Sergio Bardotti

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Sergio Bardotti
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Born 14 February 1939 (1939-02-14)
Died 11 April 2007 (2007-04-12) (aged 68)
Occupation lyricist and record producer

Sergio Bardotti (14 February 1939 – 11 April 2007) was an Italian lyricist, composer and record producer.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Pavia, Bardotti studied piano for seven years and graduated from conservatory with a degree in Theory and Solfeggio.[1] After having performed in nightclubs with the stage name Sergio Dotti, he moved to Rome, employed by RCA for his literary branch.[1]

His first song as lyricist was "La nostra casa", which was released as B-side of the Gino Paoli's hit "Sapore di sale", launching his musical career.[1] Shortly later Bardotti started a long collaboration with Sergio Endrigo, which among other things got them the winning of the 1968 Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Canzone per te".[1] In the late 1960s he also started producing and collaborating as song-writer with Lucio Dalla, and since 1969 with Chico Buarque, who had fled to Italy from the Brazilian military regime.[1] In the early 1970s he collaborated with Vinicius de Moraes in a number of albums, and with Luis Bacalov and New Trolls for Concerto grosso.[1] With Bacalov, he was also the author of a successful musical comedy for children, The musicians.[2]

In 1989 Bardotti won a second Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Ti lascerò", performed by Anna Oxa and Fausto Leali.[1][2] Since the 1990s he worked mainly as a television writer.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Enrico Deregibus. Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore, 2010. ISBN 8809756258. 
  2. ^ a b c Redazione (11 April 2007). "Lutto nella canzone italiana E' morto Sergio Bardotti". La Repubblica. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 

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