RON

BIOGRAPHY RON

Ron’s musical history begins in 1970 when, at the age of 16 with his given name Rosalino, participates with Nada, in the Sanremo Music Festival, with the song Pà diglielo a Mà, which passes through the epic of traditional songwriting of the 70s, where he consolidates a solid work relationship with Lucio Dalla, Francesco De Gregori and other great protagonists of that fantastic era.  At the end of 1972, during a journey by ship to Sicily, he wrote Piazza Grande together with the music of Lucio Dalla and Gianfranco Baldazzi and Sergio Bardotti for the lyrics; the song was presented by Dalla himself at the 1972 Sanremo Music Festival reaching a 4th place position and becoming an evergreen of the Bolognese singer-songwriter.

After some first recording experiences, Ron begins to work in  studio, feeling the need to search for his own artistic identity, not recognizing himself in the so-called “committed” songwriters.  His role models are indeed David Bowie, Lou Reed, Cat Stevens, James Taylor and he begins to take care of as a musician and arranger for his colleagues  becoming a “music maker” and making himself known to the point that, in 1979, Lucio Dalla e Francesco De Gregori call him to look after the arrangements of their Banana Republic tour, which gathers hundreds of thousands of spectators in the largest stadiums in Italy, from where a record and film will come to life. During these concerts, Ron is given the opportunity to perform as a soloist in I Ragazzi Italiani e Come va; for the occasion, he writes the music to the song Cosa Sarà (lyrics by Dalla and De Gregori, that will sing it on stage), then inserted in the record Ma Come Fanno I Marinai.

The experience gained in this very important event will have a fundamental impact on Ron’s next album, which will open one of the most important chapters in the Artist’s career.

In 1980, the album Una Città per Cantare, which contains the song with the same name, is released, which is the Italian version of the song The Road from the American songwriter Danny O’Keefe, already recorded in 1977 by the Californian Jackson Browne, and other songs written with Dalla (Io ti cercherò, Nuvole, Tutti i Cuori Viaggianti), except Nel Deserto (lyrics by De Gregori) and Mannaggia alla Music (entirely by De Gregori); in the album, they play with Ron, among others, Ricky Portera, Shel Shapiro, and PFM in full force. It is his first major success  where he appears under the pseudonym Ron.

For the project-event Dalla Morandi, Ron writes the music to Amore Piccolino e Disperati Complici that Gianni Morandi will sing in the album and during the subsequent tour.

In 1989, Ron dedicates himself as a producer, musician, arranger and author to the young rookie Biagio Antonacci and to his first album: Sono cose che capitano, where Ron also duets in the song that gives the album its title.

Ron’s strength over the years has always been to know how to re-propose himself as a protagonist through important albums, participations in the Sanremo Music Festival, including the victory in 1996 with the song Vorrei Incontrarti fra Cent’anni in a duet with Tosca, where he also won the Volare Award (Best lyrics and best music), and an endless series of duets and artistic collaborations with all his colleagues.

On May 28, 2021 he released the single Abitante di un corpo celeste which anticipates the release of his new album scheduled for early 2022.

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