Tullio De Piscopo

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Tullio De Piscopo (born 24 February 1946 in Naples, Italy) is an Italian drummer and singer.

De Piscopo with Tony Esposito

De Piscopo was born the son of a drummer in an orchestra. In 1969 he moved to Turin and two years later he moved to Milan,[1] where he began a successful career as drummer for several popular artists, including Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Stéphane Grappelli, Massimo Urbani, Gil Evans, Slide Hampton, Don Costa, Tony Scott, Ástor Piazzolla, Aldemaro Romero, Gato Barbieri, Eumir Deodato, Mina, Lucio Dalla, Fabrizio De André, Pino Daniele, Manu Chao and others.

Between the 1970s and 1980s, De Piscopo played on several occasions with bassist-arranger Pino Presti, with whom he established one of the top rhythm sessions in the Italian music scene. In 1974 and 1975, he was a member of New Trolls Atomic System.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

He also wrote scores for several movies. His most successful song is "Andamento lento", which won Festivalbar in 1988. Outside Italy, he became famous with his 1983 hit single, "Stop Bajon (Primavera)". It reached No.58 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1987.[12] His song "Radio Africa" was a collaboration with the singer Mory Kanté.


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