P. Lion

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P. Lion
Birth name Pietro Paolo Pelandi
Born (1959-06-29) 29 June 1959 (age 55)
Genres Italo disco
Occupation(s) Singer, musician, songwriter, producer
Years active 1983–present
Labels Carrere, Discomagic

P. Lion (Pietro Paolo Pelandi) (born June 29, 1959 in Alzano Lombardo) is an Italian singer and musician who achieved his greatest success in the 1980s.

Biography[edit]

He took the name of "P. Lion" because of the three "P"s in his name and because the symbol of his family is a lion (his father was count of Alzano Lombardo). He started to play the piano and write his own music at a young age. Little is known about his private life, just that he divorced in 1990 after four years of marriage. He lives now with his son Edoardo.

Career[edit]

Very famous in Italy, he achieved international fame with his two hits "Happy Children" (1983, produced by Davide Zambelli of the band Scotch) and "Dream" (1984). "Dream" was the theme of the French TV and radio chart show Top 50 1984-93, and "Happy Children" has been remixed to become the new theme of the French Top 50 in France since 2000.

After his first album, P. Lion signed to the Milanese label Discomagic, the biggest dance label in Italy at the time. There, he produced his own singles such as "Believe Me" and "Under The Moon" with Durium. In 1995 he released "A Step In The Right Way", an album with FMA and the publisher Allione. He collaborates as arranger on some productions such as Betty Villani or Tony Sheridan.

He was a complete artist, because he did all of his first album "Springtime":

  • Music & lyrics of all songs by Paolo Pelandi
  • Produced by Paolo Pelandi & V. Verdi
  • Arranged by Paolo Pelandi, D. Zambelli & V. Verdi
  • Keyboards & lead vocals by Paolo Pelandi

Discography[edit]

Albums:

  • Springtime (Carrère Records, 1984)
  • A step in the right way (FMA Records, 1995)

Singles:

  • Happy Children (Carrère Records, 1984)
  • Dream (Carrère Records, 1984)
  • Reggae radio (Carrère Records, 1984)
  • Believe me (Durium, 1985)
  • Under the moon (Durium, 1986)
  • You'll never break my heart (Durium, 1987)
  • Burn In His Hand (P.Lion Production, 1991)

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