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Gaber would have turned 83 today, a tribute from Google

2022-01-25T09:40:41.751Z

(HANDLE) Google's homage to Giorgio Gaber, protagonist of today's doodle. Gaber would have turned 83 today Here are two articles taken from the ANSA archives, on the occasion of Gaber's death on January 1st 2003 DEAD GABER: LOVE AND ESCAPE FROM MILAN, HIS MUSA / ANSA Document: 20030101 01766 ZCZC0397 / SXB R SPE S0B S41 QBXH DEAD GABER: LOVE AND ESCAPE FROM MILAN, HIS MUSA / ANSA (ANSA) - MILAN, 1 JAN -



Google's homage to Giorgio Gaber, protagonist of today's doodle.

Gaber would have turned 83 today

Here are two articles taken from the ANSA archives, on the occasion of Gaber's death on January 1st 2003

DEAD GABER: LOVE AND ESCAPE FROM MILAN, HIS MUSA / ANSA


Document: 20030101 01766


ZCZC0397 / SXB


R SPE S0B S41 QBXH


DEAD GABER: LOVE AND ESCAPE FROM MILAN, HIS MUSA / ANSA


(ANSA) - MILAN, 1 JAN - (by Alfonso Neri) - ''


My career as an artist developed on a plot of Milanese circumstances


''. This is how Giorgio Gaber, who was going in a Jaguar


to the State University to take Ombretta Colli, talked about


his work, his life and the birth of a political conscience.


Because they challenged him to the state highway for that "


beautiful car" of his. And he started thinking about it.


A very Milanese plot that of career and life


by Gaber, who the greatest Italian chansonnier loved


to remember how his shows '' without ever giving precise


coordinates of space and time, always refer to


typically metropolitan situations ''.


He was going with the Jaguar to pick up his girlfriend, whom he would later marry in


1965, that boy who was born of a Venetian family


- real surname Gaberscik - not very well-off, in via Londonio, in


the Sempione area. And that at 15 he had started playing to


heal himself and then he will move with the guitar to Santa Tecla,


a place a few steps behind the Duomo. Where he meets Celentano,


Jannacci and Mogol. What will become the mostfamous


Italian lyricist

gets him the contact with Ricordi for the first


record: four songs in all, including 'Hello I'll tell you'.


Jannacci will instead be a friend to deal with constantly.


With the spring, described by Gaber as "a


crazy

young man

", he will do his first shows around Milan, as a


guitarist.


Then came the theater, his true love: reported by


Paolo Grassi and hired by Piccolo to bring Mr. G.


to the Lombard squares.

Then he will be there on television, where, not


surprisingly, he makes himself known with a metropolitan piece: 'How beautiful is


the city'.

He has already sung 'Porta Romana', with which


he describes to all of Italy a neighborhood where you can ''



paints an image from Via Gluck of Celentaniana memory.


The faculty of Economics at the prestigious Bocconi is


forgotten. There is a lot of music and a lot of Milan inside Gaber. '' I have


heard many ballads, that of Tom Dooley and that of Davy


Crocket - sings Giorgio - and I would have liked to


write one too: instead nothing, I did a ballad for someone


who is in Milan at Giambellino (a district of 'extreme


working class suburbs, ed), the Cerutti, Cerutti Gino' '.


But Milan was not America. '' I started


playing the guitar when I was eight or nine - remembered Gaber in an


old interview - and my myths were jazz:I started


listening to American vinyl records that did a


pleasant buzz as they made us hear this very


strange and absolutely shocking music ''.

In the Milanese bars


he tried to play the notes from overseas, '' but then it was enough for


someone to arrive, not that he was an American, but had been ten


minutes in America, who sounded better than me ''.


In Milan he lived there until the 80s, to the intoxication of


Milan to drink.

Then he runs away to the countryside, in Tuscany, where he has


chosen to die.

When he had to go back under the Cathedral for


work, he felt a pang in


his

heart - he confided to his friends -

he found it hard to live there.

'' But I remained tied to


my city

in everything

- he said - I feel that here everything belongs to me,


almost physically ''.

He missed the pool bars.

Like


that of Cerruti, there at Giambellino, where friends


'' called him dragon, they said he was a magician, one evening in a


dark street ... pretending not to be afraid ''.

And Milan wants


to say goodbye to him.

At the Piccolo they prepare the funeral parlor.


Right there, where Mr. G began his timeless journey


.

(HANDLE).


KDP


01-JAN-03 21:13 NNNN

DEAD GABER: THE CONGRESS FOR A GREAT SNOB / ANSA


Document: 20030101 00855


ZCZC0398 / SXB


R SPE S0B S41 QBXB


DEAD

GABER

: THE CONGRESS FOR A GREAT SNOB / ANSA


FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE PERA IN FONER,


ROME

PROIETTI AND LERSA

) , 1 JAN - The death of Giorgio Gaber, who died


today after a long illness, hit the world of


entertainment, of political culture, which considered him a


'' great '' from many points of view.


Like the Nobel laureate Dario Fo, who defines him as a '' great


playwright '' as well as '' a brutal pessimist but never


opportunist even if the politicians never loved him because


he scratched them, or rather bludgeoned them.

Many remember the


the monologator, the singer - adds Fo - but Gaber was


a great playwright and this is hardly remembered ''.


'' A freak phenomenon on the contrary '': this is how


Gad Lerner, his admirer, friend and author of the


preface of '' Words and songs '', book plus cassette


published by Einaudi Stile Libero in May of last year,

remembers him.

.


For Lerner Gaber was the '' king of the stage with Celentano


Mina and after him only Morandi '', as well as '' a true snob ''.


Quality was for Gigi Proietti the


main

characteristic

of Gaber and of his art.

'' We always talk about


quality - says the


it was all quality and therefore in this moment his is an


even more painful loss ''.

For Proietti, he was also a


'' man capable of making choices, not just political ones, of


taste, style and class ''.


"With the loss of him we are poorer, certainly from


an artistic

point

of view", says Shel Shapiro, who met


the Milanese artist 30 years during the Cantagiro.

'' In the last


25 years he has been a great in theater and music - adds


Lui - On these occasions there is a lot of rhetoric, but it is truly a


great loss for music in general ''.


Longtime friend of Gaber and his wife Ombretta Colli,



the latter '' with sadness and affection '' his


personal

condolences

and those of the Senate.

'' With his music,


his voice, his mimicry - says Pera in the message - Giorgio


Gaber has accompanied several generations of Italians and


educated them to a civil spirit combined with a sense of critical irony.


It was a high testimony of commitment and passion ''.


(HANDLE).


MV


01-JAN-03 21:19 NNNN

Source: ansa

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