Vasco Rossi

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About Vasco Rossi

One of Italy’s biggest rock stars of all time, Vasco Rossi is a hard-partying provocateur who’s been filling stadiums since the ’80s. ∙ Encouraged by his friend Gaetano Curreri (who later joined the rock band Stadio), Rossi debuted in the late ’70s and gained notoriety performing on the TV show Domenica In. ∙ Bollicine, his 1983 LP, was named the No. 1 Italian album of all time by Rolling Stone Italia. ∙ The 1987 album C’è chi dice no was the first of nine Vasco Rossi studio albums that reached No. 1 on the Italian charts. ∙ He’s sold more than 30 million albums in his career, logging his first million seller with 1993’s Gli Spari Sopra, which went Platinum 10 times over. ∙ With “Siamo Soli”—a song from 2001’s acclaimed Stupido Hotel—he won the famed Italian summertime song competition Festivalbar for the third time. ∙ Setting a record for the highest-attended single-artist ticketed event of all time, he performed for over 225,000 people at the Modena Park 2017 concert held in honor of his 40-year music career.

HOMETOWN
Zocca, Italy
BORN
February 7, 1952