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Giorgio Moroder

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Giorgio Moroder (born Hansjörg Moroder on April 26, 1940 in Ortisei, Italy) is an Italian record producer, songwriter and performer, whose groundbreaking work with synthesizers during the 1970s was a significant influence on new wave, techno and electronic music in general. Particularly well known are Donna Summer’s disco hits produced by Moroder, including “Love To Love You Baby” and “I Feel Love”. Moroder also produced a number of electronic disco hits for The Three Degrees.

Often collaborating with lyricist Pete Bellotte, Moroder scored a number of hits in his own name including “Son Of My Father” in 1972 and “From Here to Eternity” in 1977 under the name Giorgio, and in the following year releasing “Chase”, the theme from the film Midnight Express and sold well elsewhere. All were hits in the UK. The full movie score for Midnight Express won him his first Academy Award for best film score in 1978.

In 1985, Moroder worked with Phil Oakey, frontman of the popular synthpop group, The Human League, to make the album Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder. The following year, Moroder collaborated with his protege Harold Faltermeyer (of “Axel F.” fame) and lyricist Tom Whitlock to create the score for the popular film Top Gun (1986), with the most noteworthy hit being the Berlin classic, “Take My Breath Away”, which went on to become a huge hit for the group.

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  • Slim_rafa

    fuckin genious

    24 Mar 3:53am Reply
  • bRuud83

    My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me GIORGIO [32]

    20 Mar 9:53am Reply
  • Tesserariuss

    This: https://soundcloud.com/giorgiomoroder/giorgio-moroder-scarface

    2 Mar 2:50pm Reply
  • daily-howl

    My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me GIORGIO [31]

    15 Feb 5:43pm Reply
  • LCDnewOrder

    I first heard of Giorgio Moroder due to the songs he produced for the Scarface soundtrack, personally

    13 Feb 1:08pm Reply
  • BlaZeR1985

    My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me GIORGIO [30]

    10 Feb 6:10pm Reply
  • UnfortunatelyGr

    I came here from Donna Summer, personally. Cool to hear him talk about Donna's I Remember Yesterday album on the Daft Punk track, though.

    6 Feb 5:24pm Reply
  • tropicalhaze

    'If 80s people were around, I am sure they would be bashing today's kids for referencing Daft Punk in Giorgio's presence.' < - why wouldn't they be around? it was only 30 years ago.

    2 Jan 12:12am Reply
  • helostcontroll

    I came here from Daft Punk, not ashamed at all. Don't be such pussies, we're talking about Daft Punk, not David Guetta. These guys are musicians, and very good ones.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Unkn0wnumb3rs

    I came here from Giorgio Moroder

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • gregorythomson

    Anyone else came here from Sparks and David Bowie, not Daft Punk?

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Amrabart

    Movember is over now, Giorgio...

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • cooper104

    Selling 2 tickets to Giorgio Moroder DJ set @OvalSpace in London tonite with @horsemeatdisco msg me!

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Ridiq_

    My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me GORGIO [29]

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MustachioDisco

    News: Giorgio produced together with DJ Chris Cox a new Remix for the Remix-Album ‘Love To Love You Donna’. Right at that moment Giorgio works on his new album: (source Facebook: www.facebook.com/GiorgioMoroderOfficial) Also he works together with musicians like Claire, Avicii, David Guetta und Tiesto and is about to make a new film score in December.

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • muzofm

    If 80s people were around, I am sure they would be bashing today's kids for referencing Daft Punk in Giorgio's presence.

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • gururux

    My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me GORGIO [27]

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • BlommorMusik

    My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me GORGIO [26]

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Yuliano

    This guy really had a vision of electronic music at that time...

    22 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Maviux

    My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me GORGIO [25]

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
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