Jazz superstar, boxing champ added to Italian American mural

Aug 22, 2018 955

A jazz superstar and a boxing champion have been added to a mural in upstate New York. Grammy Award winner Chuck Mangione and ex-welterweight and middleweight world champion Carmen Basilio were added to Rochester's Little Italy Wall Mural on Sunday. The two city natives join other notable Italian Americans, including Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, Madonna, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and boxing legend Rocky Marciano.

Mangione has released more than 30 albums. He achieved international success in 1977 with his jazz-flavored single "Feels So Good." Basilio fought two bruising bouts with Sugar Ray Robinson, winning his middleweight title and later losing it to him.

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SOURCE: https://www.boston25news.com/

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