Gazebo (musician)

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Gazebo
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Gazebo performing in 2004
Born (1960-02-18) 18 February 1960 (age 62)
Beirut, Lebanon
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • record producer
Years active1982–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Labels
Websitegazebo.info

Paul Mazzolini (born 18 February 1960), known by his stage name Gazebo, is an Italian singer, songwriter, musician and record producer best known for his italo disco music style during the 1980s. His song "I Like Chopin" reached No. 1 in more than 15 countries.

Early life[edit]

Mazzolini was born in Beirut, Lebanon, where his father was working as a diplomat in the Italian embassy. Through his father's work, he later lived in Jordan, Denmark (where he learned English at an American school) and France. He also worked as a guitarist in London for some time.[1] He finished his university study of French literature with a degree in 1983. He chose his stage name 'Gazebo' after the pavillon structure of the same name, because it sounded catchy and this was important for radio DJs at the time.[2]

Career[edit]

In 1983 he released "I Like Chopin". It sold 8 million copies worldwide and reached No. 1 of Italian charts along with 15 other countries, among them Germany, Spain and Austria.[3] His singles "Masterpiece" (1982) and "Lunatic" (1983) also reached Top Ten in several European, Asian and Latin American countries. His work in that period was produced by Pierluigi Giombini with whom he co-wrote the hit "Dolce Vita" for singer Ryan Paris.[citation needed]

Mazzolini is still touring and working on new albums. In addition, he is also working as a producer for other artists.[4] In 2014 he acted in the film-comedy Sexy Shop.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Gazebo (1982)
  • Telephone Mama (1983)
  • I Like Chopin (1983)
  • Univision (1985)
  • The Rainbow Tales (1987)
  • Sweet Life (1989)
  • Scenes from the News Broadcast (1991)
  • Portrait (1994)
  • Viewpoint (1997)
  • Portrait & Viewpoint (2000)
  • Ladies! The Art of Remixage (2007)
  • The Syndrone (2008)
  • I Like ... Live! (2013)
  • Reset (2015)
  • Wet Wings (2016)
  • Italo by Numbers (2018)

Singles[edit]

  • "Masterpiece" (1982; No. 2 Italy, No. 35 Germany, No. 5 Switzerland)
  • "I Like Chopin" (1983; No. 1 Italy, No. 1 Germany, No. 1 Switzerland, No. 7 Netherlands, No. 1 Austria, No. 9 Japan)
  • "Lunatic" (1983; No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Germany, No. 6 Switzerland, No. 13 Austria)
  • "Gimmick!" (1983)
  • "Love in Your eyes" (1983)
  • "Telephone Mama" (1984; No. 10 Italy)
  • "First!" (1984)
  • "For Anita" (1985)
  • "Trotsky Burger" (1986)
  • "The Sun Goes Down on Milky Way" (1986)
  • "Give Me One Day ... / Diamonds Are Forever" (1987)
  • "Coincidence" (1988)
  • "Dolce Vita" (1989)
  • "Fire" (1991)
  • "The 14 July" (1991)
  • "I Like Chopin 91" (remix) (1991)
  • "Masterpiece 2K" (remix) (2000)
  • "Tears for Galileo" (2006)
  • "Ladies!" (2007)
  • "Virtual Love" (2008)
  • "Queen of Burlesque" (2011)
  • "Blindness" (2015)
  • "Wet Wings" (2016)
  • "La Divina" (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with Gazebo".
  2. ^ "Interview with Gazebo".
  3. ^ "Gazebo". Billboard. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Interview with Gazebo".

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