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Fabrizio De André
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De André c. 1977
Background information
Birth name Fabrizio Cristiano De André
Born (1940-02-18)18 February 1940
Genoa, Italy
Died 11 January 1999(1999-01-11) (aged 58)
Milan, Italy
Genres Folk music, Italian folk music, Chanson, World music
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, classical guitar
Years active 1958–1999
Labels Karim, Bluebell, Produttori Associati, Ricordi, Sony BMG
Fabrizio De André
Fabrizio Cristiano De André

(1940-02-18)18 February 1940
Died 11 January 1999(1999-01-11) (aged 58)
Milan, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation singer, songwriter
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Spouse(s) Enrica Rignon (1962-1975)
Dori Ghezzi (1989-1999)

Fabrizio Cristiano De André ( 18 February 1940 – 11 January 1999) was an Italian singer-songwriter.

Known for his sympathies towards anarchism, left-libertarianism and pacifism, his songs often featured marginalized and rebellious people, Romani, and knaves, and attacked the Catholic Church hierarchy. Artistically active for almost 40 years and the author of thirteen studio albums, he is considered one of the most influential and important Italian songwriters. He is renowned for the quality of his lyrics, considered by many critics as poetry and included in several school textbooks. He contributed to the promotion of the languages of Italy, most notably Ligurian and, to a lesser extent, Sardinian, Gallurese and Neapolitan. Following his early death several streets, places, parks, schools and public libraries were named after him.

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