Zucchero

Biography

Born: September 25, 1955; Roncocesi, Italy  
Adelmo Fornaciari is the talented Italian musician more commonly known to the world by his nickname, Zucchero (Sugar), given to him by an elementary school teacher. He began playing the guitar in his home province of Reggio Emilia, focusing on music in the blues/R&B mold. As a teenager, he founded a local band called Le Nuove Luci. After forming another group, Sugar and Candies, in 1978, Zucchero began writing as well -- Italian pop songs for Read more other artists, and more blues-oriented material for himself. He won the 1981 Castrocaro Festival, which lead to performances at the 1982 and 1983 Sanremo Festivals. The exposure allowed Zucchero to release his own solo album, 1983's Un Po' Di Zucchero. His song "Donne," performed with the newly formed Zucchero & the Randy Jackson Band, caused a sensation at the 1985 Sanremo Festival; even though "Donne" didn't win, it did become a hit. This introduced the Zucchero blend of Italian pop and electric blues to a larger audience. During the late '80s and early '90s, he became one of the best selling artists in Italy and a favorite all over Europe. Although he performed at the 1994 Woodstock Festival and appeared with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, the Scorpions, and Luciano Pavoratti, Zucchero's American audience remained limited. In the new millennium, Zucchero's success has continued as a performer and an award-winning songwriter. In 2002, he released another successful solo album, Shake. Read less
Browse 1-9 of 9 Available Recordings
  • 1.
    The Tribute To Pavarotti
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001261609 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Cesare Andrea Bixio,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Gershwin  ... 
    Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti,  Cynthia Lawrence,  Angela Gheorghiu,  Andrea Bocelli  ... 
    Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
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    The Tribute To Pavarotti [Blu-ray]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001261559 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Cesare Andrea Bixio,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Gershwin  ... 
    Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti,  Andrea Bocelli,  Angela Gheorghiu,  Sherrill Milnes  ... 
    Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
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    Luciano Pavarotti - The Duets
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001225209 Release Date: 11/11/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Eduardo Di Capua,  César Franck,  Various
    Performer:  Sheryl Crow,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Bryan Adams,  Sting  ... 
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    Pavarotti - The Duets
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001224502 Release Date: 11/11/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Brian Eno,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Eduardo Di Capua,  Zucchero  ... 
    Performer:  Bono,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Brian Eno,  Sheryl Crow  ... 
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    Andrea Bocelli - A Night In Tuscany
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 000679209 Release Date: 04/18/2006  
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini,  Francesco Cilèa,  Various
    Performer:  Andrea Bocelli,  Sarah Brightman,  Nuccia Focile,  Zucchero
    Conductor:  Marcello Rota
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Philharmonic Orchestra,  Pisana Chorus
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  • 6.
    Pavarotti And Friends For Cambodia And Tibet
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 467200 Release Date: 09/12/2000  
    Composer:  John & Paul Lennon & McCartney,  Luiz Bonfá,  Annie & David A Lennox & Stewart,  Tracey Chapman  ... 
    Performer:  Irene Grandi,  Biagio Antonacci,  Tracey Chapman,  Enrique Iglesias  ... 
    Conductor:  José Molina
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambodian and Tibetan Children's Choir,  Eurythmics,  Rock Band (Anonymous)  ... 
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    Pavarotti & Friends For The Children Of Liberia
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 460600 Release Date: 10/20/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Stannard,  Stevie Wonder,  Wilson,,  John Francis Wade  ... 
    Performer:  John Themis,  Matt Rowe,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Rob Mathes  ... 
    Conductor:  Marco Boemi,  José Molina
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Spice Girls,  The Corrs
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  • 8.
    Pavarotti & Friends For The Children Of Bosnia
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 452100 Release Date: 04/02/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Taylor,  Marijohn Wilkin,  David "The Edge" Evans,  John Steinman  ... 
    Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti,  Simon Le Bon,  Brian Eno,  Bono  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Kamen,  Marco Armiliato
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Band,  Turin Philharmonic Orchestra,  The Chieftains  ... 
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    Luciano Pavarotti And Friends
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 440100 Release Date: 03/09/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Patricia Kaas,  Bob Geldof,  Sting  ... 
    Performer:  Lucio Dalla,  Zucchero,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Sting  ... 
    Conductor:  Also Sisilli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcangelo Corelli Chamber Orchestra Italy,  The Neville Brothers
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