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 […]

Spirale

Spirale were an Italian jazz-rock band that released a self-titled album on King Universal in 1974. Members: Corrado Nofri (keyboards), Gaetano Delfini (trumpet, vocals), Giancarlo Maurino (saxophone, flute), Peppe Caporello (bass, guitar), Giampaolo Ascolese (drums) Discography: Spirale (1974)

Sensations’ Fix

Sensations’ Fix were an Italian space-rock band that released six albums on Polydor between 1974 and 1978. Members: Franco Falsini (guitar, keyboards, vocals, 1974-75), Richard Ursillo (bass), Keith Edwards (drums, 1974-77), Stephen Head (keyboards, 1975-?, drums, 1976-?) Discography: Fragments of Light (1974) Portable Madness (1974) Sensation’s Fix (1974) Finest Finger (1976) Boxes Paradise (1977) Vision’s […]

Sensitiva Immagine

Sensitiva Immagine were an Italian symphonic-rock band that was active during the mid-1970s. In 1976, the band recorded an album that was released a trilustrum later by archivists Melos. Members: Alfredo Olivieri (vocals), Massimo Buriani (guitar), Stefano Bertonazzi (keyboards), Andrea Pavinato (bass), Franco Buriani (drums) Discography: E Tutto Comincio Cosi… (1991, recorded 1976)

Sangi

Sangi — aka Maurizio Sangineto — is an Italian session guitarist and producer who released the jazz-rock album Steps on Sun Records in 1978. Discography: Steps (1978)

Semiramis

Semiramis were an Italian symphonic/art-rock band that released the album Dedicato a Frazz on Trident in 1973. The members of the band were 17–18 years old at the time of the album’s release. Members: Maurizio Zarrillo (keyboards), Marcello Reddavide (bass), Memmo Pulvano (drums, 1970-73), Maurizio Macos [Maurizio Macioce] (vocals, 1970-72), Michele Zarrillo (guitar, vocals, 1972-74), […]

Samadhi

Samadhi were an Italian symphonic/jazz-rock band that released a self-titled album on Fonit in 1974. Members: Luciano Regoli (vocals), Nanni Civitenga (guitar), Stefano Sabatini (keyboards), Stevo Saradzic (saxophone, flute), Aldo Bellanova (bass, guitar), Sandro Conti (drums), Ruggero Stefani (percussion) Discography: Samadhi (1974)

Piero Piccioni

Piero Piccioni (6 December 1921 23 July 2004) is an Italian composer who scored more than 200 soundtracks between 1958 and 1987. Discography: Scacco alla regina (OST, 1969) Colpo rovente (OST, 1970) Bello, onesto, emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata (OST, 1972) Mimì Metallurgico ferito nell’onore (OST, 1972) Il faro in capo al mondo (OST, 1972) […]

Salis

I Salis were an Italian pop band fronted by brothers Antonio and Francesco Salis, who released several singles as Salis n Salis at the turn of the 1970s on Belldisc Italiana. Between 1971 and 1974, the band released two singles with accompanying singles on Produttori Associati and Cipiti Record. Evolving with the times, the band […]

Saint Just

Saint Just were an Italian symphonic-folk band that released two albums on Harvest in 1973 and 1974. Members: Jenny Sorrenti (vocals), Antonio Verde (guitar, bass, vocals), Robert Fix (saxophone, 1973), Tito Rinesi (guitar, vocals, 1974), Andrea Faccenda (guitar, keyboards, 1974), Fulvio Maras (drums, percussion, 1974) Discography: Saint Just (1973) La casa del lago (1974)

Rocky’s Filj

Rocky’s Filj were an Italian jazz-rock band that released the album Storie di Uomini e Non on Ricordi in 1973. Members: Roberto “Rocky” Rossi (vocals, saxophone, clarinet), Roby Grablovitz (guitar, flute), Luigi Ventura (bass, trombone), Rubino Colasante (drums, double bass) Discography: Storie di Uomini e Non (1973)

Rino Gaetano

Rino Gaetano (Oct. 29, 1950 — June 2, 1981) was an Italian singer/songwriter who released six albums on it/RCA Italiana between 1974 and 1980. Discography: Ingresso libero (1974) Mio fratello è figlio unico (1976) Aida (1977) Nuntereggae più (1978) Resta vile maschio dove vai (1979) E io ci sto (1980)

