Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content

Wess & Dori Ghezzi

Group Members:Wesley Johnson
Dori Ghezzi
Active:1972-1979
Nationality:American-Italian
   
National Finals:
ESC Entries:Era (1975)
   
Website:

Biography

Dori Ghezzi is an Italian singer who was active as a recording artist between 1966 and 1989.After winning a regional song festival in 1966, Ghezzi was offered a recording contract with Milan-based record label Durium. In the following years, she released several successful singles. In 1974 Ghezzi became the partner of singer Fabrizio De André and the couple had set up home in Sardinia, where Ghezzi had given birth to a daughter in 1977. On the evening of 27 August 1979, Ghezzi and De André were kidnapped by members of Sardinia’s Anonima sequestri, and were held captive in the Supramontemountains for almost four months before being released.

Wess was an Amrican born Italian singer and bass guitarist.perhaps mostly known for representing Italy along with Dori Ghezzi in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975. He formed a successful duo with Ghezzi between 1972 and 1979, and achieved some hits in Italy.Wess also was a singer and played bass guitar for the soul-funk band Wess & The Airedales in the 1960s and early 1970s. Originally from North Carolina, Wess moved to Italy in the 1960s in pursuit of a musical career. He died in New York, while touring, on September 21, 2009, aged 64.

 

Entries

Country:Italy
Year:1975
Language:Italian
   
Artist:Wess & Dori Ghezzi
Song:Era
Lyrics:Andrea lo Vecchio
Composer(s):Shel Shapiro
Conductor:Natale Massara
   
Backings:Unknown
Results 
Points:115
Position:3
Running order:19
Follow Us: