Alfredo Cerruti, founder of the Squallor, died. Brilliant mind, he had a long love affair with Mina

Is dead Alfredo Cerruti, ‘narrating’ voice of the Squallor, a “ghost” group founded in 1971 together with Giancarlo Bigazzi, Daniele Pace and Totò Savio, with occasional participations by Elio Gariboldi, Gianni Boncompagni and Gigi Sabani. The success of this cult band came, practically without promotion, with the single “July 38”In 1971. This surreal song reached a large audience and anticipated the release of the first album, TROIA, in 1973. The four were already esteemed professionals in the music world. Nonsense, humor and revolutionary thrusts, the Squallor, skilled musicians and arrangers, were little interested in the “hit” and much more in becoming a cult group among pop / rock music fans.

Cerruti he was also a record producer, actor and TV writer. Born in Naples in 1942, he was 78 years old. In the mid-1970s there was a lot of talk his love story with Mina. Cerruti was, together with Renzo Arbore, one of the genius minds behind Back all!: “That program was a half masterpiece. We found ourselves at Renzo’s house with mortadella and michette. Then, with our bellies full, we reasoned. I gave her some indications directly from the terrace. I smoked like crazy and at Arbore smoking was banned “, said Alfredo himself in an interview with Daily fact of 2014. His experience on TV led him to also sign four editions of Domenica In. To break the news this morning on Facebook his friend Natalino Candidor on the fan page.

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