Longtime Wallingford music teacher's son wins Grammy Award

Longtime Wallingford music teacher's son wins Grammy Award



WALLINGFORD — Anthony Rossomando, along with Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, won a Grammy Award Sunday for co-writing "Shallow," the signature song from the blockbuster movie "A Star Is Born."

The four beat out "All the Stars" from the "Black Panther" soundtrack, as well as songs from "Coco" and "The Greatest Showman" to win the award for best song written for visual media.

Rossomando, 42, is a Hamden native and the son of longtime Moran Middle School music teacher Fred Rossomando.

Last month, the tune won a Golden Globe award for best original song.

Anthony Rossomando gained recognition as a guitarist and founding member of the English indie rock band Dirty Pretty Things.

Through professional connections he met Ronson, a top flight producer, and Wyatt, a prominent musician/songwriter/producer, which led to high profile gigs collaborating on Boy George's comeback single.

Ronson then introduced Anthony Rossomando to Lady Gaga and their friendship led to playing together at the 2016 Democratic National Convention the day of Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech.

Fred Rossomando and his wife, Josephine, live in Hamden. He retired from teaching in 2003.

*Information from the Associated Press was used in this story.

— Record-Journal staff


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