• Obituary Franco Battiato, the pop humanist, dies at 76

  • His great songs 'I want to see you dance', 'Permanent center of gravity' and other unforgettable songs by Franco Battiato

  • Franco Battiato and the new generation From the peach of 'Call me by your name' to the wedding of 'La casa de papel'

  • Death The mysterious last three years of Franco Battiato

In 1985 the EMI-ODEON company suggested that I adapt some songs from "a very strange guy, but who has sold a lot in Italy, to Spanish.

Let's try it, see if it can work here, who knows."

That "very strange uncle" was Franco Battiato.

And, yes, in Italy he had sold and sold a lot.

And in times when each country, especially Italy, sent

great stars to the

Eurovision Song Contest

, it had competed, forming a duo with a young protégé, Alice, in the 1984 edition.

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