Lucio Battisti

Born in Poggio Bustone, province of Rieti, on 5 March 1943, he is among the best-known singer-songwriters in Italian pop music.
Lucio BattistiLucio Battisti was a secluded artist, performing only a very few live concerts and rarely appearing on TV; since the early 1980s he completely disappeared from the public scene - just as his great friend, singer Mina. He met an untimely death on 9 September 1998, for a disease that was never publicly communicated by the family.

There seems to be no official website, suggested links: http://www.luciobattisti.info/, http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucio_Battisti