Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

Le Orme

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

Venezia, Italy (1966 – present)

Le Orme is one of the longest lasting and best known Italian progressive rock bands.

The band was formed in Venice in 1966 by Aldo Tagliapietra (voice, guitars), Nino Smeraldi (guitars), Claudio Galietti (guitar and bass) and Marino Rebeschini (drums). Their first album, Ad Gloriam, was released in 1968. From their psychedelic and beat roots, they moved into increasingly sophisticated musical structures. Their 1973 album Felona e Sorona is widely regarded as one of the top albums in Italian progressive rock. By this time the band consisted of Tagliapietra (mostly on bass, with some guitar) along with keyboard player Tony Pagliuca, and drummer Michi Dei Rossi. As the 1970s waned, Le Orme, like most progressive bands, shortened and simplified their music.

Starting in the late 1990s, a resurgence of interest in progressive rock led the band to revisit elements of their classic style, and the albums Il fiume (1999), Elementi (2001), and L’infinito (2004) have been received favourably in the progressive community.

1966-67
Aldo Tagliapietra (vocals, guitar)
Nino Smeraldi (guitar)
Claudio Galieti (bass)
Marino Rebeschini (drums)

1967
Rebeschini replaced by:
Giuseppe “Michi” Dei Rossi (drums)

1968-70
Aldo Tagliapietra (vocals, guitar)
Nino Smeraldi (guitar)
Antonio “Toni” Pagliuca (keyboards)
Claudio Galieti (bass)
Michi Dei Rossi (drums)

1969

Videos

Top Albums

Listening Trend

31,421listeners all time
527,419scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Listening Now

Top Listeners