Giovanni Lindo Ferretti Musical Artist

Giovanni lindo ferretti

Giovanni Lindo Ferretti (born 9 September 1953) is an Italian singer-songwriter, composer and author. Giovanni Lindo Ferretti was born in Cerreto Alpi (frazione of Collagna), in the province of Reggio Emilia, in the western part of the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. After completing his studies and working as a psychiatric nurse for five years, Lindo Ferretti traveled around Europe. In East Berlin he met Massimo Zamboni, with whom, in 1982, he founded the band CCCP Fedeli alla linea ("CCCP Loyal to the Line"). CCCP soon became a benchmark of the so-called "alternative music" in Italy. The band dissolved in 1990. In 1992, again with Massimo Zamboni and with an original core member of the Italian band Litfiba, Gianni Maroccolo, he founded a new band called Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti (Consortium of Independent Players), also known as CSI. This band continued until 2000, when Zamboni departed. The bands’ names followed the naming of the political entities of the Soviet Union and its dissolution in the late 20th century. "CCCP" is the Cyrillic lettering for SSSR (i.e. USSR), and "CSI" mimics the Italian acronym for the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 9th, 1953
Nationality
Italy
Places lived
Emilia-Romagna , Italy
pop. 4,404,048 (2013)

Musical acts

1.Ambrogio Sparagna & Giovanni Lindo Ferretti

Member history

Member Role Start End
Ambrogio Sparagna

2.Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti

Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti, also C.S.I. is an Italian band evolved from former punk/art band CCCP Fedeli alla linea. C.S.I. were founded in 1992 by Giovanni Lindo Ferretti and Massimo Zamboni, along with original members of the Italian band Litfiba. The naming conventions of the band followed political changes occurring around the time of the fall of the Berlin wall. Whereas the earlier band's name referenced the Cyrillic lettering for SSSR, "CSI" follows the conventions of the Italian acronym for the newly established Commonwealth of Independent States. After Zamboni departed in 2000, the remaining members of C.S.I. continued in the form of Per Grazia Ricevuta.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Ginevra Di Marco
1994 2000
1996 2000
Gianni Maroccolo
Francesco Magnelli
Giorgio Canali
Massimo Zamboni

3.Per Grazia Ricevuta

Per Grazia Ricevuta, often abbreviated as PGR, is an Italian band led by Giovanni Lindo Ferretti. The band grew out of the ashes of his previous project Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti, which disbanded following the departure of long-time collaborator Massimo Zamboni. Their name 'Per Grazia Ricevuta, also marks a change. It is a stock phrase usually attached to mementos acknowledging miraculous divine gifts, and reflects Lindo Ferretti's rediscovery of his Catholic roots following a long career of radical left activism. PGR's lineup changed with the release of the album D’anime e d’animali, when founding members Ginevra Di Marco and Francesco Magnelli departed. As a response, the band's acronym was slightly changed into PG³R. In 2006 PGR performed a tour around Italy entitled 'Ripasso / Ribassi - Saldi, fino ad esaurimento scorte’. With the release of 2009's Ultime notizie di cronaca, the band announced its dissolution.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Francesco Magnelli
2001 2004
Ginevra Di Marco
2001 2004
Giorgio Canali
Gianni Maroccolo

Official website

4.CCCP Fedeli alla linea Art rock, New Wave, Pop rock, Rock music, Post-punk, Punk rock

1981 - 1990

CCCP Fedeli alla Linea were an Italian band formed in 1982 in Berlin by vocalist Giovanni Lindo Ferretti and guitarist Massimo Zamboni. The band's style was self-defined by the members themselves as “Musica Melodica Emiliana—Punk Filosovietico” Their name, CCCP, stems from the cyrillic script for SSSR, Russian acronym for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, although pronounced following the Italian phonetics. CCCP left behind the stereotypes of punk rock, and reached for a genre-defying convergence of militant rock, industrial music, Folk, electropop, Middle Eastern music, and even chamber music while delivering through their lyrics a bleak vision of humankind, also introducing elements of expressionist theatre and existentialist philosophy in their live shows. CCCP's works influenced dozen of artists such as Marlene Kuntz, Massimo Volume, and Offlaga Disco Pax.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Massimo Zamboni
1981 October 3rd, 1990
1981 October 3rd, 1990
Fatur
1984 October 3rd, 1990
Francesco Magnelli
1989 October 3rd, 1990
Gianni Maroccolo
1989 October 3rd, 1990
Giorgio Canali
1989 October 3rd, 1990
Ringo De Palma
1989 June 1st, 1990

Official website

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Litania
2004 Album
Ambrogio Sparagna
Iniziali: BCGLF
December 22nd, 2003 Album on compact disc Soundtrack
CO.DEX
2000 Album on compact disc

Wikipedia

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