Riccardo Cocciante

Riccardo Cocciante (born Feb. 20, 1946) is an Italian singer/songwriter who has released more than 30 proper albums since 1972, mostly on RCA Italiana. Discography: Mu (1972) Poesia (1973) Anima (1974) L’alba (1975) Concerto per Margherita (1976) Richard Cocciante (1976) …Je chante (1978) Riccardo Cocciante (1978) …E io canto (1979) Au clair de tes silences […]

Renato Zero

Renato Fiacchini — known professionally as Renato Zero (born Sept. 30, 1950) — is an Italian singer, songwriter, and media personality who released four albums on RCA Italiana between 1973 and 1977. Over the ensuing trilustrum, he released an album per year on namesake self-press Zerolandia. Discography: No! Mamma, no! (1973) Invenzioni (1974) Trapezio (1976) […]

Reale Accademia di Musica

Reale Accademia di Musica were an Italian symphonic-rock band that released a self-titled album on Ricordi in 1972, followed by a collaborative effort with guitarist/songwriter Adriano Monteduro on RCA in 1974. Members: Henryk “Enrique” Topel Cabanes (vocals), Federico Troiani (keyboards, vocals), Pericle Sponzilli (guitar), Nicola Agrimi (guitar), Pierfranco Pavone (bass), Roberto Senzasono (drums, percussion), Nicola […]

Raccomandata Ricevuta di Ritorno

Raccomandata Ricevuta di Ritorno were an Italian symphonic-rock band that released the album Per… un Mondo di Cristallo on Cetra in 1972. Members: Luciano Regoli (vocals, acoustic guitar), Nanni Civitenga (guitar), Stefano Piermarioli (keyboards, 1972-73), Damaso Grassi (flute, saxophone, 1972-73), Manlio Zacchia (bass, double bass, 1972-73), Francesco Francica [aka Froggio] (drums, percussion, 1972-73), Roberto Gardin […]

Quella Vecchia Locanda

Quella Vecchia Locanda were an Italian symphonic-rock band that released a self-titled album on Help! in 1972, followed by the sophomoric Il Tempo Della Gioia on RCA Italiana in 1974. Members: Giorgio Giorgi (vocals, flute), Raimondo Maria Cocco (guitar, vocals, clarinet), Massimo Roselli (keyboards, vocals), Romualdo Coletta (bass), Patrick Traina (drums, percussion), Donald Lax (violin, […]

Procession

Procession were an Italian symphonic/hard-rock band that released two albums on Help! and Fonit between 1972 and 1974. Members: Gianfranco Gaza (vocals, harmonica, 1971-74), Marcello Capra (guitar, 1971-73), Angelo Girardi (bass, mandolin), Ivan Fontanella (drums), Roby Munciguerra [Roberto Bonfiglio] (guitar, vocals, 1972-present), Giancarlo Capello (drums, percussion, 1972-74), Paolo D’Angelo (bass, 1974), Maurizio Gianotti (saxophone, flute, […]

Pulsar Music Ltd.

Pulsar Music Ltd. was the name of a jazz-funk/instrumental project put together by Italian jazz musicians Enrico Pieranunzi and Silvano Chimeti. The project yielded soundtrack music for the 1976 crime/action thriller Milano Violenta (Bloody Payroll). The music itself was released under the project nameplate on Cometa Edizioni Musicali. Members: Enrico Pieranunzi, Silvano Chimeti Discography: Pulsar […]

Planetarium

Planetarium were an Italian symphonic-rock band that released the album Infinity on Victory Records in 1971. Members: Alfredo Ferrari (keyboards), Franco Sorrenti (guitar), Mirko Mazza (guitar), Piero Repetto (bass), Giampaolo Pesce (drums) Discography: Infinity (1971)

Pino Donaggio

Pino Donaggio (born Nov. 24, 1941) is an Italian composer who released numerous soundtrack scores on Carosello and Varèse Sarabande during the 1970s and 1980s. Discography: Don’t Look Now (OST, 1973) E’ difficile… ma non impossibile… vivere insieme (1973) Corruzione al Palazzo di Giustizia (OST, 1974) Carrie (OST, 1976) Certe volte… (1976) Nero Veneziano (OST, […]

