Argentine rock and blues guitar player, singer and composer, born on March 10, 1950 in Buenos Aires, and passed on February 24, 2005 in Lujan, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (motorcycle accident).
After playing with his teen group Los Buitres, his drummer and friend Héctor "Pomo" Lorenzo introduced him to Miguel Abuelo and poet Pipo Lernoud. Pappo then joined Los Abuelos de la Nada.
Pappo played piano for Manal during a tour and later joined beat group Conexión No. 5 for a brief period of time. Credited as Pappo's, he recorded a song ("Nunca lo sabrán") for another compilation released in 1970: "Pidamos Peras A Mandioca" (MLP 335).
In 1969 Los Gatos summoned him to replace <a... Read More|
... href="https://www.musicstack.com/discography/kay+galiffi" class=t>Kay Galiffi. With Pappo on guitar, the pioneer beat combo turned into a rocking band, releasing two albums. He later joined the short-lived groups Engranaje and Pistola
In 1971 Pappo formed Pappo's Blues with David Lebon on bass and Black amaya on Drums. He would proceed to release 8 LPs between 1971 and 1995, with various disbandments and reformations.
Pappo also played on the first two Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll LPs. Pushed by producer Jorge Álvarez.
In 1977, after disbanding Pappo's Blues, he traveled to Brazil and, along with Alejandro Medina and Rolando Castello Jr formed Aeroblus. They managed to record only one LP.
This project was closer to Heavy Metal and Hard Rock, it would create the basis for his next group. Riff
Later, Pappo moved to Britain and came in contact with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
Back in Buenos Aires in 1980 formed Riff along with Michel Peyronel on drums, Boff Serafine on guitar, Juan Carlos García Haymes on vocals and Vitico on bass. He performed a last show with Pappo's Blues entitled Adios Pappo's Blues, Bienvenido Riff (Goodbye Pappo's Blues, Welcome Riff).
By the end of the 80s Pappo relocated to Los Angeles, forming the Metal group Widowmakers.
They toured through South America and disbanded.
In 1991 Pappo re-activated both Pappo's Blues and Riff, keeping both bands active until his death in 2005.