Giorgio Moroder Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Childhood And Early Life
Italian musician, record producer, and songwriter Giorgio Moroder was born on the 26 April 1940 in Ortisei, Italy.
Rise To Fame
Working in Germany during the 1970s and 1980s Giorgio Moroder rose to fame with his involvement in the emerging genre of electronic, techno and new wave music. His recording of Looky Looky (1969) sold over a million copies and was won a gold disc in late 1970.
Giorgio Moroder founded Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany as well as his record label Oasis. Artists who used Musicland Studios included Donner Summer, Elton John, Queen and Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Melissa Manchester and Blondie. Other artists, he worked with include, Barbara Streisand, and Cher. Apart from electronic and disco music, music to Giorgio Moroder’s credit includes work on the films Midnight Express, Scarface, Top Gun (Take My Breath Away), Flashdance and American Gigolo (Call Me), Superman III, Rambo III and The Never Ending Story. Moroder also composed Reach Out (1984), Hand in Hand (1988) and Forever Friends for the respective Olympic Games and also wrote Un Estate Italiana for the Soccer World Cup in 1990.
He worked with Daft Punk on the Grammy award-winning composition Giorgio Moroder in 2013 and a renewed interest in his work led to appearances at various shows internationally. In 2015, he released the album Deja Vu with featured artists such as Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears. Deja Vu rose to number one on the Billboard Dance charts in the United States.
Awards And Achievements
Giorgio Moroder has won numerous awards including four Grammy awards, three Oscars, and four Golden Globes. In 2004 he was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.