Every day at 6 pm, just after the strokes of Palazzo d'Accursio's clock, Lucio Dalla comes back in hearth of Bologna with one of his manifold songs.
Lucio Dalla's music spreads through the pedestrian area of Via D'Azeglio (between Piazza Maggiore and Via de' Carbonesi), where the famous Italian singer lived. A daily appointment that makes people imagine him coming back home after a walk in his beloved Bologna.
Lucio Dalla (Bologna, 4 March 1943 – Montreux, 1 march 2012) Italian musician, songwriter and actor.
Jazz trained musician,he was one of the most important, influential and innovative Italian songwriters. From the third placement at the Sanremo Festival in 1971 with the song 4/3/1943, his career is studded with great successes (one among the others, Piazza Grande) and famous collaborations with other artists not only of Italian song, including the one with the Bolognese poet Roberto Roversi (1974-1977). Among the most famous songs Come è profondo il mare, Anna e Marco, Futura, La sera dei miracoli, Balla balla ballerino, Ma come fanno i marinai, written and sung in cooperation with Francesco De Gregori, the international triumph with Caruso (1987) and even Attenti al lupo, Henna, Ciao. On 14 February 2012 he returns to the stage of the Sanremo Festival after forty years, accompanying the young songwriter Pierdavide Carone with the song Nanì, of which he is also co-author.
He also composes opera with Tosca-Amore disperato, he directed and he is the narrator of Pierino e il lupo, fairy tale with music by Sergej Prokofiev. In the cinema he is remembered for the participation in the Taviani brothers' film I sovvervisi (1967) till to the soundtrack written for Pinocchio directed by Enzo D'Alo (2012).
Lucio Dalla received in 1999 a Laurea Honoris Causa by the University of Bologna in "Humanities and Philosophy"
Now he rests in the Bologna Monumental Cemetery of Certosa, in a grave specially created for him by Antonello Santè Paladino and Stefano Cantaroni.