Riccardo Fogli was born on October 21, 1947 in Pontedera. He was fond of music since his childhood. In the 1960s, he became a fan of The Beatles, which also influenced his decision to start his career as a singer. In 1964, at the age of 17, Fogli joins Slenders. Two years later, in 1966, he becomes a lead singer of Pooh (band). In 1973, he leaves Pooh and starts his solo career; however, later he performer many songs together with Pooh, most notably Giorni cantati “The Days Sung Together”. In 1973, Riccardo issued his first album Ciao amore come stai (“Hello, Love, How Are You?”), which was followed by his second album Riccardo Fogli in 1976; the song Mondo (“World”) from this album became a hit. However, it was not until the early 1980s that Fogli eventually worked out his style of performance. The 1980s were a pinnacle of success for Riccardo Fogli. In this period, the lyrics of his songs became more philosophical and his singing manner became more emotional. It was in the 1980s that Fogli gained overwhelming popularity both within and outside Italy. In 1981, Fogli performed one of his most famous and lyrical song, Malinconia (“Melancholy”), and in 1982 he was a winner at Festival di Sanremo with his another hit Storie di tutti i giorni (“Everyday Stories”), where he out-did even the duet of Al Bano & Romina Power with their hit Felicità (“Happiness”). Since then, Riccardo Fogli became world famous; his 1982 album Collezione (“Collection”) was issued in nearly a million copies in Western Europe, Japan and the USSR, where he became particularly popular.
01. I migliori anni della nostra vita 02. Pensiero 03. L'arcobaleno 04. Quella carezza della sera 05. Fatti mandare dalla mamma 06. Piccola Katy 07. Noi due nel mondo e nell'anima 08. Io vagabondo che non sono altro 09. L'anno che verra 10. Pierre 11. Vecchio frak 12. Tanta voglia di Lei 13. L'emozione non ha voce 14. Storie di tutti i giorni