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Lucio Battisti

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Lucio Battisti was born in Poggio Bustone, a small town in central Italy, on March 5, 1943. His family moved to Rome and he learned how to play guitar in his teens. In the early 1960s Battisti made his first appearances onstage as a member of I Campioni, the backing band of singer Tony Dallara and traveled abroad to countries like England and Germany where he absorbed the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and The Animals, and developed a passion for Soul and Rhythm & Blues which he would successfully introduce into Italian Pop music. The following year he relocated to Milan in search of a record contract. A&R woman Christine Leroux saw that Battisti had talent and thus introduced him to Giulio “Mogol” Rapetti, already an established wordsmith. Italian pop’s most successful writing partnership was born.

After writing several songs for Italian Beat groups which became chart hits, in 1966 Battisti debuted as a singer/songwriter with the single Per una lira, which failed to chart. But a year later Equipe 84 had a big hit with Battisti/Mogol’s innovative “29 settembre”, the first in a long line of achievements (which would also include an UK Number 1 courtesy of Amen Corner’s If Paradise Is Half As Nice).

By 1969, Battisti had become a star, first making a one-off appearance at the Sanremo Festival alongside Wilson Pickett, then winning the Festivalbar with Acqua Azzurra, Acqua Chiara, and finally issuing his classic self-titled debut album. 1970 was another crucial year for Battisti: he got married, recorded his second album Emozioni and, most notably, went on a week-long horse-riding journey from Milan to Rome with Mogol.

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  • DavidVSoho

    Concedete i diritti di Battisti. Lucio è di tutti!

    2 Aug 4:34pm Reply
  • Assedor

    Lucio Battisti is the most Italian singer.

    22 Jul 6:09pm Reply
  • PlasticSoul

    Lucio Battisti è il musicista più grande di tutti i tempi. Punto.

    27 Jun 12:46am Reply
  • spikefuzz

    ciao Lucio!

    21 Jun 11:07pm Reply
  • gothikaceltic

    il mio canto libero

    17 Jan 11:46pm Reply
  • fernandomys

    I giardini di Marzo.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • xDream95

    KasparovDeepBlu fa tutto l'alternativo e poi si ascolta i cani. #hipster

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • laryoverkill

    pensiere e parole ,♥

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Akayz7

    also, I like the very skillful use of words by that folk00 fella. He could do well to sod off for the time being. :)

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • Akayz7

    Beautiful music, thankyou man. :'(

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • AngeloSwift13

    folkfag00 You don't know what you're saying.

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    lol [2]

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • KasparovDeepBlu

    lol

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Sound-Of-Nature

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • TheDarthsala

    dear folkfag00, you're indeed a fag and I urge you to shut the fuck up

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • folkfag00

    once you get past the repulsive language, the music is still borderline mediocre

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Harry_01

    Anima Latina is a really cool album.

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • FedericoPinneri

    Ti dovrebbe essere interdetto l'accesso a questa pagina. Snobbare a priori i gusti musicali degli altri - come con il post-rock -, o criticare deliberatamente una categoria di ascoltatori - ascoltatrici, in questo caso, visto che ti rivolgi principalmente alle "italian girl" - è sinonimo di ignoranza, musicale e non. E questo perché, qua in mezzo, il primo "utter moron" sei proprio tu. Anche perché, se non lo fossi, non scriveresti commenti assurdi come questi ultimi due.

    12 Aug 2012 Reply
  • KasparovDeepBlu

    v scommetto che non hai capito neanche mezza parola di quello che ho scritto. Mentre cerchi di tirarne fuori qualcosa, continua ad ascoltare post-rock, mi raccomando

    12 Aug 2012 Reply
  • FedericoPinneri

    v E' arrivato il genietto che ha capito tutto dalla vita...

    28 Jul 2012 Reply
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