Discoring

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Discoring
Created byGianni Boncompagni
Country of origin Italy
Original language(s)Italian
No. of seasons14
Release
Original networkRai 1
Picture formatBlack-and-white (1977 – 1978) Color (1978 – 1989)
Original release1977 – 1989

Discoring was a music show broadcast by Rai 1 from 1977 to 1989, created by Gianni Boncompagni, aired mainly on Sunday. The program could be considered analogous to the English show Top of the Pops.

History[edit]

The first episode was broadcast February 20, 1977. The formula provided for the exhibition of Italian and international singers and groups (almost always in playback) and a rundown of the list of best selling albums and singles.[1]

Over the years several presenters followed: Gianni Boncompagni (assisted by Antonella Giampaoli and then by Roberta Manfredi), Awana Gana, Claudio Cecchetto, the trio Anna Pettinelli - Isabel Russinova - Emanuela Falcetti, Jocelyn, Kay Rush, Sergio Mancinelli and Carlo Conti.

Several opening themes of the show, such as Bus Connection's Guapa and Baba Yaga's Che gatta charted and became minor hits at the Italian hit parade.[2]

The program was one of the last in RAI TV to switch from black and white to color: the first two seasons aired in black and white, then from the third season the show began to be broadcast in color (a year and a half after the start of color broadcasting of RAI).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aldo Grasso – Massimo Scaglioni, Enciclopedia della Televisione, Garzanti, Milano, 1996 – 2003
  2. ^ Dario Salvatori. Storia dell'Hit Parade. Gramese, 1989.