I Campanino

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They debut in November 1956 on the telescreen with "Primo Applauso" as "Quartet by Gigi and Franco Campanino", later play in the nightclubs of Naples. The original group was composed by pianist Gigi Campanino, brother Franco (bass and vocal), Aldo Sassone, electric guitar and Mario Zampa, drummer (see images).
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)
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I Campanino Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

EPJ 1025 I Campanino - T' Amerò album art I Campanino Canta Franco Campanino I Campanino Canta Franco Campanino - T' Amerò(7", EP) Jolly EPJ 1025 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
EPJ 1040 I Campanino - Buona Sera Signorina album art I Campanino Buona Sera Signorina(7", EP) Jolly Hi-Fi Records EPJ 1040 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
QCN 1036 I Campanino - Ma-Ma (Ma, He's Making Eyes At Me) / Bye Bye Love album art Complesso I Campanino* Ma-Ma (Ma, He's Making Eyes At Me) / Bye Bye Love(7") Royal (3) QCN 1036 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
SAH 9001 I Campanino - Luna Lunera / Munastero 'E Santa Chiara album art I Campanino Luna Lunera / Munastero 'E Santa Chiara(7") Sahara (3) SAH 9001 Italy 1961 Sell This Version
LM 5000 I Campanino - Non Si Può Leggere Nel Cuore album art I Campanino Non Si Può Leggere Nel Cuore(7") La Mela LM 5000 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
LM 5001 I Campanino - Ore Senza Te album art I Campanino Ore Senza Te(7") La Mela LM 5001 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
45-M-1306 I Campanino - I Got No Money (Hully-Gully) / Di Me Nostalgia album art I Campanino I Got No Money (Hully-Gully) / Di Me Nostalgia(7", Single) MeloPhone, Galleria Del Corso 45-M-1306 Greece Unknown Sell This Version

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