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Pappo


Pappo is the pseudonym of Argentine blues and metal/rock musician Norberto Napolitano .

A native of the middle-class La Paternal neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Pappo started playing the guitar at the age of ten, and became active in Argentine rock since its beginnings; Pappo was a force in its transition from English to Spanish as guitarist of Los Gatos, the first rock band to enter the mainstream charts in Argentina. He also played in the first incarnation of cult band Los Abuelos de la Nada and in the quasi-psychedelic La Pesada del Rock and Roll.

With his band, Pappo's Blues, he recorded and toured extensively. He became an underground working-class hero, but received no radio airplay. In the mid-1970s, Pappo spent some time in Brazil and also in England, playing alongside Peter Green (formerly of Fleetwood Mac), Lemmy (who later achieved fame with Motorhead), and other rock and blues greats. By the time in which they recorded the third album (''Pappo's Blues Volumen 3), there had been two changes in the group: David Lebon (bass) left, and his place was taken by C.A Machi Rufino and Black Amaya, whose place was taken by Pomo. The recording of Pappo's Blues Volumen 4was marked by the return of David Lebon and Black Amaya and the incorporation of Alejandro Medina. On the same year the discographic company edited "Triangulo" and in 1975 Pappo's Blues Volumen 6with songs that had already been recorded, in which Pappo played with Eduardo Barbagnatti and Eduardo Beaudoux. In 1978 Pappo, this time with Alejandro Medina playing bass and Dario Fernandez with the drums, recorded Pappo's Blues Volumen 7''. On November 14 1980 the band officially dissolved, but "Pappo's band" kept playing occasionally. The band recorded Hombre Suburbano in 1994; Caso Cerrado in 1995 and Auto Rojo in 1998.

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