Drupi

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Drupi
Drupi 2014.jpg
Drupi (2014)
Background information
Birth name Giampiero Anelli
Born (1947-08-10)10 August 1947
Origin Pavia, Italy
Genres Rock and roll, pop music
Years active 1960s–present
Website http://www.drupi.it/

Giampiero Anelli, best known as Drupi (born 10 August 1947) is an Italian pop-rock singer, best known for the songs "Vado via", "Piccola e fragile", "Sereno è" and "Due".

Background[edit]

Born in Pavia, Drupi, a former plumber with the hobby of fishing, started his career as lead singer of the band "Le Calamite" ("The Magnets").[1] Noticed by songwriters Luigi Albertelli and Enrico Riccardi, he entered the 1973 Sanremo Music Festival competition with the song "Vado via". The song ended in the last place but had a significant international success and launched his solo career.[1] "Vado via", recorded on A & M Records, reached number 17 in the UK chart in January 1974 (remaining one of very few songs not sung in English to enter the UK chart). National popularity arrived the same year with the song "Piccola e fragile", which topped the Italian hit parade.[2]

A singer of rhythm and blues background, Drupi's popularity remains linked to several pop and soft rock hits.[3] In 1975 he won the Festivalbar with the song "Due".[3] He has returned several times at the Sanremo Music Festival, achieving third place in 1982 with the song "Soli".[1]

His stage name is a reference to the Tex Avery's character Droopy.[1]

Discography[edit]

Selected singles[edit]

  • 1973: Vado Via (Original Version)
  • 1973: She Didn't Remember My Name / Vado Via
  • 1974: Piccola E Fragile
  • 1975: Due
  • 1975: Sereno È...
  • 1976: Bella bellissima
  • 1976: Sambariò
  • 1977: Con fantasia
  • 1977: Come Va...
  • 1978: Gentea
  • 1978: Paese
  • 1978: Provincia
  • 1979: Una come te
  • 1979: E grido e vivo e amo
  • 1979: Buona Notte
  • 1980: Setkání / Kam Jsi To Letět Chtěl, Ptáčku Můj (Hana Zagorová & Drupi)
  • 1980: Sera
  • 1981: La mia canzone al vento
  • 1981: Princess of the Night / Stai Con Me
  • 1982: Soli
  • 1983: Regalami un sorriso
  • 1983: Canta
  • 1984: I Feel for You / Fammi Volare
  • 1988: Era Bella Davvero
  • 1992: Un uomo in più

Studio albums[edit]

Drupi in 1975
  • 1974: Drupi
  • 1974: Sereno È...
  • 1975: Due
  • 1976: Drupi (La visiera si stacca e si indossa!)
  • 1977: Di solito la gente mi chiama Drupi
  • 1978: Provincia
  • 1979: E grido e vivo e amo
  • 1981: Drupi
  • 1983: Canta
  • 1985: Un passo
  • 1989: Drupi
  • 1990: Avanti
  • 1992: Amica mia
  • 1993: Storie D'Amore
  • 1995: Voglio una donna
  • 1997: Bella e strega
  • 2004: Buone notizie
  • 2007: Fuori target
  • 2013: Ho sbagliato secolo

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291. 
  2. ^ Dario Salvatori. Storia dell'Hit Parade. Gramese, 1989. ISBN 8876054391. 
  3. ^ a b Enrico Deregibus. Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore, 2010. ISBN 8809756258. 

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