One of many founders of Italo disco, Carmelo La Bionda, has handed away. He was 73.
In line with a report by Italy24 News, La Bionda handed away in his dwelling in Milan on Saturday, fifth November following a year-long battle with most cancers.
Alongside his brother, Michaelangelo, La Bionda was broadly thought of to be one of many founding fathers of the Italian dance music style. Initially setting out as La Bionda Group within the early Nineteen Seventies, the brothers later spearheaded Italo disco as D.D. Sound (quick for Disco Supply Sound) through late-Nineteen Seventies singles together with ‘Disco Bass’ and ‘1, 2, 3, 4, Gimme Some Extra’. La Bionda singles comparable to ‘One For You, One For Me’ and ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ secured their standing as Italo disco pioneers.
The information was introduced through a Fb put up by La Bionda’s son, Francesco Paolo. It learn: “Carmelo left us right this moment to affix the nice live performance in heaven. We love you Carmelo, eternally.”
Amongst others who expressed sympathies on-line was Johnson Righeira, one-half of the Italo disco duo Righeira, who had been produced by La Bionda within the Nineteen Eighties.
“A horrible information,” Righeira stated.”A column in my life that collapses. Carmelo La Bionda has simply handed away. , and nothing would be the similar once more. I don’t know the place my life would have taken me with out assembly him and Michelangelo. Hello Carme, thanks for every thing. Have journey “.
After pioneering the Italo disco sound within the late Nineteen Seventies, La Bionda continued to document music along with his brother through the years, together with soundtrack and manufacturing work. Their remaining album, ‘In Beatween’, was launched in 1998.
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