- Real name
- Francesco Califano
- September 14, 1938
- March 30, 2013
- Born in Tripoli when Libya was an Italian colony.
Pop singer-songwriter, whose songs often reflect his over-the-top lifestyle: that of a ladies' man, who fights melancholy (or boredom, as he called it) with casual sexual relationships and alcohol.
Nicknamed "il Califfo" (the Caliph, a play on his surname) or "Il Maestro" ("life teacher").