Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy 70th Birthday Guido De Angelis

Guido De Angelis was born on December 22, 1944 in Rocco de Papa, Italy. The brother of composer, musician, singer Maurizio De Angelis [1947-    ] their musical careers started in 1963, where, after successfully publishing an LP, they became arrangers for RCA Italiana. Their success led to many more albums in which they composed, arranged, and sang the music.
The De Angelis brothers were among the most prolific Italian musicians of the 1970s. In fact, they were forced to use different names for many of their projects to avoid over-saturating the market. One of these was Oliver Onions, which eventually became the name they were mostly identified with.
Although they released many standalone albums, it is for their soundtrack work for which the De Angelis brothers are best known. Out of their many scores, which includes the main theme for the 1983 Italian cult movie Yor, the Hunter from the Future, undoubtedly the most famous and popular are those composed for the Terence Hill and Bud Spencer comedies. Their song "Dune Buggy" for the film Watch Out, We're Mad reached the top of the charts in Europe.
Guido composed scores often with his brother Maurizio for nine Euro-westerns from “Trinity is STILL My Name” (1971) to “A Man Called Blade” (1977). Their most famous compositions are probably “The Man of the East” (1972) and “Keoma” (1976).
They are also known for their work on animated series, having composed original songs for Italian-dubbed anime (such as Doraemon, Ashita no Joe and Galaxy Express 999) and European series (such as Around the World with Willy Fog).
They made music also for title song of Sandokan serie, which was based on the novel E. Salgari.
They are also famous for writing and composing the themes to Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds and Bobobobs.
Today we celebrate Guido De Angelis’ 70th birthday.

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