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Patty Pravo

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Patty Pravo

Patty Pravo, Venetian singer

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Patty Pravo was born in Venice into a wealthy family. She's a famous pop singer. During her youth she became a friend of the poet Ezra Pound and met the cardinal Angelo Roncalli. She studied at a Conservatory but when she was 15 she moved to London and then to Rome where she started singing.

Her popularity in Italy increased at the end of the 1960's when she sang "Ragazzo triste", the Italian version of "But you're mine" by Sonny Bono. Year after year she had amazing success with songs such as "La bambola", "Il paradiso" and "Sentimento". In the early 70s she wrote famous songs like "Pazza idea" (1973) and "Pensiero stupendo". During those years Patty Pravo confirmed herself to be a symbol of transgression and a trendsetter followed by many. Her strange and provocative look made her even more unconventional.

She studied and composed for a while in the U.S.A with her boyfriend Paul Martinez. After a long, difficult period (during the early 90s, she was accused of drug addiction), Patty returned to singing, taking part in the Sanremo Festival competition and recording new singles ("E dimmi che non vuoi morire"). Like Gianni Morandi, Mina, Adriano Celentano, Claudio Baglioni, Lucio Battisti and Renato Zero who marked a new pop chapter in Italian music, today, Patty Pravo is recognized as one of the greatest Italian pop singers.

Patty Pravo is different for her much–loved musical taste and she is always looking for new arrangements and songs about love.


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