Tullio De Piscopo
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) is an Italian
Italian people
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 drummer and singer.

De Piscopo was born the son of a drummer in an orchestra. In 1969 he moved to Turin
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, where he began a successful career as drummer for several popular artists, including Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan
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, Ástor Piazzolla
Ástor Piazzolla
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, Aldemaro Romero
Aldemaro Romero
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, Gato Barbieri
Gato Barbieri
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, Mina
Mina (singer)
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, Lucio Dalla
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, Pino Daniele
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, Manu Chao
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 and others. In 1974-1975 he was a member of New Trolls
New Trolls
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 Atomic System.

He also wrote scores for several movies
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. His most successful song is "Andamento lento", which won Festivalbar
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 in 1988. Outside Italy he became famous with his 1983 hit single, "Stop Bajon (Primavera)". It reached #58 in the UK Singles Chart
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 in March 1987. His song "Radio Africa" was a collaboration with the singer Mory Kanté
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