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Biography of Ligabue

Luciano Ligabue was born in Correggio in 1960. His first concert, with the Emilian rock group Orazero, was held in a cultural centre in Correggio in 1987. A year later, Pierangelo Bertoli decided to publish a song written by Luciano Ligabue on his album Sogni di rock and roll. In July of the same year, Ligabue and the group Orazero won the Terremoto rock contest. Their prize was to be able to record a single containing the songs Anime in plexiglass and Bar Mario.
In May 1990, he recorded his first LP, Ligabue. With  Balliamo sul mondo, Ligabue won  Festivalbar Giovani and embarked upon a series of concerts (more than 250)  which would continue until the end of 1993.
His two subsequent albums, Lambrusco, coltelli, rose & popcorn and Sopravvissuti e sopravviventi, confirmed the exceptional talent shown in his debut album, but still they are not sufficient to mark him out as a major figure in Italian rock music in the eye of the public and critics.
At the end of 1994 he released his fourth album A che ora è la fine del mondo?, which was also the title of the first single taken from the album, a cover of a song by REM. The album contains previously unreleased material including a live version of Urlando contro il cielo.
In 1995, Ligabue released the album that once and for all established his reputation as a star of Italian rock. Buon compleanno, Elvis  sold more than a million copies and stayed in the album charts for 70 weeks. Ligabue set off on a 15-concert tour that confirmed his now enormous success.
In 1996 he released his first live album, recorded during the previous year's concerts, Su e giù da un palco with three previously unreleased songs: Il giorno di dolore che uno ha, Tra palco e realtà and Ultimo tango a Memphis.
That same year he published his first book, Fuori e dentro il borgo.
Following on from his experience as a writer, Ligabue wrote the screenplay for a film based on several episodes in the book. Producer Domenico Procacci persuaded him to direct the film, which was entitled Radio Freccia. First presented at the 1998 Venice Film Festival out of competition, the film won three Silver Ribbons (Best first feature, Best soundtrack, Best song) and two David di Donatello Awards (Best first feature and Best soundtrack).
In 1998 Ligabue also released his seventh album, Radiofreccia: le canzoni, the soundtrack to the film which also includes some classics from the 1970s and three previously unreleased tracks.
In September 1999, he released his eighth album titled Miss Mondo
.
He wrote and successively directed his second cinema production, entitled "Da zero a dieci" (2002), produced, like his first effort, by Domenico Procacci. 

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Biography of Ligabue

Luciano Ligabue was born in Correggio in 1960. His first concert, with the Emilian rock group Orazero, was held in a cultural centre in Correggio in 1987. A year later, Pierangelo Bertoli decided to publish a song written by Luciano Ligabue on his album Sogni di rock and roll. In July of the same year, Ligabue and the group Orazero won the Terremoto rock contest. Their prize was to be able to record a single containing the songs Anime in plexiglass and Bar Mario.
In May 1990, he recorded his first LP, Ligabue. With  Balliamo sul mondo, Ligabue won  Festivalbar Giovani and embarked upon a series of concerts (more than 250)  which would continue until the end of 1993.
His two subsequent albums, Lambrusco, coltelli, rose & popcorn and Sopravvissuti e sopravviventi, confirmed the exceptional talent shown in his debut album, but still they are not sufficient to mark him out as a major figure in Italian rock music in the eye of the public and critics.
At the end of 1994 he released his fourth album A che ora è la fine del mondo?, which was also the title of the first single taken from the album, a cover of a song by REM. The album contains previously unreleased material including a live version of Urlando contro il cielo.
In 1995, Ligabue released the album that once and for all established his reputation as a star of Italian rock. Buon compleanno, Elvis  sold more than a million copies and stayed in the album charts for 70 weeks. Ligabue set off on a 15-concert tour that confirmed his now enormous success.
In 1996 he released his first live album, recorded during the previous year's concerts, Su e giù da un palco with three previously unreleased songs: Il giorno di dolore che uno ha, Tra palco e realtà and Ultimo tango a Memphis.
That same year he published his first book, Fuori e dentro il borgo.
Following on from his experience as a writer, Ligabue wrote the screenplay for a film based on several episodes in the book. Producer Domenico Procacci persuaded him to direct the film, which was entitled Radio Freccia. First presented at the 1998 Venice Film Festival out of competition, the film won three Silver Ribbons (Best first feature, Best soundtrack, Best song) and two David di Donatello Awards (Best first feature and Best soundtrack).
In 1998 Ligabue also released his seventh album, Radiofreccia: le canzoni, the soundtrack to the film which also includes some classics from the 1970s and three previously unreleased tracks.
In September 1999, he released his eighth album titled Miss Mondo
.
He wrote and successively directed his second cinema production, entitled "Da zero a dieci" (2002), produced, like his first effort, by Domenico Procacci. 

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trasp.gif (837 byte)

Italica is a Rai International production. The material displayed on this site is protected by copyright and is available for informative purposes only