Franco Micalizzi is one of Italy's premier composers. Born in Rome, on the 21st of December 1939. He is very well known for the soundtracks of the Italian police-films such as "La Banda Del Gobbo" (1978, English title "Brothers Till We Die"), "Italia A Mano Armata" (1976), "Napoli Violenta" (1976, English title "Death Dealers"), and "Roma A Mano Armata" (1976, English title "Assault with a Deadly Weapon"), working mostly with Umberto Lenzi, Fernando Di Leo and Marino Girolami.
Success came with "They Call Me Trinity"(1970), released on various formats. Through the years. From 1978 to 1979 he was musical director of the first thirteen episodes of Corrado's "Domenica In" third edition. . In the early eighties he founded an orchestra called The Micalizzi Family, where there is also his son Christian. He then moved on to work with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill for some comedy/copp films, including "Nati Con La Camicia" (1983, English title "Go For It"), "Non C'E Due Senza Quattro" (1985, Eglish title "Double Trouble") with very good results and feedback from the audience. From 2003 he was elected a director of SIAE.
One of his greatest successes was that of the soundtrack of the movie "L'Ultima Neve di Primavera" (1973, English Title "The Last Snows of Spring") one of the most moving musical pieces in the history of Italian cinema. This and other songs - including a version of the "Lupin III" main theme song performed by Irene Vioni with the orchestra Orchestra Castellina-Pasi in 1982 - have been collected and published in 2010 in the album "Golden '70".
In 2006 he started a project called Gli Originali (The Originals) in collaboration with the most representative artists of Italian hip-hop, among which there Deda MD, the Colle Der Fomento, The NextOne, Don Kaos, Funky Turi aka Nine Calabro, Speaker Dee Mo and others.