Giusto Pio

Giusto Pio

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Giusto Pio (born 11 January 1926, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy - died 12 February 2017, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy) was an Italian violinist and songwriter.

He studied music in Venice and later joined the Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Della RAI as a violinist. In the late 1970's and early 1980's, he became popular as a long-standing collaborator of singer-songwriter Franco Battiato, who initially hired him as his violin teacher. Apart from working as a producer and musician on several successful albums with Battiato including "L'era del cinghiale bianco" and "La voce del padrone", Pio also collaborated with him as a producer for several singers such as Milva, Alice (4) and Giuni Russo.

In 1984 Pio, Battiato and lyricist Saro Cosentino penned the Eurovision Song Contest entry "I treni di Tozeur", performed by Battiato and Alice, which finished 5th in the contest and became a considerable commercial success in Continental Europe and Scandinavia. Pio also released two instrumental LP's also in collaboration with Battiato under his own name, entitled "Legione straniera" (1982) and "Restoration" (1983).
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Giusto Pio Discography

Albums

Giusto Pio Motore Immobile (Album) Cramps Records Italy 1979 Sell This Version
3C 064-18589 Giusto Pio Legione Straniera(LP, Album) EMI 3C 064-18589 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
Giusto Pio Restoration - The Ancient School Of Restoration (Album) EMI Italy 1983 Sell This Version
Giusto Pio Note (Album) CBS Italy 1987 Sell This Version
64 7915281 Giusto Pio Alla Corte Di Nefertiti(LP) L'Ottava S.r.l. 64 7915281 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
Giusto Pio Utopie (Album) Collana Strumento - DDD Italy 1990 Sell This Version
66 7918321 Giusto Pio Attraverso I Cieli(LP, Album) EMI 66 7918321 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
ARCD 058 Giusto Pio Missa Populi (a S.S. Giovanni Paolo II)(CD, Album) Artis Records ARCD 058 Italy 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Giusto Pio Legione Straniera (Single) EMI France 1982 Sell This Version
3C 000-79207 Battiato* / Giusto Pio Battiato* / Giusto Pio - Cuccurucucù / Legione Straniera(7", Promo) EMI 3C 000-79207 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
3C 000-79234 Franco Battiato / Giusto Pio Franco Battiato / Giusto Pio - Voglio Vederti Danzare / Restoration(7", Promo) EMI 3C 000-79234 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
06 1186667 Giusto Pio Auto-Motion (Otomoscion) 1&2(7") EMI 06 1186667 Italy 1984 Sell This Version

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