Patty Pravo

  • Born: (Venice, Veneto, Italy)

Patty Pravo, pseudonym of Nicoletta Strambelli, is an Italian singer and musician.

In her long career she has gone through various musical styles, continually reinventing her image: from beat girl to sophisticated interpreter of Italian and French songwriters, then experimenter of rock in its various forms; the album "Biafra" (1976) brought genres such as funk and new wave to Italy.

Hits such as La Bambola (1968), Pazza Idea (1973), Pensiero stupendo (1978) and ... E dimmi che non vuoi morire (1997) are among his most famous songs.

The peculiar low and sensual timbre, the provocations and the excesses made her an icon of transgression, which contributed to the evolution of the costume and the canons linked to the figure of the female interpreter in Italy.

She inspired artists such as Lucio Fontana, Tano Festa and Mario Schifano, and for her they wrote songwriters such as Léo Ferré, Vinícius de Moraes, Lucio Battisti, Paolo Conte, Francesco Guccini, Gino Paoli, Riccardo Cocciante, Francesco De Gregori, Bruno Lauzi, Antonello Venditti, Ivano Fossati, Vasco Rossi, Mango, Lucio Dalla, Roberto Vecchioni, Enrico Ruggeri and Franco Battiato. In 2014, the American singer Lana Del Rey cited her as a model of gestures.

Out of ten appearances at the Sanremo Festival, she made it to the final nine times, also obtaining numerous special prizes, including three Critics' Awards, which are added to other national and international awards.

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