Joe Dolce

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Dolce in 2003

Joseph Dolce (born 13 October 1947) is an American-born Australian singer-songwriter, poet and essayist. He had international fame with the 1980 hit song "Shaddap You Face". The song sold millions worldwide was released under the name of his one-man show called Joe Dolce Music Theatre. "Shaddap You Face" was charted at No. 1 in many countries including Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It is Australia's most successful single in terms of sales (450,000 units as of 2013).[1]

Dolce was born in Painesville, Ohio. His parents were Italian-Americans. He moved to Melbourne, Victoria in 1978.

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  1. "Joe Dolce". AustLit. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2019.

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