Detto Mariano

Detto Mariano (27 July 1937 – 25 March 2020) was an Italian composer, arranger, lyricist, pianist, record producer and music publisher.

Detto Mariano
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Mariano in 1971
Mariano Detto

(1937-07-27)27 July 1937
Died25 March 2020(2020-03-25) (aged 82)
Milan, Lombardy, Italy


Born Mariano Detto in Monte Urano, Mariano started his career in 1958 but was launched by entering the Adriano Celentano's "Clan Celentano", becoming keyboardist in his accompanying group "I Ribelli", sporadic lyricist and official arranger of all the songs of the clan between 1962 and 1967.[1][2] He also collaborated with Lucio Battisti, Mina, Milva, Equipe 84.[1] Later he focused on composing numerous film soundtracks, especially comedy films.[1]

On 25 March 2020, Mariano died of COVID-19 at the age of 82.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Dizionario Completo Della: Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore. ISBN 88-09-75625-8.
  2. ^ Sergio Cotti. Adriano Celentano 1957/2007 – 50 anni da ribelle. Editori Riuniti, 2007.
  3. ^ È morto Detto Mariano, ha composto canzoni per Celentano, Mina e Battisti (in Italian)

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