Giovanni "Tata" Giacobetti (24 June 1922 – 2 December 1988) was an Italian singer. He was part of the vocal quartet Quartetto Cetra.
Tata Giacobetti with wife Valeria Fabrizi and daughter Giorgia Giacobetti in Rome
|Born||24 June 1922|
|Died||2 December 1988 (aged 66)|
Giacobetti was a self-taught musician. He sang at the students' parties at the time when he attended scenography classes at the Fine Arts Academy in Rome. In 1940–41 he founded a vocal quartet called Quartetto Egie, that changed line-up and name twice, becoming Quartetto Ritmo first and then Quartetto Cetra.
Besides singing, he was the group's lyricist, while Virgilio Savona, also a member of the quartet, composed the music. They worked together for four decades and produced hundreds of songs which made up Quartetto Cetra's vast repertoire.
- MUORE TATA GIACOBETTI. La Republica. 3 December 1988
- Matteo Ceschi (2009). Singing What We Were to Know What We Are:The Quartetto Cetra and National History in Italian TV Entertainment. Archivio Savona-Mannucci