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Don Backy, aka Aldo Caponi (Santa Croce, 21 August 1939) is an Italian singer and actor.

Begins to strum the guitar as a kid, after seeing the film, in 1956, the film "Hard Target rock and roll", where Bill Haley sings, accompanied by the group of Comets, Rock Around the Clock: then begins to sing usually with the group of "Golden Boys" (working by day as a clerk in a tannery for leather), using the stage name of "Agaton" and, soon, writing songs, until in 1960 he recorded his first 45 , recorded in Rome and self-produced, containing the songs "Flying Away" and "Only You" as "Agaton and the Pirates". The 100 copies are purchased directly from him.

A few months later he went to Turin, where it affects (this time with the group "Golden Boys", who changed the name to "Kiss"), the second 45 laps – even self-produced – with a song by Alberto Siena, "Bill Haley rock "and a version of" Do not be ashamed "of Giorgio Gaber sung in two voices – Everly Brothers-style – with Alberto, the fantastic vocal-guitarist of the group.

The following year he wrote the story of Frankie Ballan, a ballad inspired by the story of Frank, his friend ran away from home with his girlfriend, Wally: music, very unusual at that time, the atmosphere resembles a Western. Aldo believes the young man to the end of this song: he traveled to Turin to record it in the third self-produced 45 rpm (this time the name used is "Kleiner Agaton"), reserving the B-side to I miss you, a piece written for four hands Alberto Siena.

The disk is sent to record companies and producers. The teacher said Mariano, partner at the time of Alexander Celentano (brother of Adrian), listen to the disc and send to Adriano, who is looking for new artists to be launched for his record label, Clan Celentano, founded in that period after closing the contract with the Joker, but Cocker ball is the song that the singer. Said Mariano does not give up after a few days then repeats the disc to listen to Adrian, obtaining a second refusal. Only curiosity pushes Milena Cantu, (then girlfriend Celentano) to listen to the disc, remaining enthusiastic. Cocker then becomes convinced of the originality of the song and the singer, so he does call his brother a letter. The boy is thrilled to Milan and has still managed to be hired.

Ricky Gianco Guidone and other members of the clan decided to change the name of art and opt for Don Backy Agaton. The newly formed record label (March 1962) sends the first Cantagiro with the story of Frankie Ballan. On the B side of the disc is engraved Fugitive The new version of I miss you with the text rewritten by Luciano Beretta.

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