Gli Spioni

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Gli Spioni
GenresBeat Music
Years active1965–1967
Associated actsI Capelloni
Past membersRenato Fumagalli
Lippo Artusi
Artemide Palafrenieri
Franco Cisti

Gli Spioni (Italian for "The Telltales") were an Italian beat group of the 1960s.


The group was formed in Milan in 1965.[1] The original members were Renato Fumagalli (vocals, guitar), Lippo Artusi (guitar), Artemide Palafrenieri (bass) and Franco Cisti (drums). In early 1966, they were signed by LSDischi and they quickly released their first single Mondo Capellone[1] (Italian for "Hippie World"). Mondo Capellone entered the Cantagiro music contest in the summer of 1966 and was a big success.[2]

The band followed up with their first and only full-length album, In Un Mondo Capellone[1] (Italian for "In A Hippie World"), and a new 7" single, Il Più Bel Giorno (Italian for "The Most Beautiful Day").

In November 1966, one more single was released from the album, Selvaggia (Italian for "Wild"), which was also the last release from the band.

The group disbanded in 1967 due to infighting.[3] Fumagalli and Cisti later formed a new band, I Capelloni.


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  1. ^ a b c Cesare Rizzi (ed.), Enciclopedia del Rock italiano, Milan, Arcana Editrice, 1993, pp.66-67
  2. ^ Ezio Guaitamacchi. Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita. Rizzoli, 2009.
  3. ^ Renato Fumagalli, La mia Vita da Spione, Milan, Mondadori, 1987, p.201