Francesco De Gregori (born in Rome on April 4, 1951) is one of the most original Italian songwriters. The poetry and commitment in his songs, as well as the melody of his compositions (inspired by Lucio Battisti, as De Gregori once stated), make him one of the best artists on the Italian musical landscape.
Antonello Venditti (born March 8, 1949) is an Italian singer-songwriter who became famous in 1970s for the social themes of his songs.
Antonello Venditti was born in Rome, the son of a police commissary.
Rino Gaetano (born Salvatore Antonio Gaetano in Crotone, Calabria on 29 October 1950; died in Rome on 2 June 1981) was an Italian singer-songwriter of the 1970s who combined commercial pop and rock influences with traditional Italian styles.
Edoardo Bennato is an Italian musician and singer/songwriter born in Naples, on July 23, 1949.
Following a spell in London he began performing as a one-man-band playing guitar, harmonica, kazoo and kick drum. He shaped his character on Blues and Rock, fusing them with mediterranean elements.
Ivano Alberto Fossati is an Italian pop singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and percussionist born in Genoa. In his musical journey he experimented genres from beat to rock, from prog rock (with his band Delirium) to pop, from symphonic orchestrations to world sounds.
Lucio Battisti (5 March 1943 – 9 September 1998) was an Italian singer and composer. He is considered to be one of the best-known and most influential musicians and authors in Italian pop/rock music history.
Roberto Vecchioni (born June 25, 1943) is an Italian singer-songwriter and writer.
Biography Vecchioni was born in Carate Brianza, province of Milan, to a family of Neapolitan origin. In 1968 he graduated in Ancient Literatures at the Università Cattolica of Milan, where he remained for two years as assistant lecturer of History of Religions.
Daniele Silvestri is an Italian songwriter from Rome, where he was born in 1968. After having participated several times in Sanremo Festival, where he became successful with the song "Salirò" in 2002, he played a concert with Inti Illimani (the famous Chilean group) last summer at Roma Rock Festival.
Vasco Rossi (born 7 February 1952) is an Italian singer-songwriter. During his 30-year career, he has published 21 albums (including live and collection discs) and has written some 130 songs, as well as lyrics for other artists.
Fiorella Mannoia (Roma, 4 aprile 1954) è una cantante italiana. Inizia giovanissima a lavorare nel mondo del cinema come stuntgirl, facendo da controfigura a Monica Vitti. Debutta nello mondo musicale a Castrocaro nel 1968 cantando Un bambino sul leone di Adriano Celentano. La collaborazione con Memmo Foresi porta all'uscita dell'album Mannoia Foresi & co..
Fabrizio De André (18 February 1940 – 11 January 1999) was a leading Italian singer-songwriter. In his works he often told stories of marginalised and rebellious people, above all prostitutes, that were seen by De André as an answer to the bourgeois prissiness.