Mario Lavezzi

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Mario Lavezzi
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Born
Bruno Mario Lavezzi

(1948-05-08) 8 May 1948 (age 71)
Milan, Italy
Occupationsinger-songwriter

Bruno Mario Lavezzi (born 8 May 1948) is an Italian singer-songwriter, composer, record producer and guitarist.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Milan, he studied piano and guitar at the Scuola Civica di Milano.[1] He started his career in 1963, as the singer and guitarist for the band The Trappers.[2][3] In 1966, following the dissolution of the band, he replaced Riki Maiocchi in the I Camaleonti until 1968, when he had to leave the band after being drafted into the Italian army.[2][3] In 1969 he debuted as a composer with the Dik Dik hit "Il primo giorno di primavera".[2] In 1970 he co-founded the pop-rock group Flora Fauna e Cemento, then in 1974 he was part of the progressive rock musical project Il Volo.[2][3] In the second half of the 1970s Lavezzi started a solo career as singer-songwriter; he also started collaborating as a composer and a record producer for several albums of Loredana Bertè.[2][3] He later wrote songs for many notable artists, including Lucio Dalla, Gianni Morandi, Anna Oxa, Spagna, Marcella Bella, Ornella Vanoni, Fiorella Mannoia,[2][3][4] and scored the 1984 Carlo Vanzina comedy film Amarsi un po', which starred Tahnee Welch.

Lavezzi is the uncle of Italo-disco one hit wonder Diana Est.

Discography[edit]

Album
  • 1974 - Il Volo
  • 1976 - Iaia
  • 1978 - Filobus
  • 1979 - Cartolina
  • 1983 - Agrodolce
  • 1984 - Guardandoti, sfiorandoti
  • 1991 - Voci
  • 1993 - Voci 2
  • 1997 - Voci e chitarre
  • 1999 - Senza catene
  • 2004 - Passionalità
  • 2009 - A più voci
  • 2011 - L'amore è quando c'è

References[edit]

  1. ^ Franco Mondini (5 November 1991). "Mario Lavezzi quel cantante che sente le Voci". La Stampa (247). p. 23.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Franco Mondini (5 November 1991). ""Passionalità", Lavezzi con i versi di Costanzo". La Stampa (247). p. 23.
  3. ^ a b c d e Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291.
  4. ^ m.v. (2004-04-23). ""Passionalità", Lavezzi con i versi di Costanzo". La Stampa (112). p. 34.

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