Ricchi e Poveri is a very well known pop music group from Italy. It was formed in 1967 by Franco Gatti, Angela Brambati, Angelo Sotgiu and Marina Occhiena. (Occhiena left the group in 1981)
Their first public appearance was in Cantagiro 1968 with L’ultimo Amore. Ricchi e Poveri has participated in Sanremo Music Festival several times since 1970. In the 1980’s they shifted towards a much more dance oriented music and in1985 they won first prize at Sanremo with “Se M’Innamoro”.
Ricchi e Poveri has recorded in Italian and Spanish and the group had some of the most popular Italian songs of the 1980s and 1990s, including “Mamma Maria”, “Se M’innamoro”, “Made in Italy”, “M’innamoro di te”, “Voulez-vous Danser” and many others that other artists have also covered.
They completed a tour in Italy and Slovenia in 2012 for their many fans of all ages.