That date will be very important : it's the title of his first big success: "3 Marzo 1943" presented in Festival of Italian Music, Sanremo ('66).
He borns in Bologna, a town famous for: the "cooking", considered, for many persons, as me, the best one in Italy; the University , one of oldest in Europe; the hight spirit of peoples; the passion for motorcicles ( Ducati made in Bologna) and cars , as Ferrari , Lamborghini; the 'true' socialism , the oldest social cooperatives borns in XIX century in the countries around Bologna, many decades before the "october revolution" of Russia's memory.
The 'collaborative' and expansive caracter of Bologna's citizens is one of elements of Lucio Dalla's image, that we can find in the songs, in the texts and in his music.
In fact, Dalla, starts to play clarinet, jazz, to 12 year-old and only at 23 years-old someone (his Producer) tips to him to sing his songs.
Another Italian song-writer was borned.
The '60's are cultural revolution's years and song-writers are an expression of that.
Before '60's, italian musicians divided in 2 kinds: authors and singers, but now...
In these years, after rock'n roll, Beatles, Bob Dylan, everything seems musicians will be more free to make what they wants, in fact music takes more benefits than other art forms, from that situation.
Lucio Dalla: his unusual way to make 'solo' with voice, his hight professionality with clarinet , his apolitical way to be a song-writer makes a strange 'mix', a very loved singer and respected author.Dalla loves the sea just from he was a boy, because with his mom, he has a little home in Puglia's seabord.
A day, during a tourneè of concerts, he writes a song seat at sea - Sorrento's gulf - that will be cosiderated his best song: "Caruso".
In that song, Caruso, one of the best italian tenors (Naples 1873-1921) : Caruso is in a hotel's room, near the sea, and to think to his love, with big exiting and passion describes all his pain, suffering from absence, caused from distance from Italy and New York, where the star singer played concerts.
In 1990 Lucio Dalla pubblish "Attenti al lupo", a cd with 1,400,000 is the record about "more selling single ever (in Italy)" and in '96 'Canzoni' is "more Lp sold in the decade (in Italy)".
He is also producer, and, with PRESSING S.r.l., he brings out: Stadio, Ron, Luca Carboni, Samuele Bersani and the re-edit of Gianni Morandi; very important Italian singers, all comes from Bologna's region, and that we'll reviews soon at possible.
Best songs of Lucio Dalla, with 'Caruso', first of all: