Rudy Rotta

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Rudy Rotta
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Rotta performing at Xroads, 6 January 2011
Background information
Born(1950-10-14)14 October 1950
Villadossola, Italy
Died3 July 2017(2017-07-03) (aged 66)
Verona, Italy
GenresBlues rock
InstrumentsGuitar, Vocals

Rudy Rotta (14 October 1950 – 3 July 2017) was an Italian blues guitarist.

Rotta was born in Villadossola, Italy, but was raised in Lucerne, Switzerland where his family emigrated.[1] He began his career in Switzerland at the age of 14, but eventually returned to Verona.

Over his career, he played with a number of well-known blues artists including Brian Auger, John Mayall, Robben Ford and Peter Green.

Rotta died on 3 July 2017 in Verona from pancreatic cancer, aged 66.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Il blues perde uno dei suoi più grandi chitarristi. È morto Rudy Rotta". Verona Sera (in Italian). 2017-07-04.
  2. "Addio a Rudy Rotta, muore uno dei più stimati bluesman italiani". La Republicca (in Italian). 2017-07-04.