Francesco "Franco" Battiato (Italian: [ˈfraŋko batˈtjaːto, - battiˈaːto]; 23 March 1945 – 18 May 2021) was an Italian singer-songwriter, composer and filmmaker. He sometimes performed under the pseudonym Süphan Barzani. Battiato's songs had esoteric, philosophical and religious themes. He performed under many genres such as experimental pop, electronic music, progressive rock, and new wave.
|Birth name||Francesco Battiato|
|Also known as||Süphan Barzani|
|Born||23 March 1945|
Ionia, Sicily, Italy
|Died||18 May 2021 (aged 76)|
Milo, Sicily, Italy
- Ned Raggett. Franco Battiato at AllMusic
- Battiato, Franco; Pulcini, Franco (1992). Tecnica mista su tappeto (in Italian). EDT.
- "Battiato: Dipingo come uno stonato". La Stampa. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
- Online, Redazione (2021-05-18). "È morto Franco Battiato". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 2021-05-18.