988), and Non calpestare i fiori nel deserto. He performed Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2010 and in 2011, he also performed with Clapton at Cava de’ Tirreni stadium.
On January 4, 2015, at Sant’Eugenio Hospital in Rome, Pino Daniele died. He died of a heart attack.
Pino Daniele’s first wife
The first wife of Pino Daniele was Dorina Giangrande.Dorina Giangrande was born in Naples in 1960.
She was the backing vocalist for Pino Daniele and was instrumental in the recording of the album Terra Mia. Dorina Giangrande and Pino Daniele were married for 20 years. They had two children; Alessandro Daniele and Cristina Daniele .