Pooh

Pooh were an Italian musical group formed in 1966 in Bologna and officially dissolved after the last concert in Casalecchio di Reno on December 30, 2016.

The composition of the group has undergone several mutations during its fifty years of history (as early as 1971 none of the original members were more part of it), but the stable formation for 36 years, with which from 1973 to 2009 had its greatest successes (including the victory at the 40th Sanremo festival), was that consisting of Roby Facchinetti (keyboards), Dodi Battaglia (guitar), Red Canzian (bass) and Stefano D'Orazio (drums and, occasionally, flute): the main voice was that of Facchinetti, author of many pieces of the group paired with the lyricist Valerio Negrini, but also the other three members of the group, to which they contributed with numerous own compositions, were solo voices in the pieces of their own creation. The four Poohs of this period were awarded the honor of knights by the Italian President Cossiga.

Another well-known member of the Pooh is the bassist Riccardo Fogli who in 1972, after the album Alessandra, embarked on a solo career and participated in the farewell tour of the group's scenes in 2016.

Over the course of its career, the group has sold more than 100 million records, records for an Italian band.

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