Thursday, January 19, 2012

RIP Giancarlo Bigazzi

Giancarlo Bigazzi has died, author of "Rose rosse", "Lisa dagli occhi blu" and "Ti amo"

The composer died in a hospital on Wednesday night in Viareggio. He wrote many of the greatest Italian pop hits. He was 71 years-old.

MILAN - The world of Italian music is in mourning. Giancarlo Bigazzi died on the night of Wednesday, January 18, at 71, the composer and lyricist Giancarlo Bigazzi. He was hospitalized for several days in the hospital in Viareggio Versilia. A record producer, Bigazzi was the leader of the group "Squallor" and wrote such hits as “Rose rosse”, “Ti amo”, “Gloria”, “Si può dare di più”, “Gente di mare”, “Self Control”, “Eternità”. "Red Roses", "I love you," "Gloria," "You can give more," "Sea People", "Self control " and "Eternity".

In 1971 Bigozzi created with his friend, and lyricist Daniel Pace, along the musicians Totò Savio, Alfredo Cerruti and Elio Gariboldi they recorded as Squalor. At first it was just a prank between friends who had unexpected success for over twenty years. For Squallor, Bigazzi wrote all the lyrics and some screenplays, appearing as an actor in two films as themselves Squallor in the Euro-western "Arrapaho" (1984) and "Birds of Italy." For these films he also wrote songs for the soundtracks: "Mery per sempre” and  “Ragazzi fuori" performed by Marco Risi, Mediterraneo and Gabriele Salvatores.

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