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Patty Pravo

Patty Pravo

BiographyStrambelli studied at the conservatory institute of Benedetto Marcello and was acquainted with American poet Ezra Pound and with Angelo Roncalli (Pope John XXIII). At the age of fifteen she left home to live in London and then Rome, where she began her career singing in the Piper Club. In 1966 she made her first single, "Ragazzo triste" ("Sad Boy"), the Italian version of the song "But You're Mine" by Sonny & Cher. It was the first pop song broadcast on Vatican Radio.Pravo followed that by recording numerous songs, the most popular being "Qui e là" ("Here and There"), "Se perdo te" ("If I Lose You", 1967, written by English songwriter Paul Korda), "La bambola" ("The Doll", 1968), "Sentimento" ("Feeling", 1968), "Il paradiso" ("Heaven", 1969, written by Lucio Battisti), "La solitudine" ("The Loneliness", with Robert Charlebois), "Pazza idea" ("Crazy Idea", 1973) and "Pensiero stupendo" ("Stupendous Thought", 1978). "La bambola" sold over one million copies by the end of 1968 and was awarded a gold disc.She has been featured on many Italian television shows. In 1970 Pravo hosted her own show, called Bravo Pravo, broadcast on French television, and in 1978 appeared in a highly controversial Italian TV show, Stryx, where she wore provocative clothing, which attracted much attention. She became a symbol for women of the 1960s, exemplifying their evolution from more established conservative roles.In 1994 she travelled to China to record her album Ideogrammi. In 1995 she returned to Italy and re-emerged in 1997 with the number-one hit "E dimmi che non vuoi morire" ("And Tell Me That You Don't Want to Die"), written by Vasco Rossi.Her last Italian top-10 album was in 2002, Radio Station. In 2004 Pravo released four albums, including Nic-Unic. In 2007 she released a tribute album to Dalida entitled Spero che ti piaccia... Pour toi ("I Hope You Like It... For You"). Pravo has participated in the Sanremo Music Festival seven times. In 2009 she was at Sanremo with the song Ed io verrò un giorno là, accompanied by Dave Weckl, Todd Rundgren and Nathan East. In 2011 she released the album "Nella terra dei pinguini" ("In the Land of the Penguins"), recorded with young producer Diego Calvetti.

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