After graduating from the Music Academy the two brothers formed a r'n'r band named their surname.
The group's early repertoire included classic rock'n'roll hits.
In 1958 played at the Bussola in Viareggio and at La Rupe Tarpea in Rome the following year where they were spotted by film director Federico Fellini who featured them in "La Dolce Vita" as the back up group for Adriano Celentano who sang 'Ready Teddy'.
The band then shifted to a more British beat repertoire playing tunes like 'Telstar' and 'Forza Papa', a cover version of 'Muskrat Ramble'.
I Campanino are a band of rock and roll beat from Campania, where they also played the future guitarist of Formula 3 Alberto Radius and the famous pianist and composer Claudio Mattone, in the final phase of his career have changed for a certain period in the name Big Ben's.
Franco Campanino (Bass, Vocals)
Luigi Campanino (Piano, 1958-64 and 1967)
Claudio Mattone (Piano, 1965)
Aldo Sassone (Guitar, 1958-54)
Alberto Radius (Guitar, 1964)
Alvaro Vicencio (Saxophone, Flute)
Ugo Fiorenzano (Drums before 1964)
Gianni Averardi (Drums after 1967)