Born in Rossiglione, Genoa, at young age Prudente studied drums, piano and guitar. At fifteen, while attending the high school, he was chosen by Colin Hicks as the drummer for his European tour. Back in Italy, he became the drummer of Luigi Tenco for his live performances; noticed by the record producer Nanni Ricordi, he released several singles in the sixties, entering the competition at several music festivals including Cantagiro and Un disco per l'estate.
The turning point of his career was the encounter with Ivano Fossati, with whom he composed several hits of the progressive rock group Delirium and with whom, after that Fossati left the group, he released the album Poco prima dell'aurora. Fossati and Prudente also composed songs for several other artists, including the hit "Pensiero stupendo" for Patty Pravo, that peaked at first place on the Italian hit parade.
- Redazione (22 April 2008). "Prudente, concerto da Oscar su 40 anni di musica italiana". Il Giornale. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
- Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291.
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