This January 25, Google pays tribute to Giorgio Gaberščik, better known as Giorgio Gaber.

The doodle of the day represents the face of the Italian singer accompanied by a vinyl and a microphone.

The artist would have celebrated his 83rd birthday that day.

Born in Milan into a family of musicians, he first tried his hand at the guitar to treat a hand injury, explains Google on his blog.

He then learned to sing and became one of the leading figures of Italian rock'n'roll.

#Giorgio Gaber's 83rd Birthday #

Date: January 25, 2022

Today’s Doodle celebrates the 83rd birthday of Italian singer-songwriter, playwright, and performer Giorgio Gaber.

He is best known and remembered as a pioneer of teatro canzone (theater song), a reflection of Milane…

— Goggle Doddle (@GoggleDoddle) January 24, 2022

Father of the “teatro canzone”

Giorgio Gaber was part of Adriano Celentano's group, the Rock Boys, in the 1950s. He also performed on television in the 1960s, where he enjoyed great success.

He then focused on stage performances, creating a special bond with his audience.

Giorgio Gaber is considered one of the pioneers of the “teatro canzone”, sung theatre.

Among his most famous titles: 

La ballata del Cerutti 


Com'è bella la città

, songs providing a particular look at Italian society of the time.

The musician and composer died on January 1, 2003 of cancer.

He is buried in Milan, where an opera bears his name.


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