Michelino, stage name of Michele Gramazio was an Italian singer.
Born in Lucera. Around year 1940s Gramazio moved to Rome.
Among the first Italian artists to adopt Latin American music styles. Michelino was considered the Italian father of the cha-cha-cha, mainly thanks to the success of the song “Cha cha cha della segretaria”, a cover of Pepe Luis’ “Cha cha cha de las segretarias”, which ranked at the sixth place on the Italian hit parade.
Michelino was also well known for the song “La pachanga”, which charted #9 on the hit parade.
Pepe Luis orginal “Cha cha cha della segretaria”
Farewell to Michelino Gramazio
Italian father of cha cha cha
28/12/2010 at Corsico there was the funeral of Michele Gramazio, aka Michelino. An artist well known since the forties as a singer, musician, percussionist and arranger. Gramazio died in a Como clinic at the age of 84.