Ping Pong

Ping Pong were an Italian sax-rock band that released two albums on Emiliana and Spark between 1971 and 1973. Members: Mauro Falzoni (guitar, vocals), Celso Valli (keyboards), Paride Sforza (saxophone, clarinet), Alan Taylor (bass, vocals), Vittorio Volpe (drums), Giorgio Bertolani (vocals, 1973-74) Discography: About Time (1971) Ping Pong (1973)

Pierrot Lunaire

Pierrot Lunaire were an Italian avant/symphonic-folk combo that released two albums on RCA-subsidiary it between 1974 and 1977. Members: Arturo Stàlteri (vocals, piano, organ, spinet, celesta, keyboards, percussion), Gaio Chiocchio (sitar, mandolin, vocals, guitar, Hammond organ, cymbal, timpani), Vincenzo Caporaletti (acoustic guitar, classical guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, bass, drums, flute, 1974), Jacqueline Darby (vocals, […]

New Trolls

New Trolls were an Italian symphonic-rock band that released five albums on Cetre between 1968 and 1972, followed by six further titles through the close of the 1970s on Magma and Warner Bros. Members: Vittorio De Scalzi (guitar, keyboards, flute, vocals), Nico Di Palo (guitar, vocals), Mauro Chiarugi (keyboards, 1967-70), Giorgio D’Adamo (bass, vocals, 1967-72, […]

Perigeo

Perigeo were an Italian jazz-rock band that released five albums on RCA Italiana between 1972 and 1976. Members: Tony Sidney (guitar), Franco D’Andrea (keyboards), Claudio Fasoli (saxophone), Giovanni Tommaso (bass, double bass, vocals), Bruno Biriaco (drums, percussion) Discography: Azimut (1972) Abbiamo tutti un blues da piangere (1973) Genealogia (1974) La Valle dei Templi (1975) Non […]

Panna Fredda

Panna Fredda were an Italian symphonic-rock band that released the album Uno on Vedette Records in 1971. Members: Angelo Giardinelli (guitar, vocals), Giorgio Brandi (keyboards, guitar, vocals, 1969-70), Carlo Bruno (bass, 1969-70), Filippo Carnevale (drums, guitar, 1969-70), Lino Stopponi (keyboards, 1970-71), Pasquale “Windy” Cavallo (bass, 1970-71), Roberto Balocco (drums, 1970-71) Discography: “Strisce Rosse” / “Delirio” […]

Patty Pravo

Patty Pravo (born April 9, 1948) is an Italian singer and media personality who released a string of singles and two albums on Arc between 1966 and 1969. During the 1970s, she released more than a dozen albums on Philips, Ricordi, and RCA Italiana. A further round of albums appeared on CBO and CGD during […]

Osanna

Osanna was an Italian symphonic/hard-rock band that released four albums on Fonit between 1971 and 1974, followed by a fifth title on CBS in 1978. Members: Lino Vairetti (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Danilo Rustici (guitar, organ, vocals, 1970-2003), Massimo Guarino (drums, percussion, 1970-79), Elio D’Anna (saxophone, flute, 1970-75), Lello Brandi (bass, 1970-75), Enzo Petrone (bass, 1978-2003), […]

Orchestra Njervudarov

Orchestra Njervudarov were an Italian avant-jazz/rock band that released the album Con le Orecchie di Eros on EMI in 1979. Members: Bruno Mariani (guitar, synthesizer, percussion), Piero Baldassarri (keyboards), Piergiorgio Bonafè (saxophone, clarinet, recorder), Roberto Costa (bass, synthesizer, trombone), Adriano Pedini (drums, vibraphone, percussion, recorder) Discography: Con le Orecchie di Eros (1979)

Odissea

Odissea were an Italian symphonic-rock band that released a self-titled album on Rifi in 1973. Members: Luigi “Jimmy” Ferrari (guitar), Ennio Cinguino (keyboards), Alfredo Garone (bass), Paolo Cerlati (drums, 1972-77), Roberto Zola (vocals, guitar, 1972-74), Elio Vergnaghi (vocals, 1976-?), Aldo Ambrosi (guitar, 1976-?) Discography: Odissea (1973)

Nuova Idea

Nuova Idea were an Italian symphonic-rock band that released three albums with accompanying singles on Ariston between 1971 and 1973. Members: Marco Zoccheddu (guitar, vocals, 1969-72), Claudio Ghiglino (guitar, vocals), Giorgio Usai (keyboards), Enrico Casagni (bass, flute, vocals), Paolo Siani (drums, vocals), Antonello Gabelli [aka Duke Lake] (guitar, vocals, 1972), Ricky Belloni (guitar, vocals, 1973) […]

