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Francesco Guccini (born June 14, 1940 in Modena) is an Italian singer-songwriter and author.
Because of war he spent his childhood and part of his youth at his grandparents' place in a small village in the Apennine Mountains called Pàvana in the province of Pistoia.
He then moved back to his family in Modena and attended the local "istituto magistrale". He worked for a couple of years as a reporter for a local newspaper "La Gazzetta di Modena". In 1960 the Guccinis moved to Bologna where Francesco studied at the local university. From 1965 to 1985 he held italian courses at the Dickinson College (an American school) in Bologna.
He played in local bands such as The Hurricanes and Gatti and achieved success in the 1960s writing songs for the legendary Italian band, Nomadi, also from Modena. Some of these successes include "Noi non ci saremo" and "Dio è morto". In the 1970s, Nomadi recorded two albums of Guccini's songs as well as a live album, Album Concerto, featuring him. Guccini's debut album was Folkbeat, No. 1 (1967).
He received several awards for his artistic work, among them the "Premio Tenco" in 1975 and the "Targhe Tenco" received in 1987 for the song "Scirocco", in 1994 for "Parnassius Guccinii" and in 2000 for "Ho ancora la forza" toghether with Luciano Ligabue.
In 1992 he received the "Librex-Guggenheim" award and in 2003 the municipality of Carpi (in the Modena province) organized an exhibition on his works.
- Folk beat n. 1, 1967 album
- Due anni dopo, 1970 album
- L'isola non trovata, 1970 album
- Radici, 1972 album
- Opera buffa, 1973 album
- Stanze di vita quotidiana, 1974 album
- Via Paolo Fabbri 43, 1976 album
- Amerigo, 1978 album
- Album concerto, 1979 live album (toghether with Nomadi).
- Metropolis, 1981 album
- Guccini, 1983 album
- Fra la via Emilia e il west, 1984 live album
- Signora Bovary, 1987 album
- ...quasi come Dumas..., 1989 live album
- Quello che non..., 1990 album
- Parnassius Guccinii, 1993 album
- D'amore di morte e di altre sciocchezze, 1996 album
- Guccini live collection, 1998 live album
- Stagioni, 2000 album
- Guccini live @ RTSI, 2001 live album
- Ritratti, 2004 album
- Sette veli intorno al re, 2004 album for children (toghether with Franco Battiato and Francesco De Gregori)
- Croniche epifaniche 1991
- Vacca d'un cane 1993
- Storie d'inverno 1994 - with Giorgio Celli and Valerio Manfredi
- Macaroní 1998 - with Loriano Macchiavelli
- Un disco dei Platters 1999 - with Loriano Macchiavelli
- Un altro giorno è andato - Francesco Guccini si racconta a Massimo Cotto 1998 - Massimo Cotto
- Questo sangue che impasta la terra 2001 - with Loriano Macchiavelli
- Lo spirito e gli altri briganti 2002 - with Loriano Macchiavelli
- Cittanova blues 2003
- La legge del bar e altre comiche 2005
- Bologna. Fantasia, ma non troppo, per violino 1976 directed by Gianfranco Mingozzi - actor
- Nenè 1977 directed by Salvatore Samperi - sound track
- I giorni cantati 1979 directed by Paolo Pietrangeli - actor and sound track
- Musica per vecchi animali 1989 directed by Umberto Angelucci and Stefano Benni - actor
- Nero 1992 directed by Giancarlo Soldi - sound track
- Radiofreccia 1998 directed by Luciano Ligabue - actor
- Ormai è fatta 1999 directed by Enzo Monteleone - actor
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