Romano Mussolini

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Birthday
26, 1927
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Feb 3, 2006 (78)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
26, 1927
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Feb 3, 2006 (78)

About

Respected jazz artist and painter who was the fourth son of Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.

Before Fame

He was introduced to jazz at age four from a record bought by his older brother. He performed under a different name at the start of his career.

Trivia

His group, the Romano Mussolini All Stars, became one of Italy's most popular jazz bands in the 1960s.

Family Life

His father was just as much a dictator at home as he was in office, always pushing young Robert to practice more. He would play classical pieces on the violin alongside his father as a child.

Associated With

He was just as popular in the U.S. as in Italy, jamming with the likes of Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Lionel Hampton.