BERLIN (dpa) – At 54, she was still a mother and about ten years later she was on her way
To the “Half Ironman” triathlon: Italian rock singer Gianna Nannini (“Bello e Impossibile”) is reluctant to accept supposed physical limits.
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“I usually exercise five or six days a week,” said the Siena-born, Tuscany.
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Training ambition. This also has an effect on her singing: “For me, music and sports are two forms of fitness. When I sing, I use the whole body as an instrument.” Today, rock singer and strong woman Gianna Nannini celebrates her 67th birthday.
For decades, songs like “Latin Lover” or “Bello e Impossibile” have made their way into the hearts of fans. Musikerin had already presented her debut album “Gianna Nannini” in 1976. Nannini celebrated her international accomplishments in 1982 at the legendary “Rockpalast” Essen, the television concert broadcast across Europe.
At the 1990 FIFA World Cup in her country, she sang the football anthem “Un’estate italiana” (“Italian Summer”) with Eduardo Pinato, making it number two on the charts in Germany. A true classic: the Italian team celebrated their first victory over Turkey with this thirty-year-old hit: the Italian summer lasts forever.