Antonello Venditti was born in Rome on 8 March 1949 and is considered one of the most important and well-known singer-songwriters of the 'Roman school' and also one of the Italian artists who has sold the most copies (over 30 million). Already in his school days, he began to write songs about life, love and politics. In fact, in his repertoire, in addition to the many love songs, there are also songs of social commitment.
To see Antonello Venditti without sunglasses is an absolute rarity. In fact, the singer has made his teardrop sunglasses a distinctive feature. There is no photo, no cover in which he does not sport that iconic accessory over his eyes.
'The truth is that the freedom I didn't get from my family, at a certain point I took it and never left it'.
(Interview with Corriere della sera, 2016)