Gepy & Gepy
|Gepy & Gepy|
13 June 1943
|Died||3 July 2010
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.
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. In seventies he became producer of Ornella Vanoni with whom he had a highly successful duet song, "Più". 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) and "Blu" that became minor hits through European charts. His song "African love song" was part of the Nicky Siano's playlist at the Studio 54. He died at 67 for a severe form of pneumonia.
- 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.
- "Morto il cantante Gepy & Gepy". Corriere della Sera. 3 July 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
- "Gepy, "è bellissimo" ricordarti così. A un anno dalla morte". Ragusa News. 4 July 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2012.