Pino Daniele was an Italian singer-songwriter, guitarist and composer. He was born in Naples on 19 March 1955 and died in Rome on 4 January 2015. He is remembered as one of the most important symbols of Neapolitan and Italian music.
He learned to play the guitar on his own and later at school, he began to gain experience with small musical groups such as the “New Jet” formed together with his great friend Gino Giglio. After a few years, at the end of the 1970s, a record company released his first record entitled “Terra mia”, which contains some songs that are still very popular today. Over the years, he has become a huge success and has won numerous awards and prizes for his music.
In 1980 Pino Daniele was among the openers at the legendary concert that Bob Marley held at the San Siro on 27 June.
“I write songs because I can't otherwise say what I feel. I try not to write lyrics, but love poems”, he said.