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  • Música para el amor joven - (1969)
  • Live in Barcelona - (1997) Ciro Fogliatta & the Blues Makers
  • West end blues - (1999)
  • Miss Parrot - (2003)
  • Acordate de olvidarme - (2010)
  • ¡En vivo¡ en Murcia - (2012)
  • El rey del rock´n roll - (2013) Ciro Fogliatta y las Blusettes



Members featured in the album

  • ¡En vivo¡ en Murcia - (2012)


CIRO FOGLIATTA - Piano and vocals

GABRIEL “Conejo” JOLIVET - Electric guitar and slide

JOSÉ GUERRRERO - Acoustic guitar





Ciro Fogliatta was born in Rosario, Santa Fe, in 1943, in a family of middle class. As a child he studied piano and clarinet, teen participating in various formations.

In 1963 he formed together with Juan Carlos Pueblas (guitar) a rock band sung in English called “The wild cats” in 1965, it was translated into Spanish as the “Los gatos salvajes”. With this group earned some recognition in Rosario and in 1963 acted in musical scale, a major television program of Channel 13 of Buenos Aires and recorded a single with the songs "Oye Niña" and "Calculadora". Litto Nebbia in 1964 joined the group as lead singer. In 1965 the group recorded several singles, an album and won a contract on television, in “Escala Musical” acting in the movie of the same name, which also starred the Uruguayan band The Shakers. At the end of the “Escala Musical” contract with the group disbanded and Ciro remained in Buenos Aires, with Litto Nebbia, living in the same pension (Hotel Santa Rosa) on Rivadavia Avenue near the corner of Jujuy.

Following Nebbia in early 1967 he began playing in La Cueva a small and precarious underground musical night club located in Pueyrredón 1723 where the few musicians and followers of the local rock concentrated. In March 1967 he joined Los Gatos as a keyboardist (organ), next to Litto Nebbia (vocals), Kay Galifi (guitar), Alfredo Toth (bass) and Oscar Moro (drums).

He joined the handful of rock musicians who gathered in Buenos Aires and gave rise to rock in Spanish. That group had its epicenter in the triangle formed by a night precarious musical premises called La Cueva, the Instituto Di Tella (Florida 900) and Plaza Francia.

Some of these groups and pre-balsa musicians were: Los Gatos Salvajes (Litto Nebbia and Ciro Fogliatta), The Seasons (Carlos Mellino and Alejandro Medina), Los Beatniks (Javier Martínez, Pajarito Zaguri and Mauricio Birabent), Los In (Francis Smith), Miguel Abuelo, Tanguito, Pappo, Oscar Moro and the journalists and poets of the rock Pipo Lernoud and Miguel Grinberg.

At night when they finished functions in La Cueva, the rockers were going to dawn to the places or the bars that remained open all night.

When we left La Cueva, if it was summer we went to a place, and if it was winter we went to a bar, and stayed until 8 in the morning. In these guitarreadas I sang my songs and Moris, Javier and Tango sang theirs. That time was quite similar to the tango.

Among those bars was the pizzeria La Perla del Once in front of Plaza Miserere, at the corner of Jujuy and Rivadavia avenues. The place was a usual meeting point because it was right around the pension Santa Rosa in the living Ciro, Litto Nebbia and other musicians (including Kay Galifi, Oscar Moro and Alfredo Toth) on Avenida Rivadavia. There Litto Nebbia and Tanguito composed "La Balsa" in the fall of 1967.

In June 1967 Los Gatos recorded two subjects of rock in Spanish for RCA (Vik) label "Ayer nomás" and "La Balsa". On July 3, the two issues were released as a single. The songs became a massive and unthinkable success between youth, selling 250 000 copies and becoming the 1967/1968 summer theme. The success denied the opinion by then almost unanimous that the rock had to be sung in English and which the Spanish lacked the suitable loudness and would be rejected by the public.

A few months later Los Gatos launched their first album, with all songs of Rock in Spanish made up of Litto Nebbia, led by "La Balsa" and that also included two subjects that became success, "Ayer Nomás" and "El Rey Lloró".

The bestseller soon opened the doors of television and Los Gatos with Litto Nebbia at the top, they became rock stars. But in 1968 Los Gatos dissolved, with Nebbia undertaking a solo career.

Ciro was established in 1969 in Greenwich Village in New York with his bandmates Oscar Moro, Alfredo Toth and Kay Galifi, intending to personally experience the rock revolution and the hippie movement. At year's end they returned to Argentina and Los Gatos are reunited, but now with Pappo Napolitano on electric guitar, because Galifi Kay had suddenly left the band to settle in Brazil. Los Gatos then made a stronger and more elaborate rock.

