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Luigi Tenco

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Biography

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Luigi Tenco is doubtless one of the most tragic and misunderstood figures in the history of Italian pop music. Largely ignored — when not openly criticized — during his life, after his suicide he became the object of a posthumous cult that transformed him into an icon of despair and angst. He became a symbol of love and desperation deeply rooted in his own time but also universal, despite the fact that his desperate love ballads and Sartre-tinged ennui were only two facets of his complex artistic personality, which at times was ironic and socially aware as well.

Born in the small village of Cassine (near Alessandria) on March 21, 1938, Tenco soon moved with his family to Genoa, where he befriended future singer/songwriters such as Bruno Lauzi, Gino Paoli, and Fabrizio De André. After having played saxophone on an Adriano Celentano German tour thanks to the help of his friend Gianfranco Reverberi, in 1958 Tenco signed with Ricordi, releasing some singles during the following years — often with the pseudonyms of Gigi Mai, Dick Ventuno, or Gordon Cliff. Having abandoned all those aliases, between 1961 and 1962 Tenco released additional singles — "Quando," "Il Mio Regno," and "Come le Altre" — and 1962's Luigi Tenco album, including "Angela" and "Mi Sono Innamorato di Te," which would later become classics. In 1962 he also acted in Luigi Comencini's La Cuccagna. In 1963 his last single for Ricordi, featuring the songs "Io Sì" and "Una Brava Ragazza," was censored because of its explicit lyrics. In 1964 he signed with Jolly and released the socially aware single "Ragazzo Mio," followed one year later by his second album, once again simply titled Luigi Tenco, whose highlights included "Vedrai, Vedrai" and "Ho Capito Che Ti Amo."

Having moved to Rome, in 1966 he signed with RCA and took part in that year's edition of Un Disco per l'Estate with "Lontano Lontano," finishing last. The song was later included, along with "Un Giorno Dopo l'Altro" and a new version of "Vedrai, Vedrai," on the album Tenco. In February 1967 he participated, along with then-girlfriend the Italo-French singer Dalida, in the Sanremo Music Festival, but their song, "Ciao Amore, Ciao," did not make it to the finals. The following morning, February 27, Dalida found Tenco's dead body in his hotel room, after he had shot himself. His presumed suicide — presumed, because many claim there were too many mysterious elements involved — turned Luigi Tenco into a legend, a tragic and sensitive figure who has since been the subject of studies, tributes, and many posthumous releases.

Title: Luigi Tenco: 33 Songs

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Agli amici cantautori

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Confectioner's

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: All Over The World

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Super Best

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: World Music, Pop

Title: Holy Christmas Voices

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Io Si

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Classical

Title: Explore

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Il Meglio

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Long Play

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Blue Haze

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Noble Blue

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Be With Me

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Up And Down

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Leopard Lady

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Days To Come

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Vedrai, Vedrai

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: World Music, Pop

Title: Broken Colour

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Gaudy Colours

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Rooftop Storys

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Golden Planet

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Colorful Fruit

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Expensive Bling

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Enjoy Your Time

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Splash Of Color

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Express Yourself

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Nearly Invisible

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Luigi Tenco CD 1

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: Easily Stop Time

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Title: In The Wild West

Artist: Luigi Tenco

Genre: Pop

Collections

Title: Nostalgia d'amore

Genre: Pop

Title: Italian Piano Bar

Genre: Pop

Title: Italia

Genre: World Music

Title: Baladas Italianas

Genre: Pop

Title: Anni Moderni

Genre: Latin

Title: Italy Love

Genre: Latin

Title: Italian Piano Bar

Genre: Pop

Title: Twenty Italian Songs

Genre: Pop

Title: Sanreno 1962

Genre: Blues, Pop

Featuring albums

Title: I Cantautori Italiani

Artist: Artisti Vari

Genre: Pop

Title: Italia Canta

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Italia Amore Mio

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Latin, Pop

Title: Baladas de Italia

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Live In Amsterdam

Artist: Mondo Cane

Genre: Folk Rock

Title: Canta Tenco

Artist: I Cavalieri

Genre: Pop

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