Franco Fasano

Gianfranco Tommaso Fasano (born June 30, 1961), known professionally as Franco Fasano, is an Italian singer-songwriter and composer.

Franco Fasano
Born
Gianfranco Tommaso Fasano

30 June 1961 (1961-06-30) (age 58)
Albenga, Italy
OccupationSinger
Songwriter

Life and careerEdit

Born in Albenga, Fasano spent his childhood in Alassio and studied singing and composition with Pippo Barzizza.[1][2] He debuted at 15 years old recording some songs for a small local label.[1]

Starting from the 1980s Fasano established himself as a successful songwriter, composing songs for Mina, Drupi, Iva Zanicchi, Anna Oxa, Fausto Leali, Peppino di Capri, Fiordaliso and Nicola Arigliano, among others. He also recorded several albums and participated to several editions of the Sanremo Music Festival as a singer.[1][2]

Since the mid-1990s Fasano specialized in songs for children, and several of his songs won the Zecchino d'Oro festival. He was also artistic director of Radio Baby, a satellite radio station entirely dedicated to music for children.[2]

DiscographyEdit

Album
  • 1990 - Un cielo che non sai
  • 1992 - Tempo al tempo
  • 1994 - Qualunque sia la verità
  • 2000 - Scherzando scherzando
  • 2012 - fff - FORTISSIMISSIMO

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Enzo Giannelli. "Fasano, Gianfranco". Gino Castaldo (edited by). Dizionario della canzone italiana. Curcio Editore, 1990.
  2. ^ a b c Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291.

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