Antonio Coggio, one of the most important composer, arranger and record producer, passed away today in Rome at the age of 82.
His friends and all the artists he discovered and took by the hand and cared for with love for the talent and the art of song called him ‘Tonino’: from Claudio Baglioni a Ivano Fossati, gives My Martini a Mariella nava, gives Mimmo Cavallo a Fiorella Mannoia, gives Luca Barbarossa a Stefano Rosso.
“Goodbye dear Tonino – he writes Claudio Baglioni on social media – through me that boy not yet eighteen years old greets you and hugs you one last time in whom you immediately believed and whom you welcomed into your small family and your great friendship. If in all this time I have done anything good, the first accomplice was you. I will always be grateful to you. “
There are countless songs written, arranged or produced by Antonio Coggio: in addition to what has been called the ‘song of the century’, This little big love, and on Baglioni’s first albums, Coggio also produced hits such as Wonderful thought e Crazy idea from Patty Right, to name but a few.
Per Mariella nava he was a close friend of the family. She cries for him, moved: “His life was dedicated only to music. It was truly a myth. A great and a great person, generous and truly loved by everyone”, she says with a deep sense of gratitude.
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