Riccardo Fogli

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

Biography[edit]

Early career[edit]

Riccardo Fogli was born on 21 October 1947 in Pontedera. 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, Fogli 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 (Hello, Love, How Are You?), which was followed by his second album Riccardo Fogli in 1976; the song "Mondo" ("World") from this album became a hit. However, it was not until the early 1980s that Fogli eventually worked out his style of performance.

1980s[edit]

The 1980s were a pinnacle of 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, Fogli performed one of his most famous and lyrical song, "Malinconia" ("Melancholy"), and in 1982 he was a winner at Festival di Sanremo with his another hit "Storie di tutti i giorni" ("Everyday Stories"), where he out-did even the duet of Al Bano and Romina Power with their hit "Felicità" ("Happiness"). Since then, Riccardo Fogli became world famous; his 1982 album Collezione (Collection) was issued in nearly a million copies in Western Europe, Japan and the USSR, where he became particularly popular.

Riccardo Fogli participated in Eurovision Song Contest with the entry "Per Lucia" ("For Lucia") in 1983, where he finished in 11th place and received 41 points. Also, he was married to an Italian singer Viola Valentino but then divorced.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Ciao amore, come stai (1973)
  • Riccardo Fogli (1976)
  • Il sole, l'aria, la luce, il cielo (1977)
  • Io ti porto via (1978)
  • Che ne sai (1979)
  • Alla fine di un lavoro (1980)
  • Campione (1981)
  • Collezione (1982)
  • Compagnia (1982)
  • Il primo Riccardo Fogli (Collection) (1982)
  • Torna a sorridere (1984)
  • 1985 (1985)
  • Le infinite vie del cuore (1987)
  • Storie di tutti i giorni (Collection) (1987)
  • Amore di guerra (1988)
  • Non finisce così (1989)
  • Sentirsi uniti (1990)
  • A metà del viaggio (1991)
  • Canzoni d'amore (Collection) (1991)
  • Teatrino meccanico (1992)
  • Mondo (Collection) (1992)
  • Nella fossa dei leoni (1994)
  • Fogli su Fogli (Unplugged) (1995)
  • Romanzo (1996)
  • Greatest Hits (1997)
  • Ballando (1998)
  • Matteo (Recordings of 1976) (1999)
  • Il mondo di Riccardo Fogli (Collection) (1999)
  • Storie di tutti i giorni (Live) (2002)
  • Il Vincitore - Musicfarm (2004)
  • Storie d'amore (Anthology + 3 unreleased) (2004)
  • Ci saranno giorni migliori (2005)
  • Riccardo Fogli (Book + CD) (2008)

Singles[edit]

  • "Zan zan" \ "I 10 comandamenti dell'amore" (1970)
  • "Due regali" \ "Oh Mary" (1973)
  • "Strana donna" \ "La prima notte senza lei" (1973)
  • "Complici" \ "Strana donna" (1974)
  • "Amico sei un gigante" \ "Una volta di più" (1974)
  • "Guardami" \ "Gente per bene" (1975)
  • "Mondo" \ "Finito" (1976)
  • "Ti voglio dire" \ "Viaggio" (1976)
  • "Stella" \ "Anna ti ricordi" (1977)
  • "Ricordati" \ "Paola" (1977)
  • "Io ti porto via" \ "Si alza grande nel sole, la mia voglia di te" (1978)
  • "Che ne sai" \ "Come una volta" (1979)
  • "Pace" \ "Che amore vuoi che sia" (1979)
  • "Ti amo però" \ "È l'amore" (1980)
  • "Scene da un amore" \ "Angelina" (1980)
  • "Malinconia" \ "La strada" (1981)
  • "Storie di tutti i giorni" \ "L'amore che verrà" (1982)
  • "Compagnia" \ "Piccoli tradimenti" (1982)
  • "Per Lucia" \ "Altri tempi" (1983)
  • "Torna a sorridere" \ "Diapositive" (1984)
  • "Sulla buona strada" \ "Greta" (1985)
  • "Voglio sognare" \ "Tempi andati" (1985)
  • "Dio come vorrei" \ "Buone vibrazioni" (1985)
  • "Amore di guerra" (1988)
  • "Non finisce così" \ "Delicata" (1989)
  • "Ma quale amore" \ "È tempo per noi" (1990)
  • "Io ti prego di ascoltare" \ "A metà del viaggio" (1991)
  • "In una notte così" \ "Un'altra volta te" (1992)
  • "Voglio le tue mani" \ "Se il cuore non contasse niente, uomini col borsello" (1992)
  • "Storia di un'altra storia" (1993)
  • "Quando sei sola" (1994)
  • "Ci saranno giorni migliori" (2005)

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