Amii Stewart

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First getting noticed in the 1975 Broadway musical Bubbling Brown Sugar, Stewart would finally get her lasting imprint on pop culture five years later when she covered the Eddie Floyd standby Knock on Wood to a disco beat. It earned her a Grammy nod and went platinum.
Stewart’s follow-up hit, a disco cover of The Doors’ Light My Fire failed to chart in the U.S. but went Top 5 in the UK, where she had continous success well into the 1980s.

Where are they now?

Amii moved to Italy in late 1982 and has currently been very active in the Italian entertainment scene. She played Mary Magdalene in Italian touring company of Jesus Christ Superstar in 2000.
Since 2001, she has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in Italy, dealing with AIDS work and releasing a charity single in ’06 benefiting UNICEF.

In 2003, Stewart starred as Billie Holiday in the one-woman show Lady Day, releasing a cast album the following year. 2007 saw Stewart in the Sanremo Music Festival for the 2nd time, performing a duet with Piero Mazzocchetti.

One response to “Amii Stewart”

  1. Cav. Edward Jackson PH.D. says:

    Salve Amii Stewart:

    Poco fa L’ ho vista in tivu presso il canale ‘RAI Internazionle’ qua a nuovo york al programma “Italia Ieri e Oggi. La voglio ringraziare per quanto riguarda la Sua bella voce ed anche la Sua interpretazione della canzone napolitana standard. Mi ha portato le lacrime ai miei occhi. C’e’ il Suo CD con le canzoni italiane che posso comprare qua negli Stati Uniti? Io sono insegnante della lingua italiana qui a nuovo york.

    A risentirci,
    Cav. Edward Jackson PH.D.

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