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He was born in the town of Cellino San Marco
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(province of Brindisi
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Apulia is a region in Southern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Òtranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Its most southern portion, known as Salento peninsula, forms a high heel on the "boot" of Italy. The region comprises , and...
in Southern Italy
Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946)
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), where he still lives.
His mother named him Albano because, when he was born, his father Carmelo Carrisi was fighting in Albania
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for the Royal Italian Army
Royal Italian Army
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during World War II. His mother was Iolanda Ottino. He has one brother, Franco Carrisi (Kocis).
He made his debut in 1966 both as a singer, at the Festival delle Rose, and on television.
He won the Disco per l'Estate, an Italian song contest, with "Pensando a te" in 1968.