Nessuno mi può giudicare
NESSUNO MI PUO’ GIUDICARE (Pace-Panzeri-Beretta-Del Prete) - Caterina Caselli – 1966
Adriano Celentano was supposed to sing it onstage at the Festival of Sanremo in 1966, but the “molleggiato” chose Il ragazzo della via Gluck, opening the way to success for a young female singer from Sassuolo who presented it onstage, clutching a pink Fender bass guitar. Her hair was cut in a blonde helmet (hence the nickname Casco d’Oro-Golden Helmet) by the Vergottini brothers, fashionable Milan hairdressers. Caterina Caselli immediately became the beat girl par excellence, and that song that she sang with such rage perfectly embodied the growing generation gap of the mid-1960s. Gene Pitney was the ideal counterpart in its second performance at the Festival, and the song immediately became a hit movie (with the same title, directed by Ettore Fizzarotti). The song survived, rejecting the accusation of plagiarism due to a similarity to the opening bars of the Neapolitan classic Fenesta ca lucive. Pitney recorded it in French, English and German, while Caselli had to be content with the Spanish (Ninguno me puede juzgar). It became the anthem for Gay Pride in 2000 and returned to baptize a movie in 2011, directed by Massimiliano Bruno.