Roberto Pregadio

Roberto Pregadio (December 6, 1928 – November 15, 2010) was an Italian composer, conductor and TV-personality. Born in Catania and graduated in piano at the Conservatory of Naples, in 1960 Pregadio became a pianist in the RAI Light Music Orchestra. From the second half of the sixties, for about fifteen years old, he composed and directed about fifty musical scores. His soundtracks includes The Last Killer, Ben and Charlie, Mondo Cannibale, SS Experiment Camp, The Last House on the Beach, Kriminal. As composer he was probably best known for the whistled musical score for the spaghetti western The Forgotten Pistolero, that he composed with Franco Micalizzi and that was later used in several episodes of The Ren & Stimpy Show and in a 1999 episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. In Italy he was also well known as the partner of Corrado Mantoni, from 1968 to 1997, and later of Gerry Scotti until 2007, in the radio and TV show La corrida.


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