Giorgio Moroder

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Moroder in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Giovanni Giorgio Moroder

Place of Birth: Urtijëi, South Tyrol, Italy

Date of Birth: 26 April, 1940

Ethnicity: Ladin

Giorgio Moroder is an Italian composer, music and record producer, songwriter, performer, and DJ. He is known as the “Father of Disco.”

He is of Ladin descent, and is a Ladin speaker. The Ladins are an ethnic group in Northern Italy. Giorgio was married to Francisca Gutierrez, until her death, with whom he has a son. Francisca was Mexican.


5 Responses

  1. Bobby Martnen says:

    CORRECTION: Moroder is ethnically German/Austrian, like most South Tyroleans.

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