|British teen singer Nita Rossi released just four singles – including the great Untrue unfaithful and the northern soul stomper Something to give – before slipping into obscurity.
Nita Rossi was born in 1948 in Bournemouth, on England’s south coast. Her father owned the Continental Café at the town’s Lansdowne Hotel. Her grandparents on her father’s side hailed from Italy.
As a teenager, she took part in local singing competitions and sang with bands at hotel gigs.
In 1965, she sent a tape to Tom Jones’s manager, Gordon Mills, and he invited her for an audition.
He wasted little time in signing her up and she duly joined the Piccadilly label in 1965.
She ended up moving to Piacenza in northern Italy, where she would remain. In recent years, she has been pleasantly surprised to find her old records in demand.
She passed away on March 8, 2021 in Piacenza, Italy due to cancer.|