Franco Battiato

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Franco Battiato
Battiato performing in July 2010
Battiato performing in July 2010
Background information
Birth nameFrancesco Battiato
Also known asSüphan Barzani
Born(1945-03-23)23 March 1945
Ionia, Sicily, Italy
Died18 May 2021(2021-05-18) (aged 76)
Milo, Sicily, Italy
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • filmmaker
  • painter
Instruments
Years active1967–2019
LabelsRicordi
EMI
Sony Music
Associated acts
WebsiteOfficial website

Francesco "Franco" Battiato (Italian: [ˈfraŋko batˈtjaːto, - battiˈaːto]; 23 March 1945 – 18 May 2021)[2] was an Italian singer-songwriter, composer and filmmaker. He sometimes performed under the pseudonym Süphan Barzani.[3] Battiato's songs had esoteric, philosophical and religious themes. He performed under many genres such as experimental pop, electronic music, progressive rock, and new wave.

Battiato died on 18 May 2021 in Milo, Italy at the age of 76.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Ned Raggett. Franco Battiato at AllMusic
  2. Battiato, Franco; Pulcini, Franco (1992). Tecnica mista su tappeto (in Italian). EDT.
  3. "Battiato: Dipingo come uno stonato". La Stampa. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  4. Online, Redazione (2021-05-18). "È morto Franco Battiato". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 2021-05-18.