Nova

Nova were an Italian jazz-rock band that released four albums on Arista between 1975 and 1978. Members: Corrado Rustici (guitar, vocals), Danilo Rustici (guitar, 1975), Elio D’Anna (saxophone, flute), Luciano Milanese (bass, 1975), Franco “Dede” Lo Previte (drums, 1975), Renato Rosset (keyboards, 1976-78), Barry “SunJon” Johnson (bass, 1977-78), Ric Parnell (drums, 1977-78) Discography: Blink (1975) […]

Moby Dick

Moby Dick were an Italian hard-rock band that recorded an album in 1973 that was ultimately released by archivists Akarma in 2001. Members: Sandro Coppola (vocals, guitar), Toni di Mauro (guitar, vocals), Enzo Petrone (bass), Adriano Assanti (drums), Marco Cecioni (vocals), Toni Esposito (percussion) Discography: Moby Dick (recorded 1973)

Modern Sound Quartet

Modern Sound Quartet was the name of a studio-based project comprised of Italian library musicians, who released three albums under the banner on Fonovideo and Ring between 1976 and 1978. Members: Ernesto Verardi (guitar), Gigi Cappellotto (bass), Andrea Surdi (drums), Oscar Rocchi (keyboards), Hugo Heredia, (saxophone, flute) Discography: Cocktail Bar [aka Night Scene] (1976) Floreama […]

Luciano Basso

Luciano Basso is an Italian keyboardist and composer who released the symphonic suite Voci on Ariston in 1976, followed by the similarly styled Cogli il Giorno in 1978. He released two further albums on the label in 1979 and 1980, after which he went quiet for many years, resuming activity at the close of the […]

Napoli Centrale

Napoli Centrale were an Italian jazz-rock band that released three albums on Ricordi between 1975 and 1977. Members: James Senese (saxophone, flute, vocals), Franco Del Prete (drums, percussion 1974-77), Mark Harris (keyboards, 1974-75), Tony Walmsley (bass, 1974-75), Bruno Biriaco (drums, 1975), Ciro Ciscognetti (keyboards, 1975), Pino Daniele (bass, 1975), Pippo Guarnera (keyboards, 1976-77), Kelvin Bullen […]

Nada

Nada (born Nov. 17, 1953) is an Italian singer, songwriter, and actress who released five albums with accompanying singles on RCA Italiana between 1969 and 1976, followed by another five albums on Polydor and EMI between 1979 and 1986. Discography: Nada (1969) Io l’ho fatto per amore (1970) Ho scoperto che esisto anch’io (1973) 1930: […]

Museo Rosenbach

Museo Rosenbach are an Italian symphonic-rock band that released the album Zarathustra on Ricordi in 1973. To mark the album’s 40th anniversary, the band regrouped for the well-received 2013 disc Barbarica. Members: Alberto Moreno (bass, piano, Mellotron), Giancarlo Golzi (drums, timpani, bells, percussion, 1971-75, 2012-15), Stefano Galifi (vocals, 1971-73, 2012-present), Enzo Merogno (guitar, vocals, 1971-73), […]

Murple

Murple were an Italian symphonic-rock band that released the album Io Sono Murple on BASF in 1974. Members: Piercarlo Zanco (keyboards, vocals), Mario Garbarino (bass, percussion), Duilio Sorrenti (drums, percussion), Pino Santamaria (guitar, vocals, 1971-?) Discography: Io Sono Murple (1974)

Mo.Do.

Mo.Do. were an Italian art-rock band that released the album La Scimmia Sulla Schiena del Re on International Audio Film in 1980. Members: Valerio Cherubini (guitar, flute, vocals), Stefano Barzaghi (guitar), Gianantonio Merisio (keyboards, vocals), Roberto Colleoni (bass), Walter Locatelli (drums) Discography: La Scimmia Sulla Schiena del Re (1980)

Miro

Miro — aka Mario Baldoni (born 1943) — is an Italian singer/songwriter who released numerous shortplayers between 1969 and 1974, culminating with three singles and an album on Zeus. After another round of singles on Joker, he released two albums on Vedette Records between 1977 and 1979. Discography: Per Conoscermi (1973) Real Life Games (1977) […]

