Sergio Bardotti

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Sergio Bardotti
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Born(1939-02-14)14 February 1939
Died11 April 2007(2007-04-11) (aged 68)
Rome, Italy
Occupationlyricist and record producer

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


Life and career

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 songwriter 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]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Enrico Deregibus. Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore, 2010. ISBN   8809756258.
  2. 1 2 3 Redazione (11 April 2007). "Lutto nella canzone italiana E' morto Sergio Bardotti". La Repubblica . Retrieved 15 August 2015.