Thursday, August 06, 2009

Croonobit: Renato Pagliari

No, no; you're thinking of Joe Dolce. Renato Pagliari was one half of Renee and Renato, who had a Christmas number one in 1982 with Save Your Love.

The most fascinating part of the story is that the writer of the song, Johnny Edward, spotted Renato on New Faces in 1975. "He'd be perfect for singing this" thought Johnny. It took seven years, then, for the partnership to come to fruition.

There was never a follow-up hit, but Renato kept singing. Lately, at his son's restaurant, which is also called Renato's.