Gino Paoli (born 23 September 1934) is an Italian singer-songwriter. Paoli was born in Monfalcone, but moved very early to Genoa. After several different jobs, he was called by Ricordi with his friends Luigi Tenco and Bruno Lauzi. His first success was the single "La gatta". This was followed by "Sapore di sale", arranged by Ennio Morricone. In the same year he attempted suicide by shooting at his heart, but he survived.