Giorgio Moroder Biography (Wikipedia)
Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (born 26 April 1940) is an Italian singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer. Moroder is frequently credited with pioneering Italo disco and electronic dance music.
When in Munich in the 1970s, he started his own record label called Oasis Records, which several years later became a subdivision of Casablanca Records. He produced singles for Donna Summer during the late-1970s disco era, including "Bad Girls", "Last Dance", "Love to Love You Baby", "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)", "Dim All the Lights", "MacArthur Park", "Hot Stuff", "On the Radio", and "I Feel Love", and is the founder of the former Musicland Studios in Munich, a recording studio used by many artists including Electric Light Orchestra, Led Zeppelin, Queen and Elton John. Moroder also composed the soundtrack for the film Midnight Express, which won an Academy Award and contained the international hit "Chase".
Moroder also produced a number of electronic disco songs for the Three Degrees, two albums for Sparks, and a handful of songs on Bonnie Tyler's album Bitterblue as well as her 1985 single "Here She Comes". In 1990 he composed "Un'estate italiana", the official theme song of the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He also created a score of songs for performers including David Bowie, Kylie Minogue, Irene Cara, Janet Jackson, Madleen Kane, Melissa Manchester, Blondie, Japan and France Joli. Moroder has stated that the work of which he is most proud is Berlin's "Take My Breath Away". This song and "Flashdance... What a Feeling" earned him the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1986 and 1983.
- Giorgio Moroder talks to Steve Wrighthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02tsgs5.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02tsgs5.jpg2015-06-15T15:40:00.000ZThe icon of electronic music talks about his career and new album Déjà Vu.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02tshd3
Giorgio Moroder talks to Steve Wright
- Giorgio Moroder: How To Make A Great Electronica Trackhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zb1td.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zb1td.jpg2014-05-18T08:08:00.000ZLegendary producer Giorgio Moroder (Donna Summer, Bowie, Blondie) reveals some secrets.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01zb1tm
Giorgio Moroder: How To Make A Great Electronica Track
- Giorgio Moroder enters the Hall Of Famehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01msh0f.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01msh0f.jpg2013-11-16T10:58:00.000ZLegendary producer Giorgio Moroder gets inducted into Pete Tong's Hall Of Fame.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01lp9f7
Giorgio Moroder enters the Hall Of Fame
- Giorgio Moroder speaks to Lauren Lavernehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01lm9zq.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01lm9zq.jpg2013-11-15T13:24:00.000ZLegendary producer and songwriter Giorgio Moroder joins Lauren Laverne in the studio.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01lmb04
Giorgio Moroder speaks to Lauren Laverne
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