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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Post 643 - Tony Pantano - Tonight - So Glad You Happened To Me

Tony Pantano, born Antonio Pantano was born on the 24th of January 1948 in Messina Sicily. The Pantano family migrated to Australia from Sicily when Tony was 8 and lived in Melbourne. His parents bought him a guitar at the age of 11, his love for music was probably came from his father who was already a musician and with his own band worked at weddings and social
events after moving to Melbourne. During his teenage years Tony joined the Dynamics as lead singer. Tony stayed with the band till they broke up two years later. He then joined the Coachmen a Latin American outfit that worked the club and restaurant scene around Melbourne.  In 1968 it left to join the Dolphins a small club and hotel band, he was still with the band in 1970 when he entered T.V’s Showcase talent quest show as a solo artist.  Winning the heats and state finals of Showcase, he finished with one of the minor placing in the 1970 national final. As a result he received many booking from club and hotel promoters, which forced him to leave the Dolphins. In 1971 he released his first single “Every time You Touch Me” and later that year Tony’s talent won him Bandstands Best Male Newcomer of the Year. The release of his second single (here for you to download) “Tonight” b/w “So Glad You Happened To Me” (EA-9706) IN November ’71 made the charts in most Aussie states. Tony has been compared to the likes of great talents such as Tom Jones, Englebert Humperdink, Mario Lanza , Elvis Presley and Luciano Pavarotti, all rolled into one amazing Entertainer. Additionally, Tony has also headlined several International Cruise lines such as: Cunard, Princess, Holland America and Royal Caribbean. Tony has a credit of 15 albums and two hit singles. flac

1 comment:

Micko said...

Great post Ozzie..Tony is certainly one Australia's very best vocalists with a voice comparable to Tom Jones & others you mention..and yet it's a voice which is instantly identifiable as his own. Nice to have this in FLAC quality also..many thanks mate