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Umberto Tozzi

Apr 23rd 2018 @ Teatro Duse

Bologna, Italy
I Was There
About Umberto Tozzi
International, Italian
Monday, April 23rd, 2018
9:00 PM
Teatro Duse
Via Cartoleria, 42, Bologna, Italy
Umberto Tozzi (born March 4, 1952 in Turin) is an Italian musician.In 1968 he began as a guitarist in the Turin rock group `Off Sound`, whose members were then, just like Tozzi, 16 years old. He then went on a nationwide tour with Adriano Pappalardo, whose group included a total of 13 musicians.In 1974, at the age of 22, Umberto Tozzi started writing songs for others. This year, together with Damiano Dattoli, Un corpo un`anima was created, sung by Wess and Dori Ghezzi at Canzonissima and immediately won there.After this success as a songwriter, the next phase began in which he began to sing his own songs himself. At that time began working with Giancarlo Bigazzi. In 1976 he wrote Io camminerò. Fausto Leali interpreted this song successfully. In the same year Tozzi recorded his first solo album Donna amante mia, on which he u. a. Io camminerò once again interpreted himself.The big breakthrough came for Tozzi in the late 1970s with a hit hat-trick: in 1977 he landed with Ti amo an international bestseller, followed in 1978 Tu and 1979 appeared the successful Gloria. In the production of the album Gloria Tozzi for the first time made an unusual way for the time. The album was created in the Union-Studio Munich with exclusively non-Italian musicians. The best-known among them were the guitarist Lee Ritenour and the jazz pianist Greg Mathieson, who was also responsible for all arrangements. In addition, Barry Morgan played drums, Les Hurdle Bass and Mats Björklund guitar. Some titles were recorded by the Munich studio musicians Curt Cress, drums, and Günther Gebauer, bass (without mention on the LP). All three titles mentioned above have been and are covered again and again internationally, with the Gloria version of Laura Branigan probably the most well-known, since she could even land a number two hit in the US charts.
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About Umberto Tozzi
International, Italian