|Birth name||Charles Roberts|
|Born||23 August 1940|
Tanner, Alabama, United States
|Died||January 14, 2005, (age 64)|
Before he became famous in show business, Roberts served in the United States Navy and was a Navy champion boxer. He first got interested in singing by a country-oriented musician named Doug Fowlkes, who was in a band called the Airdales (US-navy slang for Navy pilots).
In 1967, he had a major Italian hit, "Stasera Mi Butto", which sold 3.7 million copies and won the Festivalbar. The song's success led to a 1967 motion picture of the same title, starring Roberts. He appeared subsequently in several other Italian films.
|1967||Non mi dire mai good-bye|
|1967||Stasera mi butto||Himself|
|1967||Una ragazza tutta d'oro||Himself|
|1968||I ragazzi di Bandiera Gialla||Himself|
|1969||Il ragazzo che sorride||Rocky||(final film role)|
- "Italian fans rave for 'Bama Singer", UPI in The Beaver County Times, May 6, 1970.
- "Rocky Roberts, 66; Ex-Boxer Made a Hit Record, Movie in Italy", Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2005.
- "From the Music Capitals of the World: Milan", Billboard, September 30, 1967.
- Núñez Marqués, Anselmo (2006). "Django y Ringo, sucedáneos con identidad". Western a la europea...: un plato que se sirve frío (in Spanish). Entrelineas Editores. p. 124. ISBN 9788498024326.
- Randy Lewis, "Quentin Tarantino discusses the music of 'Django Unchained'", Los Angeles Times, December 25, 2012.