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Alessandro Alessandroni (1925–2017)

Alessandro Alessandroni was born in Rome. He came to fame for playing the guitar and "the whistle" theme on Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars (1964) on music composed by Ennio Morricone. Alessandroni started playing at age 11. When still a teenager, he formed a band playing in several venues in Italy and he was already fond of guitar, piano, sax... See full bio »


(age 92) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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The Lego Movie
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Once Upon a Time in the West
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A Fistful of Dollars
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The Story of Us
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 2014 Feriado (musician: piano)
 2014 The Lego Movie (score whistler)
 2008 Hell Ride (soloist: arghilofono and melodica)
 1991 Lucky Luke (solo whistler)
 1977 KZ9 - Lager di sterminio (conductor)
 1976 Under the Sheets (conductor)
 1974 La signora gioca bene a scopa? (conductor)
 1972 Tutti i colori del buio (musician: sitar - uncredited)
 1971 È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! (musician: guitar - uncredited) / (singer - uncredited)
 1969 Sabata (musician: lead guitar - uncredited)
 1968 Once Upon a Time in the West (musician: whistle - uncredited)
 1967 Renegade Riders (original song - as Alessandroni)
 1967 Wanted (conductor: "When You Are Wanted")
 1966 Seven Dollars on the Red (conductor)
 1965 For a Few Dollars More (musician: whistling and guitar - uncredited)
 1964 Die Goldsucher von Arkansas (conductor: choir)
 1964 A Fistful of Dollars (music arranger: choral - uncredited) / (musician: electric guitar - uncredited) / (musician: guitar solos - uncredited) / (musician: lead guitar - uncredited) / (musician: whistler - uncredited)
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Alessandroni is a guitarist and vocalist. His distinctive whistle has been heard on numerous Italian Westerns. Alessandroni also founded the vocal group 'I Cantori Moderni'. See more »

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