Giusto PioBorn: January 11th, 1926, Castelfranco Veneto (Italy)
Died: February 12th, 2017, Castelfranco Veneto (Italy)
Giusto Pio co-composed, arranged, and conducted the 1984 Italian entry, ‘I treni di Tozeur’, sung by Alice & Franco Battiato. During the Eurovision week, he had to improvise, as the organizers rejected the supporting backing track which the Italian delegation wanted to use, including parts of the operatic string arrangement; in the end, all elements had to be removed from the track, with the exception of the keyboards. The Italian song came fifth, but, nevertheless, climbed the charts in several European countries.
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