Città Frontale

Città Frontale were an Italian symphonic-rock band from Naples that released the album El Tor on Fonit in 1975. Members: Lino Vairetti (vocals, guitar, Mellotron, Jew’s harp), Gianni Guarracino (guitar, synthesizer, vocals), Enzo Avitabile (saxophone, flute, vocals), Paolo Raffone (keyboards), Rino Zurzolo (bass), Massimo Guarino (drums, percussion, vibraphone, vocals) Città Frontale originally formed in 1970 […]

Osage Tribe

Osage Tribe were an Italian symphonic/hard-rock band from Genova, Liguria, that released the album Arrow Head on the Bla Bla label in 1972. Guitarist Marco Zoccheddu and bassist Bob Callero subsequently played in Duello Madre. Members: Nunzio “Cucciolo” Favia (drums), Bob Callero (bass, vocals, 1971-72), Marco Zoccheddu (guitar, keyboards, vocals, 1971-72), Franco Battiato (vocals, 1971), […]

Gino D’Eliso

Gino D’Eliso is an Italian singer/songwriter from Trieste who released the symphonic-folk album Il Mare on Numero Uno in 1976. He subsequently released the more pop-oriented works Ti ricordi Vienna? (1977, RCA Italiana), Santi ed eroi (1979, Philips), and Cattivi pensieri (1983, Philips). Gino D’Eliso was born in 1951 in Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Discography: Il […]

Formula 3

Formula 3 were an Italian post-psych band that released four albums on Numero Uno between 1970 and 1973. The first two were produced and largely written by Lucio Battisti. Guitarist/singer Alberto Radius and keyboardist Gabriele Lorenzi later co-founded the super-group Il Volo. Members: Alberto Radius (guitar, vocals), Gabriele Lorenzi (keyboards, vocals, 1969-74, 1990-92), Tony Cicco […]

Sandro Brugnolini

Alessandro Brugnolini (born Dec. 1, 1931) is an Italian composer and saxophonist who released numerous library albums between 1968 and 1975 on Cinevox, Record TV Discografica, and other labels. Discography: Musica Per Commenti Sonori (1969 • Stefano Torossi / Sandro Brugnolini) Overground (1970) Underground (1970 • Sandro Brugnolini / Franco Goldani) Utopia (1972) L’uomo dagli […]

Zanagoria

Zanagoria was the alias of Argentine-Italian keyboardist/composer Giorgio Carnini, who recorded numerous soundtracks and played with the studio-library collective I Gres during the 1970s. As Zanagoria, he released the electroacoustic album Insight Modulation on Gemelli in 1972. Discography: Insight Modulation (1972)

Zauber

Zauber were an Italian symphonic-folk band that released a self-titled album on Mu in 1978. After the band reconvened in the early 1990s, their lost 1977 album Phoenix was issued on Kaliphonia/Drums Edizioni Musicali. Members: Liliana Bodini (lead vocals, chimes), Massimo Cavagliato (drums, percussion), Mauro Cavagliato (bass, guitar, keyboards, xylophone, backing vocals, glockenspiel), Gianni Cristiani […]

Uno

Uno were an Italian symphonic-rock trio that released a self-titled album on Fonit in 1974. Members: Danilo Rustici (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Elio D’Anna (saxophone, flute), Enzo “Vince” Vallicelli (drums) Discography: Uno (1974)

Venegoni & Co.

Venegoni & Co. were an Italian jazz-rock band that released two albums on Cramps between 1977 and 1979. Members: Luigi “Gigi” Venegoni (guitar, bass, percussion), Ludovico Einaudi (keyboards), Luca Francesconi (keyboards), Ciro Buttari (percussion, vocals, piano), Pietro Pirelli (percussion), Massimo Aimone (drums) Discography: Rumore rosso (1977) Sarabanda (1979)

Tullio De Piscopo

Tullio De Piscopo (born Feb. 24, 1946) is an Italian session percussionist who played with N.T. Atomic System in the mid-1970s. In 1975, he released the jazz-rock album Sotto e ‘Ncoppa on Carosello with backing by the six-piece Revolt Group. Discography: Suonando la batteria moderna (1974) Sotto e ‘Ncoppa (1975) Vol 2 (1976) Concerto per […]

The Trip

The Trip were an Italian symphonic-rock/psych band that released three albums on RCA Italiana between 1970 and 1972, followed by a fourth on Trident in 1973. The band was originally formed in England during the mid-1960s and briefly included guitarist Richie Blackmore. Members: Arvid “Wegg” Andersen (bass, vocals), Joe Vescovi (keyboards, vocals), Billy Gray (guitar, […]

Tony Esposito

Tony Esposito (born July 15, 1950) is an Italian songwriter, drummer, percussionist, and producer who played in the band Moby Dick during the early 1970s. Between 1974 and 1977, he released three jazz-rock albums on Numero Uno. A further round of titles appeared on Bubble and Cinevox during the 1980s. Discography: Rosso Napoletano (1974) Processione […]

Stormy Six

Stormy Six were an Italian avant-garde/art-rock band from Milano, Lombardia, formed in 1966. The band issued three pop singles on Mini Records in 1967, followed by two albums on Ariston-subsidiary First between 1969 and 1972. In 1975, a revamped Stormy Six released the album Un Biglietto del Tram on L’Orchestra, a small-press started by frontman […]

Toni Verde

Toni Verde (born April 6, 1954) is an Italian composer, arranger, guitarist, and bassist who directed the symphonic-folk band Saint Just for two albums during the early 1970s. In 1977, he released the album Calypso on Harvest. Discography: Calypso (1977)

Stelvio Cipriani

Stelvio Cipriani (Aug. 20, 1937 — Oct. 1, 2018) was an Italian composer and pianist who recorded numerous soundtracks between 1969 and 1982 for CAM, Cinevox, and other labels. Discography: Femina ridens (OST, 1969) Anonimo veneziano (OST, 1970) Cometogether (OST, 1971) L’iguana dalla lingua di fuoco (OST, 1971) Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga aka […]

St. Tropez

St. Tropez were an Italian space-rock bandthat was active during the late 1970s. In 1978, the band recorded 74 minutes of material that was released on the 1992 disc Icarus by archivists Mellow Records. Members: Ciro Perrino (keyboards, drums), Alex Magazzino (guitar, bass, vocals), Lady Mantide (vocals), Giorgio Battaglia (bass), Silvano Cecchini (bass), Francesco Di […]