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Pop Singer
Born Mar 25, 1940

Mina Anna Quaini, known as Mina, is an Italian pop singer. She was a staple of Italian television variety shows and a dominant figure in Italian pop music from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, known for her three-octave vocal range, the agility of her soprano voice, and her image as an emancipated woman. In performance, Mina combined several modern styles with traditional Italian melodies and swing music, which made her the most versatile pop singer in Italian music.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mina.


1940 Birth Born on March 25, 1940.


After finishing high school in 1958, she attended college where she majored in accounting.
Her first hit with the band featured Mina performed an extra-loud, syncopated version of the popular song "Nessuno" ("Nobody"), which she performed at the first rock festival in the Milan Ice Palace in February 1959. … Read More


1961 21 Years Old As her songs and movies were already popular abroad, Mina started to tour Spain and Japan, and performed on Venezuelan TV in 1961. … Read More
1962 22 Years Old 1 More Event
The presentation of her German single "Heißer Sand" on 12 March 1962 on Peter Kraus's TV show caused a boom of 40,000 record sales in ten days in Germany. … Read More
1963 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Mina was banned from Italian TV and radio in 1963 because her pregnancy and relationship with a married actor did not accord with the dominant Catholic and bourgeois morals. … Read More
1964 24 Years Old 1 More Event
On 10 January 1964 she returned to the TV screen on the program La fiera dei sogni, and performed the song "Città vuota", a cover of Gene McDaniels' "It's a Lonely Town (Lonely Without You)", which was her first release on the RiFi label. … Read More
1965 25 Years Old Her recordings of 1965 included the scatting performance of "Spirale Waltz", the theme song for the film The 10th Victim. … Read More
1967 27 Years Old …  Mina continued to perform on Italian TV, and presented "Zum zum zum" on the spring 1967 variety series Sabato sera, accompanied by the NATO naval band. … Read More
1969 29 Years Old …  Among them, bugiardo più che mai più incosciente che mai was Mina's first independent album to reach #1 of the weekly Italian charts and was the biggest selling album of 1969 in Italy. quando tu mi spiavi in cima a un batticuore was seventh on the annual record chart of 1970. … Read More


1972 32 Years Old …  The single was released in April 1972 and topped the Italian charts. … Read More
1973 33 Years Old Mina lost her husband Virgilio Crocco in a car accident in 1973. … Read More
1974 34 Years Old She recorded the theme song "Fa presto, fa piano" ("Works Quickly, Works Quietly") for the film La sculacciata, issued in 1974. … Read More
1978 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Her last concert appearances, a series of thirteen fully booked concerts at La Bussola in 1978, were cut short due to her illness.


1981 41 Years Old Mina became engaged to her current husband, Swiss cardiologist Eugenio Quaini, in 1981. They were married on 10 January 2006 in Lugano. … Read More
1989 49 Years Old Starting in 1989, all of her records included the jazzy piano playing of Danilo Rea.


The break in Mina's TV appearances lasted until 2001, when she released footage of her recording sessions. … Read More
2007 67 Years Old …  In 2007, Mina published Todavía, an album in Spanish and Portuguese, which reached #36 on the Spanish charts and #1 on the Italian charts.
2010 70 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010 she married the cardiologist and heart surgeon Eugenio Quaini, but according to Italian law, women do not change surname through marriage. … Read More
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