| Duck Record|
| 7 October 1942 (age 74) (1942-10-07) Milan, Italy|
L'assistente sociale tutto pepe
Luci A San Siro Ed Altri Lampioni
Easy listening, Film music, World
Shel Shapiro, Guido Maria Ferilli, Roberto Vecchioni
Andrea Lo Vecchio (born 7 October 1942) is an Italian composer, lyricist, record producer, singer-songwriter and entrepreneur.
Born in Milan, Lo Vecchio started his career in 1962, performing as a singer-songwriter and a guitarist in local music halls and clubs. In 1963 he won a contest for new artists and subsequently got a contract with CBS.
In 1964 Lo Vecchio made his professional debut as a songwriter with the song "Era troppo bello", which was performed by Wilma Goich and won the Festival delle Rose. The same year he founded a cabaret in his hometown, "Le Clochard", where performed notable artists such as Bruno Lauzi, Gufi and Cochi e Renato. In 1966 he sold the cabaret and founded the nightclub "Student's Club"; the same year he started a long and fruitful collaboration as a songwriter with Roberto Vecchioni. In 1967 he participated to the RAI musical show Settevoci, where he launched his song "Ho scelto Bach", with whom he also participated to the Festivalbar.
In 1968 he debuted as a producer for the album Casatschok by Dori Ghezzi and for the self-titled album by Roberto Vecchioni. In 1969 he composed the music for "If I Only Had Time", which was performed by John Rowles and became an international success. The same year he founded a school of water ski and a nightclub in Sanremo. In the following years Lo Vecchio became a usual collaborator of Mina. Other collaborations include Adriano Celentano, Shirley Bassey, Ornella Vanoni, Gigliola Cinquetti, Patty Pravo, Bruno Lauzi, Loredana Berté, Mireille Mathieu, Gino Paoli, Al Bano and Romina Power, Raffaella Carrà, Demis Roussos, Claude François, Umberto Bindi, Ivan Graziani, Fausto Leali, Dik Dik, I Nuovi Angeli. He also wrote several songs for children, notably "Tarzan lo fà", which was performed by Nino Manfredi, as well as musical scores for films, TV-series and commercials.
In 1976 Lo Vecchio founded, together with Detto Mariano and Enzo Scirè, the label "Love Records", which published works of Mario Del Monaco, Bobby Solo and Léo Ferré, among others. In the 1980s he cured the collection "Profili Musicali", published by Ricordi.
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