Vasco Rossi (born February 7, 1952) is one of the best-known artists and songwriters in Italy. His nickname is Blasco. During his 25-year career, he has published 21 albums (including live and collection discs) and has written some 130 songs, as well as lyrics for other artists. He calls himself a â€˜â€™provocautore,â€™â€™ as throughout his career he has been regularly criticized over his choice of lifestyle and the lyrics in his songs.
Rossi was born in Zocca, in the province of Modena (Emilia-Romagna), in 1952. His father, Carlo Rossi, was a truck-driver, and his mother, Novella, a housewife. It was his mother herself who decided to enroll Vasco in singing school when he was a small boy, a choice that must have seemed rather peculiar within the mentality of a small village in the Appenines like Zocca. Nonetheless, Vasco fell in love with music and at the age of 14 began playing with his first band.
Vasco and his family moved to Bologna, Italy, where he studied accounting in high school. Upon graduating he opened a music club, Punto Club, and enrolled in university at the faculty of Economics and Comme...