Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Festival di Sanremo - Riccarado Fogli

Riccardo Fogli (born October 21 1947 in Pontedera, Province of Pisa, Italy) is an Italian singer.

He was fond of music since his childhood. In the 1960s, he became a fan of The Beatles, which also influenced his decision to start his career as a singer.

In 1964, at the age of 17, Riccardo joined Slenders. Two years later, in 1966, he became the lead singer of Pooh. In 1973, he left Pooh and started his solo career; however, later on he performed many songs together with Pooh, most notably Giorni Cantati "The Days Sung Together".

In 1973, Riccardo issued his first album Ciao amore come stai, which was followed by his second album Riccardo Fogli in 1976; the song Mondo from this album became a hit. However, it was not until the early 1980s that Fogli eventually worked out his style of performance.

The 1980s were a great success for Riccardo Fogli. In this period, the lyrics of his songs became more philosophical and his singing manner became more emotional. It was in the 1980s that Fogli gained overwhelming popularity both within and outside Italy. In 1981, Riccardo Fogli performed one of his most famous and lyrical song, Malinconia and in 1982 he was a winner at Festival di Sanremo with Storie di tutti i giorni, where he out-did even the duet of Al Bano and Romina Power with their hit Felicità . Since then, Riccardo Fogli became world famous; his 1982 album Collezione was issued in nearly a million copies in Western Europe, Japan and the USSR, where he became particularly popular.

Riccardo Fogli participated in the Eurovision Song Contest with the entry Per Lucia in 1983, finishing in 11th place.

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