Exposé Online banner

Banco lead singer dies in car accident

The sad news has come to us that Francesco di Giacomo, lead singer of the classic Italian band Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, died today, 21 February, 2014, in an automobile accident in the Zagarolo area of Rome.

by Jon Davis, Published 2014-02-21

Francesco di Giacomo at ProgFest 2000Di Giacomo always kept his personal history private, never buying into the celebrity aspect of a career in music, so it is for his music and poetry that he will be remembered by legions of fans around the world. He was born Siniscola, August 22, 1947, and joined Banco in 1971. He featured on 25 albums with the band as well as a solo album, Banco d'Accusa from 1996. He also worked occasionally as an actor, appearing in three films by Federico Fellini: Satyricon, Roma, and Amarcord.

Filed under: Obituaries

Related artist(s): Banco del Mutuo Soccorso

Latest news

2018-02-18
Didier Lockwood RIP – Word reaches us today of the death of one of France's great jazz musicians, violinist Didier Lockwood. His playing bridged many worlds, from traditional jazz to fusion to progressive rock, and his talent can be heard on recordings by Magma, Clearlight, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and many more. Lockwood was 62. » Read more

2018-02-15
10 Years of Fruits de Mer - The Incomplete Angler – Those of you who are faithful followers of Exposé will know that we have been promoting Fruits de Mer and its side labels and releases from nearly its first year. Now music journalist and author Dave Thompson has written a book chronicling the past ten years as a celebration of this milestone. » Read more

2018-02-14
Tom Rapp RIP – Singer / songwriter Tom Rapp, best known with the band Pearls Before Swine, passed away on February 12, at the age of 70, after a battle with cancer. » Read more

2018-01-30
Bill Bruford Ventures into Uncharted Territory – Drum master Bill Bruford, veteran of some of the most creative bands in history (King Crimson, Yes, Genese, etc.), is sharing some of what he's learned about being a drummer and a musician in his new book, Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer, out on University of Michigan Press. » Read more

2018-01-18
Christian Burchard RIP – Multi-instrumentalist Christian Burchard, who founded the seminal band Embryo in 1969, has died at the age of 71. His January 17 passing was announced on the band's Facebook page. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Klaus Schulze - Revisited Records Reissues, Part 1 – Revisited Records continues its reissue of the Klaus Schulze back catalog with another 12 CDs. I haven’t quite figured out their rationale, but they are releasing 12 a year covering the...  (2008) » Read more

Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana - Well of Souls – I'm an unabashed admirer of practically everything Steve Roach does nowadays as his ambient voyages are amazingly evocative and year after year he continues to produce great music. This collaboration...  (1996) » Read more

Colour Haze - Tempel – While there are numerous bands out there breaking new ground and never looking back, there are just as many others breathing new life into tried and true styles of decades long gone. For vintage...  (2007) » Read more

Killick - Bull**** – Musically speaking, it’s a big world out there, and there are lots of different instruments that have been developed over the centuries to fill it. But that doesn’t mean there’s no...  (2008) » Read more

Larry Kucharz - Pastels – Lights out. Put your headphones on for this one! Expansive sheets of subtle melodic color and points of sparkling light and empty darkness drift and float in and out of a three-dimensional listening...  (2010) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues