Friday, September 15, 2023

RIP Franco Migliacci


Italian actor, author, songwriter and lyricist Francesco ‘Franco’ Migliacci died in Rome, Italy on September 15, 2023. He was 92. Among his successful songs was "Nel blu dipinto di blu". In his career he worked with some of the greatest Italian artists, from Mina to Domenico Modugno and Gianni Morandi. Born in Mantua, Lombardy, Italy on October 28, 1930, Migliacci wrote songs for numerous artists, in particular Gianni Morandi, such as the famous "C'era un ragazzo che come me amava i Beatles e i Rolling Stones", "Fatti mandare dalla mamma a prendere il latte", "Andavo a cento all'ora", "In ginocchio da te". He was the lyricist of songs sung by Mina, Milva, Fred Bongusto, Rita Pavone and Patty Pravo. Other well-known songs include "Tintarella di luna" and "Una rotonda sul mare". In 2003 he was appointed president of SIAE. He also co-founded Mimo Records with Domenico Modugno. Migliacci was the lyricist on the 1966 main theme song “Django” for the film of the same name. The song appeared again in Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 “Django Unchained”.  

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