|Genres:||Blues Latin Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts World|
|Tags:||italian rock pop blues soft rock|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Adelmo Fornaciari, 25 September 1955, Roncocesi, Reggio Emilia, Italy. Fornaciari was given the nickname Zucchero (Sugar) as a child. He trained as a veterinary surgeon at Bologna University where a black American student taught him guitar and introduced him to soul music. Singing in a style reminiscent of Joe Cocker, Zucchero formed his own band in the late 70s but found initial success supplying songs for other artists. He made his first records in the early 80s, including a session recorded in America with bass player Randy Jackson and producer Corrado Rustici that spawned the Italian hit Donne. Zucchero and Rustici would subsequently strike up a working partnership that lasted well into the new millennium. The soulful leanings of the Jackson collaboration spilled over onto the 1987 recording Blues, which sold over a million in Italy and featured the singers best-known song, Senza Una Donna (Without A Woman), which...