Lu Colombo

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Lu Colombo
Birth name Maria Luisa Colombo
Born (1952-07-03) 3 July 1952 (age 65)
Origin Milan, Italy
Genres Italo disco
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1980–present
Labels Carosello Records, EMI Italiana, UP Art Records
Website http://www.lucolombo.it/

Maria Luisa Colombo (born 3 July 1952), best known as Lu Colombo, is an Italian singer.

Life and career

She was born in Milan in 1952. Since childhood she was encouraged by her parents to develop her passion for music. During the 1960s she began to sing and play guitar.

During the 1970s, she was active in theater. She wrote soundtracks and worked in a recording and editing studio. She also worked part-time in a music store as a graphic designer.

In 1981, she sang the summer hit "Maracaibo";[1] as of 2017 she is still known for this album.[2]

In 2016 Lou Colombo produced "Basta (Enough)", a project against violence and femicide.

In 2017, she published Controcorrente, a tribute album to Gabriella Ferri.

Discography

Singles
  • 1982 – Skipper/Rio Rio (Moon Records, 7", 12")
  • 1982 – Maracaibo/Neon (Moon Records, 7", 12")
  • 1982 – Maracaibo (Tony Carrasco Remix)
  • 1983 – Dance All Nite/O Do Not Love Me to Long (EMI Italiana, 7")
  • 1983 – Dance All Nite (EMI Italiana, 12")
  • 1984 – Aurora/Samba Calipso Tango (EMI Italiana, 7")
  • 1984 – Aurora Hot Version (Emi Italiana, 12")
  • 1985 – Rimini Ouagadougou/Punto Zero (EMI Italiana, 7")
  • 1993 – Maracaibo/Neon|Maracaibo Remix 93 Nuda (Soul Xpression, 12")
  • 2001 – Maracaibo/Neon|Maracaibo – 20th Anniversary (ICE Record, CD single)
  • 2011 – Maracaibo reggae 30th Anniversary
  • 2017 – La pansè (tribute to Gabriella Ferri)
LP
  • 2003 – L'uovo di Colombo
  • 2007 – Lupai (CD)
  • 2012 – Molto più di un buon motivo
  • 2016 – Basta

References

  1. ^ Ricordate il tormentone Maracaibo? Era il cavallo di battaglia di Lu Colombo.
  2. ^ Maracaibo, ecco com'è nato il tormentone

External links

  • Lu Colombo discography at Discogs
  • Official website
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