born in 1934 in Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Fausto Amodei is an Italian folk singer-songwriter and musicologist. He was born in 1934 in Turin.
Amodei began his musical career in 1958, founding the band Cantacronache. In his songs he uses irony and satire, a style inspired by the French singer Georges Brassens. In the early 1960s he became active in the magazine Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano and in 1966 he was elected member of the Italian parliament as a member of the Italian Socialist Party of Proletarian Unity (PSIUP). The singer Francesco Guccini cited Amodei in interviews and books as one of his principal influences as a composer.
One of Amodei's most famous songs is Per i morti di Reggio Emilia (To the Dead of Reggio Emilia), dedicated to the demonstrators killed by the police during a protest on July 7, 1960. In 1985 the Italian punk-rock band CCCP titled their third EP with the first verse of this ballad: Compagni, Cittadini, Fratelli, Partigiani.
The discography is listed in a chronological order.
- Bibliographic source: "Un altro giorno è andato: Francesco Guccini si racconta a Massimo Cotto". Florence, Giunti, 1999. ISBN 88-09-02164-9
- Webage with many of the albums of Amodei
- Margherita Zorzi: "Fausto Amodei - Canzoni di satira e di Rivolta" - 2008, ISBN 978-88-95514-62-8