Maxophone

Maxophone were an Italian symphonic-rock band that released a self-titled album on Produttori Associati in 1975, followed by a standalone single on the label in 1977. Members: Alberto Ravasini (vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, flute), Sergio Lattuada (keyboards, vocals), Roberto Giuliani (guitar, piano, vocals, 1973-77), Leonardo Schiavone (clarinet, flute, saxophone, 1973-77), Maurizio Bianchini (French horn, trumpet, […]

Metamorfosi

Metamorfosi were an Italian symphonic-rock band that released two albums on Vedette Records in 1972 and 1973. Members: Davide “Jimmy” Spitaleri (vocals, flute), Enrico Olivieri (keyboards, vocals, flute), Luciano Tamburro (guitar, 1969-73), Roberto Turbitosi (bass, vocals), Mario Natali (drums, percussion, 1969-73), Gianluca Herygers (drums, percussion, 1973-?), Leonardo Gallucci (bass, classical guitar), Fabio Moresco (drums) Discography: […]

Matia Bazar

Matia Bazar were an Italian pop band that released nine albums on Ariston between 1976 and 1985, followed by a pair of titles on CGD during the late 1980s. Members: Giancarlo Golzi (vocals, drums, 1975-2015), Piero Cassano (vocals, guitar, keyboards, 1975-81, 2000-15), Aldo Stellita (bass, vocals, 1975-98), Carlo Marrale (guitar, vocals, 1975-93), Antonella Ruggiero (vocals, […]

Maad

Maad were an Italian avant-jazz/rock band that released a self-titled album on Divergo in 1976, followed by a pair of shortplayers on that label and Philips over the ensuing two years. Members: Pino Devita (keyboards), Attilio Zanchi (guitar), Jonathan Scully (percussion, vibraphone), Joe Castanuela (drums) Discography: Maad (1976) “Zabaz” / “Giugno ’75” ‎(1977) “Wake Up” […]

Madrugada

Madrugada were an Italian jazz-rock band that released two albums on Philips between 1974 and 1977. Members: Gianfranco Pinto (keyboards, vocals), Alessandro “Billy” Zanelli (bass, vocals), Pietro Rapelli (drums, vocals) Discography: Madrugada (1974) Incastro (1977)

Lucio Dalla

Lucio Dalla (4 March 1943 — 1 March 2012) was an Italian singer/songwriter from Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, who was musically active for five decades. During the second half of the 1960s, he released a string of shortplayers and the album 1999 (1966) on ARC. Between 1970 and 1988, he released more than 15 albums on RCA […]

Lucio Battisti

Lucio Battisti (March 5, 1943 — Sept. 9, 1998) was an Italian singer/songwriter who released four albums on Ricordi between 1969 and 1971, followed by 15 titles on Numero Uno between 1972 and 1988. Discography: Lucio Battisti (1969) Emozioni (1970) Amore e non amore (1971) Umanamente uomo: il sogno (1972) Il mio canto libero (1972) […]

J.E.T.

J.E.T. were an Italian symphonic-psych band that released numerous singles on Durium during the early 1970s. The band’s singular album Fede, Speranza, Carità appeared on the label in 1972. Members: Carlo Marrale (guitar, vocals), Piero Cassano (keyboards), Aldo Stellita (bass, vocals), Renzo “Pucci” Cochis (drums) Discography: Fede, Speranza, Carità (1972)

Locanda delle Fate

Locanda delle Fate were an Italian symphonic-rock band that released the album Forse le Lucciole non si Amano Più on Polydor in 1977, followed by a standalone single on the label in 1978. Members: Giorgio Gardino (drums, vibraphone), Luciano Boero (bass), Oscar Mazzoglio (Hammond organ, keyboards), Alberto Gaviglio (rhythm guitar, flute, backing vocals, 1973-78), Ezio […]

Il Balletto di Bronzo

Il Balletto di Bronzo were an Italian symphonic-rock/psych band that released the album Sirio 2222 on RCA Italiana in 1970, followed by the popular Ys on Polydor in 1972. Members: Lino Ajello (guitar, vocals 1969-73), Giancarlo Stinga (drums, 1969-73), Marco Cecioni (guitar, vocals, 1969-70), Michele Cupaiuolo (bass, 1969-70), Vito Manzari (bass, 1971-73), Gianni Leone [aka […]