Linda Jo Rizzo

Linda Jo Rizzo

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Born and raised in New York City, the Italian-American Linda Jo Rizzo’s dream to be in the limelight started with a fashion modeling career that took her to Milan, Italy. Just for fun Linda started performing and recording with CBS and Baby Records. She did concerts and TV shows with known artists such as Pupo, Umberto Tozzi and Adriano Celentano.
Moving on to Lisbon, Portugal, Linda was named “Model of the Year” by the top fashion magazine, “Mulher d’ Hoje”.
After her fashion career, Linda returned to NY to finish her studies in Nutrition. She then ran her own business for several years as a nutritional consultant and speaker for a large vitamin company in San Francisco.

Shortly after, Linda met Bobby Orlando (Pet Shop Boys, Divine) in NY and joined his disco girl group, “The Flirts”. Their top ten disco hit, “Passion” brought Linda in the 80’s to Germany, followed by further chart hits such as, “Calling All Boys, Danger, and Helpless”.
After touring with the Flirts, Linda went solo in 1985. Her energetic, sicilian temperament together with her NY flair earned her a reputation as singer and entertainer.

Linda has released and produced over 20 records and CD’s with some known producers as Fancy (Slice Me Nice, Lady of Ice) Glen P. Stone (Mandy Winter’s “Julian”) Joe Kleindienst (Saragossa Band) Mino Siciliano (La Bouche) and La Bionda (Vamos a la Playa, One For You-One For Me).

In the 80’s Linda toured Europe in most of the top disco clubs such as the famous “Star Club” in Hamburg.
The 90’s brought Linda to great Gala stages with top orchestras such as Ambros Seelos, Hugo Strasser and Hazy Osterwald.
Today Linda thrills her audiences whether accompanied by a piano, trio, quartet or big band. Although disco music brought Linda to Europe, she has developed a well rounded repertoire from standards and swing to soul and pop rock.
2009 marks her 10th year as pop star guest in the world renowned Oktoberfest Tent “Hippodrom” where she gets 4,000 people dancing in the aisles every night!

Linda Jo Rizzo is one of the last few remaining professional American entertainers in the European music scene. Through the years she has shared the stage with prominent stars such as, George McCrae, Carl Douglas, Jürgen Drews, Waterloo & Robinson, Bonnie Tyler, Albano, The Platters, Percy Sledge, Dieter Bohlen, Trini Lopez, Haddaway, The Weather Girls, Roland Kaiser, Heino, C.C. Catch, and many more.
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Linda Jo Rizzo Discography

Albums

none Linda Jo Rizzo Day Of The Light (Album, Comp) Discospirit none Germany 2012 Sell This Version
none The Flirts Hits* Feat. Linda Jo Rizzo The Flirts Hits* Feat. Linda Jo Rizzo - P.A.S.S.I.O.N. (The Remix Album) (Album) Discospirit, Hargent New Media none Germany 2013 Sell This Version
ZYX 24001-2 Linda Jo Rizzo Fly Me High (The Album)(CD, Album) ZYX Music ZYX 24001-2 Germany 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

1C K 060 20 0674 6 Linda Jo Rizzo Fly Me High (Maxi, Single) EMI 1C K 060 20 0674 6 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
ZYX 5570, 5570 Linda Jo Rizzo Heartflash (Tonight) (Maxi, Single) ZYX Records, ZYX Records ZYX 5570, 5570 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
1209 Linda Jo Rizzo You're My First, You're My Last (Maxi, Single) ZYX Records, ZYX Records 1209 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
13EL5538 Linda Jo Rizzo Perfect Love (Maxi, Single) ZYX Records 13EL5538 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
ZYX 5890 Linda Jo* Passion (Maxi) ZYX Records ZYX 5890 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
ZYX 6154-12 Linda Jo* Keep Trying(12") ZYX Records ZYX 6154-12 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
883 763 Linda Jo* Quando, Quando (Maxi) Princess Records 883 763 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
ZYX 7381-12 Stone-Age Feat. Linda Jo* Stone-Age Feat. Linda Jo* - (Meet) The Flintstones (Maxi) ZYX Music ZYX 7381-12 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CDC 28252-5 Linda Jo Rizzo & Del Faro Linda Jo Rizzo & Del Faro - Linda Jo Rizzo & Del Faro(CD, Single) Clip Music CDC 28252-5 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
HGDS 1201 Linda Jo Rizzo Heartflash 2012(CD, Maxi) Hargent Media HGDS 1201 Hungary 2012 Sell This Version
ZYX 1096-8 Linda Jo Rizzo Feat. Fancy Linda Jo Rizzo Feat. Fancy - Stronger Together (Maxi, Single) ZYX Music ZYX 1096-8 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
CDC 28025223 Linda Jo Rizzo Don't Let Me Down(4xFile, MP3, WAV, EP, 192) Clip Music CDC 28025223 Germany 2014
none Linda Jo Rizzo Ussr(3xFile, MP3, Single, VBR) ZYX Music none Europe 2014

Compilations

ZYX 10072-2 Linda Jo Rizzo Best Of Linda Jo Rizzo (Comp) ZYX Music ZYX 10072-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
HH-125MC/02 Linda Jo Rizzo Turbo Disco (Comp) Никитин HH-125MC/02 Russia 2002 Sell This Version