Cugini di campagna

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Cugini di campagna
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Background information
Origin Rome, Italy
Genres Dance-pop, easy listening, pop rock
Years active 1970 (1970)–present
Website www.cuginidicampagna.com
Members Nicolò Pibiri
Michele Bonassi
Nick Luciani
Luca Storelli
Past members Nicolò Pibiri
Michele Bonassi
Paul Manners
Marco Occhetti

Cugini di campagna is an Italian pop band formed in 1970 in Rome. They are referred to in the plural as I cugini di campagna. The band is well known for the use of falsetto and for their eccentric look, a cross between glam and kitsch.[1]

Background[edit]

The band achieved some success with its first single, "Il ballo di Peppe", that was launched by the radio-program Alto Gradimento.[2] In 1973 the band gained more success with the song "Anima mia", then they achieved a series of commercial hits until the early eighties.[1][3] After a difficult period the band resurfaced in 1997, with a new lineup, thanks to the RAI TV-show Anima mia, whose success lead to the rediscovery of their eponymous song and band;[2] from then Cugini produced a series of albums, containing both re-arranged versions of their earlier hits as well as new songs.

Personnel[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Ivano Michetti (from 1970)
  • Silvano Michetti (from 1970)
  • Tiziano Leonardi (from 2012)
  • Daniel Colangeli (from 2015)


Former members[edit]

  • Flavio Paulin (1970-1977)
  • Gianni Fiori (1970-1972)
  • Giorgio Brandi (1973-1996)
  • Paul Manners (1978-1985)
  • Marco Occhetti, aka Kim (1986-1990)
  • Luca Storelli (1997-2011)
  • Nick Luciani (1994-2014)

Discography[edit]

Selected singles
  • 1970 - Il ballo di Peppe
  • 1972 - Un letto e una coperta/L'uva è nera
  • 1973 - Anima mia
  • 1974 - Innamorata
  • 1974 - Un'altra donna
  • 1975 - 64 anni
  • 1975 - Preghiera
  • 1976 - È lei
  • 1977 - Conchiglia bianca
  • 1977 - Tu sei tu/Donna
  • 1978 - Dentro l'anima
  • 1979 - Meravigliosamente
  • 1980 - No tu no
  • 1981 - Valeria
  • 1982 - Uomo mio
  • 1985 - Che cavolo d'amore
  • 1998 - Amor Mio
  • 2002 - Vita della mia Vita
  • 2006 - Sapessi quanto
  • 2011 - Mi manchi tu

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Enrico Deregibus. Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore, 2010. ISBN 8809756258. 
  2. ^ a b Ezio Guaitamacchi. 1000 canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita. Rizzoli, 2009. ISBN 8817033928. 
  3. ^ Dario Salvatori. Storia dell'Hit parade. Gremese, 1989. ISBN 8876054391. 

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