Posted at 5:09 PM on May 16, 2011
by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version
The boy from Lucca came from a long line of musicians. A lot was expected of him, but not nearly as much as he delivered. Along the way, he passed through the "just a kid" phase, combining keyboard wizardry with petty larceny. One early habit, though, common to millions, he would indulge till his dying day.