(Above: image taken from Galleria de' Foscherari)
In addition to mullets and acid washed jeans, the '80s brought us Lucio Dalla's "DallamericaCaruso", a disc of live songs that included his smash hit "Caruso", since rehashed by every single lite-tenor that swaggered onto a mic'd-up stage.
While Lucio Dalla was writing his "DallamericaCaruso", he called on Italian photographer & friend, Luigi Ghirri, to document his travels from New York to Sorrento (where Caruso last lived in June 1921 in a suite at the Excelsior Vittoria Hotel, dying a mere two months later).
Bologna's Galleria de' Foscherari is currently running an exhibition of about 60 prints from that expedition, which runs until December. Called, "1986-1988: Luigi Ghirri fotografa Lucio Dalla", many prints allude to the great Caruso, as Dalla followed closely in the footsteps of the late tenor.