Gino Paoli
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Gino Paoli

Name :Gino Paoli

Personal Life

Profession Italian singer-songwriter


Marital Status Married
  • Paola Penzo(May 28, 1991 - present) (2 children)
  • Anna Maria Fabbri(1957 - ?) (divorced, 1 child)

Amanda Sandrelli, Tommaso Paoli, Giovanni Paoli, Nicolò Paoli, Francesco Paoli

Early Life and Beginnings (1934-1960)

Gino Paoli was born on September 23, 1934, in Monfalcone, Italy, and raised in Genoa. From a young age, he showed an interest in music and started writing songs in his teenage years. His passion for music eventually led him to move to Milan to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter.


Rise to Fame (1960s)

Paoli's career began to take off in the early 1960s when he signed with the record label Dischi Ricordi. His debut single, "La Gatta," released in 1960, became an instant hit and established him as a prominent figure in Italian music. This success was followed by other iconic songs like "Il cielo in una stanza" (1960), which has been covered by many artists and remains one of his most famous compositions.

Throughout the 1960s, Gino Paoli became known for his poignant lyrics and melodic compositions, contributing to the Italian music scene's evolution. His song "Sapore di sale" (1963), produced by Ennio Morricone, further cemented his reputation as a talented songwriter and performer.

Continued Success and Challenges (1970s-1980s)

The 1970s were a challenging period for Paoli, marked by personal and professional struggles. Despite these difficulties, he continued to produce music that resonated with audiences. During this time, he released several albums, including "I semafori rossi non sono Dio" (1974) and "Cosa farò da grande" (1976).

In the 1980s, Paoli experienced a resurgence in popularity. His collaboration with other notable Italian artists, such as Ornella Vanoni, with whom he recorded the successful album "Insieme" (1985), showcased his ability to adapt to changing musical trends while maintaining his signature style.

Later Career and Legacy (1990s-Present)

Gino Paoli's career continued to flourish into the 1990s and beyond. He remained active in the music industry, releasing albums and performing live. Notable works from this period include "Matto come un gatto" (1991) and "A che cosa serve una canzone" (2000).

Paoli's contributions to Italian music have been widely recognized. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the prestigious Targa Tenco, awarded for his outstanding songwriting. His influence extends beyond his own recordings, as many of his songs have been covered by other artists, reflecting his enduring impact on Italian music.


  • La Gatta (1960)
  • Il cielo in una stanza (1960)
  • Sapore di sale (1963)
  • I semafori rossi non sono Dio (1974)
  • Cosa farò da grande (1976)
  • Insieme (1985)
  • Matto come un gatto (1991)
  • A che cosa serve una canzone (2000)

Awards and Recognitions

Premio Tenco (Tenco Award): Awarded in 1974, this prize is a major recognition in Italy for songwriters and is named after the late singer-songwriter Luigi Tenco.
Targa Tenco (Tenco Plaque): In 1984, Paoli received the Targa Tenco specifically for his song "Averti addosso" ("You Have It On You").
Gondola d'Oro di Venezia (Golden Gondola of Venice): This award recognizes artistic achievements, and Paoli received it in 1978 for a re-interpretation of his song "Il cielo in una stanza" by Franco Simone.
Festival di Sanremo (Sanremo Music Festival): A highly regarded music event in Italy, Paoli was awarded two honors at Sanremo:
Miglior testo (Best Lyrics): In 2002, he received this award for his song "Un altro amore" ("Another Love").
Premio alla carriera (Lifetime Achievement Award): This prestigious award acknowledges his entire musical career and was presented to him in 2004.

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