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Giampiero Artegiani (14 May 1955 – 4 February 2019)[1] was an Italian singer-songwriter, lyricist and producer.

Giampiero Artegiani
Born(1955-05-14)14 May 1955
Rome, Italy
Died4 February 2019(2019-02-04) (aged 63)

Life and careerEdit

Born in Rome, at ten years old Artegiani learned to play banjo and guitar. In 1972 he joined the progressive rock group Semiramis, and after the band disbanded he worked several years as a music therapist. In the late 1970s he founded the pop band I Carillon, and in the early 1980s he started a solo career as a singer-songwriter. In 1983 he won Un disco per l'estate with the song "Storia di un buffone".[2][3]

In 1984 and 1986 Artegiani participated at the Sanremo Music Festival, with the critically well-received songs "Acqua alta in piazza San Marco" and "Le rondini sfioravano il grano". From the late 1980s on Artegiani focused his activities into producing and composing lyrics for other artists, notably Michele Zarrillo and Silvia Salemi. His song "Perdere l'amore", performed by Massimo Ranieri, won the 38th edition of the Sanremo Music Festival.[2][3]


  1. ^ Morto Giampiero Artegiani, vinse il Festival di Sanremo con «Perdere l'amore» (in Italian)
  2. ^ a b Eddy Anselmi. "Giampiero Artegiani". Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291.
  3. ^ a b Enzo Giannelli. "Artegiani, Giampiero". Gino Castaldo (edited by). Dizionario della canzone italiana. Curcio Editore, 1990.

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