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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.

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Related artist(s): Banco del Mutuo Soccorso

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