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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

PAPPO - Blues De Santa Fe


Pappo is the pseudonym of Argentine blues and metal/rock musician Norberto Napolitano (Santa Isabel, 10 March 1950 – Luj├ín, Buenos Aires Province, 24 February 2005).
Norberto Napolitano was born in Santa Isabel, province of Santa Fe. Since his youth he felt great interest in music. His early influences were The Rolling Stones, Freddie King, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Manal.

During the late 60's and throughout the 70's, was part of the so called argentinian rock. Started being Manal, occasional guitarist but soon is part of Los Gatos and Los Abuelos de la Nada.

In 1971, form "Pappo's Blues" and that same year he released his first album. Also was part of the 1973 documentary "Hasta que se ponga el sol". During the first season of Pappo's Blues in the '70s there were several member changes, Napolitano was the only constant member, in addition to vary the sound from Blues to Hard Rock. Between 1975 and 1978 lived in England, where was in contact with new genres such as punk rock and new wave of heavy metal.

On his return in 1978, formed "Aeroblus". But soon changes to form Riff, which is considered one of the most representative bands of argentine rock of the 1980's.

In the 1990's, he returned with Pappo's Blues and also held brief reunions of Riff. Early in the decade of 2000, published some solo album with a classic sound of blues and hard rock.

Norberto Napolitano died in February 2005 in a motorcycle accident. The municipality of the City of Buenos Aires dedicated a monument in his honor.
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