Gepy & Gepy

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Gepy & Gepy
Gepy & Gepy.jpg
Born (1943-06-13)13 June 1943
Rome
Died 3 July 2010(2010-07-03) (aged 67)
Rome
Occupation singer-songwriter

Giampiero Scalamogna (13 June 1943 - 3 July 2010), best known as Gepy & Gepy, was an Italian singer, songwriter, producer and arranger. For his powerful voice visually combined to his robust physique he was paired to Barry White and Demis Roussos.[1]

Background[edit]

Born in Rome, Scalamogna debuted in 1965, when he founded the duo Dany & Gepy with Daniela Casa, and shortly after started his solo career as Gepy & Gepy.[2] In seventies he become producer of Ornella Vanoni with whom he had a highly successful duet song, "Più".[2] At the end of the 70s he focused on disco dance genre, composing and performing several songs such as "Body to Body" (opening song of the RAI TV-show Discoring)[1] and "Blu" that became minor hits through European charts.[2] His song "African love song" was part of the Nicky Siano's playlist at the Studio 54.[3] He died at 67 for a severe form of pneumonia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Giancarlo Passarella (3 July 2010). "Morto Gepy & Gepy, nome d'arte di Giampiero Scalamogna: dai brani con Ornella Vanoni alla dance italica di Body to Body". MusicalNews. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Morto il cantante Gepy & Gepy". Corriere della Sera. 3 July 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gepy, "è bellissimo" ricordarti così. A un anno dalla morte". Ragusa News. 4 July 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 

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