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|Pino Donaggio Original Cover|
|Pino Donaggio in 1965|
"Io Che Non Vivo Senza Te" is a song written by Venetian singer and songwriter Pino Donaggio and Vito Pallavicini in 1965.
Pino Donaggio, also a singer, performed this song the same year at the Sanremo Festival. The British singer Dusty Springfield was also guest of the Festival, heard it and she loved it. She went back to London and presented it to Vicki Wickham and Simon Napier-Bell, who wrote the English lyrics for the song. Released in early 1966 with the title “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” the song became a huge hit and remains one of the songs most identified with her.
|Dusty Original Cover|
|Dusty in 1966|
The song hit #1 in the UK, the only #1 of Springfield's career in the UK, and #4 in the USA.
"Io Che Non Vivo Senza Te" a song famous all over the world just like Venice, the city where the song and also myself were born. The Italian title means "I, who can't live without you"...and indeed if you go to Venice you won't be able to take it away from your heart ever!
|Pino Donaggio in Venice nowadays|
|Pino Donaggio at home in Venice|
Stay tuned for my Friday blog about the “Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert”.