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Privatbesitz Familie Bocelli
Born September 22, in Lajatico in the Province of Pisa, Italy.
He began already in early childhood to play the organ in church.
First piano-time.
Laiatico (c)
Though already born with poor vision due to glaucoma, he loses his vision completely after an unfortunate hit to the head in a soccer game.
Privatbesitz Familie Bocelli
He wins his first song competition, the Margherita d'Oro in Viareggio with "O sole mio".
1980 Campo dei Miracoli, Pisa (c)
He begins the study of law at the University of Pisa. As a pastime, and to earn money, he plays in piano bars in the province, where in 1987 he met Enrica, who would later become his wife.
Privatbesitz Familie Bocelli
After concluding his studies, he works for a year as a lawyer, then dedicates himself completely to music. He takes singing lessons from Bettarini, until the maestro died in 1997 at the age of 83.
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