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Savage, real name Roberto Zanetti, was born on 28/11/56 in Massa, Italy.
Music was just a hobby for him until he began studying the piano at the age of fourteen. Shortly afterwards he got together with small music groups, such as "L’inchiesta", "Fathima e i pronipoti" and "I sangrià", playing the keyboards.
His first professional experience came about with the group "Santarosa" with whom he recorded a single, "Souvenir" that went on to sell two hundred thousand copies in Italy. The record was produced by Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari who was a great friend of Roberto’s at the time.After this project Roberto continued playing keyboards with other groups, amongst which "I vicini di casa" and "Taxi". It was with Taxi that collaboration with Zucchero was strengthened and the two friends played together for a couple of years.
In 1983 Roberto produced a dance single entitled "Don’t cry tonight", suitable for his own voice, and chose the stage name “Savage”. Throughout his career Roberto has used two different professional names, "Robyx" as a producer, and "Savage" as an artist. The song was a huge hit and Savage was invited to take part in many TV shows such as "Mister fantasy", "Discoring", "Pronto Raffaella", "Azzurro" and "Festivalbar". Thanks to the catchy melody and timbre of his voice, Savage quickly became one of the most appreciated dance singers in Europe.
This led to real episodes of fervour in Italy and Spain. During his shows, girls threw themselves at him and he started to receive thousand of fan letters. At the Festivalbar finals (Italy’s most popular summer music festival), he was the most applauded artist.
From 1983-85 Savage was continuously on tour, performing about 300 shows throughout Europe, in Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Yugoslavia, Sweden and, of course, Italy.
In the meantime other singles, "Only you", "Radio" and "A love again", were released and collected in the album "Tonight". Savage’s popularity crossed European borders and while new singles were released ("Time", "Celebrate" and "Love is death"), he also performed shows in such countries as the United States, Brazil, and Japan. In China a special version of the album "Tonight" was released, sung by a local rock star, while a famous French actress recorded a version of "Only you", called "Dans mes yeux".
In August ‘89 Savage took part as a guest artist at the Sopot Festivalbar in Poland. Savage sang for more than thirty minutes on the final show of the festival which was broadcast live to all Eastern European countries and was watched by a hundred million viewers!
In Eastern Europe Savage was one of the most popular contemporary artists so naturally he undertook a number of tours there. Amongst his most important shows were those of Katowice (in Poland), with an audience of fifteen thousand and Ierewan (USSR) where seventy thousand people rushed to see him over four days.
During the same time his other singles were released, "Loosing you", "Goodbye", "I just died in your arms", and "Strangelove". Since 1990 Savage has dedicated most of his time to his career as a producer and, under the name "Robyx", has been responsible for the successes of Ice MC, Pianonegro, Double you, Alexia and Corona. Consequently, during this period, he has rarely been on tour although he has undertaken American tours (New York, Chicago, Miami, Boston), where he has returned every year since 1990, and a Brazilian tour, which lasted fifteen days.
In 1994 the last single, entitled "Don’t you want me", came out, meeting with fair success all over the world.
TAXI - To Miami (robyx), © Harmony Music/HY 001 - 1983 Buy it at GEMM.com
JOEY MOON - Angelica, © Harmony Music/HY 003 - 1983 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - Don't Cry Tonight, © Discomagic/MIX 133 - 1983 Buy it at GEMM.com
TANGO - Computerized Love, © ZYX/5237 - 1984 Buy it at GEMM.com
CLAUDIO MINGARDI - Star, © Best Records/BEST 12027 - 1984 Buy it at GEMM.com
STARGO - Capsicum, © Flashback/FLASCH 00183 - 1984 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - Only You / Turn Around, © Discomagic/MIX 195 - 1984 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - Tonight Lp, © Discomagic/MIX 213 - 1984 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - Radio / A Love Again, © Discomagic/MIX 215 - 1984 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - Tonight, © ZYX/20042 - 1985 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - A Love Again / Fugitive, © Discomagic/MIX 223 - 1985 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - Time, © Discomagic/MIX 257 - 1985 Buy it at GEMM.com
TANGO - Computerized Love, © STARGO/MIX 8501 - 1985 Buy it at GEMM.com
STARGO - Life Is Life / Capsicum, © STARGO/MIX 8502 - 1985 Buy it at GEMM.com
STARGO - Capsicum (remix), © STARGO/MIX 8503 - 1985 Buy it at GEMM.com
STARGO - Superman / Dance Under The Moonlight, © STARGO/MIX 8504 - 1985 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - Celebrate, © Emergent/EMRX 104 - 1986 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - Love Is Death, © Discomagic/MIX 292 - 1986 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - I'm Loosing You (remix), © Beat Box/BB 8188 - 1987 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - I'm Loosing You, © Discomagic/MIX 342 - 1988 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - So Close, © Discomagic/MIX 346 - 1988 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - I`m Loosing You (remix), © Discomagic/MIX 347 - 1988 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - I Just Died In Your Arms, © Euroenergy/EURO 28.06 - 1989 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - Good-bye, © Discomagic/MIX 355 - 1989 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - Don`t Leave Me, © Euroenergy/EURO 28.09 - 1990 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - Don`t Cry Tonight, © Dance World Attck/DWA 0027 - 1991 Buy it at GEMM.com
SAVAGE - Don`t You Want Me, © ZYX/7308-8 - 1994 Buy it at GEMM.com