Claudio Rocchi

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Claudio Rocchi (8 January 1951 – 18 June 2013) was an Italian progressive rock singer-songwriter, musician and radio host.

Born in Milan, at young age Rocchi was a bassist in the group Stormy Six, with whom he recorded their first album in 1968, Le idee di oggi per la musica di domani. In 1970, he started a solo career, publishing the album Viaggio.[1][2] In 1971, he released the album Volo Magico numero 1, with which he became a constant presence in all the meetings and the rock festivals of the time.[1] The album was referred as "one of the definitive albums of the Italian psychedelic music, perhaps the only true classic of the genre ever produced in our country".[2] He retired in the early 1980s, as a result of personal choices, and then came back in the 1990s.[2] His last album was In Alto, published in 2011.[2] He was also a radio host, best known for the musical program Per voi giovani.[1] Rocchi even founded the first free radio of Nepal "The Himalayan Broadcasting Company", of which he was director for three years.[1] He died on 18 June 2013, at the age of 62, of an incurable degenerative disease.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Mario Luzzatto Fegiz (18 June 2013). "Scomparso Claudio Rocchi, figura simbolo del rock progressivo italiano". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Valerio Mattioli (18 June 2013). "Ricordando Claudio Rocchi". La Repubblica. Retrieved 29 June 2013.

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