While this was happening; RCA in Buenos Aires, decided to market the instrumental album recorded by Fogliatta the previous year helped by fellow Los Gatos Toth, Moro and Kay. The seal decides to put the cheesy title "Música para el amor joven"  and without any dissemination, goes unnoticed.

In the three years that Los Gatos remained together they removed six albums, which include many other successes of the Argentine rock, as "Los payasos no saben reír", "Viento dile a la lluvia", "Seremos amigos", "La chica del paraguas", "Mañana", "Eres un hada al fin", "Sueña y corre", "El otro yo del Sr. Negocios", "Soy de cualquier lugar", "Escúchame, alúmbrame", "Rock de la mujer perdida", "Mujer de carbón".

In 1971 Litto Nebbia left the band and cats are definitely separated.

In 1971 Ciro and the rest of Los Gatos without Litto Nebbia traveled to England and Spain for presentations initially using the name Los Gatos, but then changed to The Cats, due to the global reluctance to accept the idea of ??a rock in Spanish . Toth and Moro returned to Buenos Aires and were replaced by David Lebon and Roberto "Corre" Lopez.

In 1972 he founded the Sacramento band with Alfredo Toth, Osvaldo Frascino, Ricardo and Roberto Jelicié "Corre" Lopez (drums), recording an album for RCA. But the group disbanded in late 1973.

In 1973 he participated in the Moris album “Ciudad de guitarras callejeras”.  In 1974 he joined the “Grupo Uno” and in 1975 joined Espíritu, the first symphonic rock band in the country running the synthesizer and organ, and recording the album Free and Natural.

In 1976 he joined Polifemo with David Lebon, Rinaldo Rafanelli and Juan Rodriguez, recording two albums and performing a mass action at Luna Park on August 20, 1976.

In 1977 he was part of the Blues Banda of Leon Vanela and Rabbit Jolivet, then joined the band banda Los Desconocidos de Siempre formed by Nito Mestre, after the separation of Sui Generis, which also included Maria Rosa Yorio (vocals), Rodolfo Gorosito (guitar), another ex Los gatos former Alfredo Toth (bass) and Juan Carlos "Mono" Fontana (drums). With them he performed in the first Latin rock concert in São Paulo, held on 17 September 1977. In 1978 gives its name to the Dulces 16 a Blues and Rock band, formed by Leon Vanela, “Conejo” Jolivet, Marcelo Pucci and Nestor Vetere, play on the Kraft Auditorium, a full house.

In 1979 he moved to Spain.

In Spain he joined briefly the Moris group, recording the album “Mundo Moderno” and then was part of the Carolina band, with Suri Banzas, Dicky Campilongo, Miguel Botafogo and Ruben Fernandez.

Between 1981 & 1984 also he integrated the Mermelada group, with which he recorded the albums  “6 y 9” y “En el directo 9 bajo 0”.

In 1984 he directed the Hamlet Rock Opera of Carlos Borsani premiered in Madrid. In 1985 formed the group Tráfico with Ruby Rubi, recording the single "No te fíes de mí" y "Sublime Obsesión". The band played on television in program “La edad de oro” of Paloma Chamorro. He also accompanied Joaquin Sabina, Los Elegantes y Los Secretos.

In 1987 occasionally he returns as Moris musician, and record the double live album “Moris & amigos” before returning of Birabent to Argentina.

In 1992 he formed a blues band “Los Hot Dogs” with Tito Larregui, Nestor Vetere and Antonio Melgary.

In 1995 he participated in “Convocatoria” for Claudio Gabis album, recorded in Argentina.

1996 is the year of its inception as a soloist arming “Ciro fogliatta y los Blues makers”, (Tito Larregui and Claudio Gabis on guitars, Ruben Georgis on bass and Volker Ledwig on drums) with whom he recorded "Live in Barcelona" obviously live.

In 1997 he joins the Andres Calamaro band who does some tours in Spain and South America.

In 1999 he recorded in two days during his short stay in Argentina "West end blues" with covers of classic blues. The band was formed by Miguel Botafogo (guitar), Cesar Franov (bass) and Daniel Colombres (drums), and as guests Litto Nebbia (guitar and vocals), Oscar Moro (drums) and Alfredo Toth (bass).

2000 is the year of “Miss parrot”, recorded in Spain and published only in 2003.

For this record Ciro are encouraged to compose some blues, but always singing in English.

In 2002 he toured Alicante and Murcia, next to the famous guitarist, Rabbit Jolivet and Argentine bassist Fernando Lupano.

In 2002 is the turn of Ciro toward Argentina. Again he moved to the country, more precisely in the town of Florida.

Begins working with Botafogo in a duo piano and guitar; experience that lasts until 2011.

In 2005 it participates in the momentary reformation of Los Gatos Salvajes with all its original members, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the recording of their only LP.

In 2007 on the 40th anniversary of the launch of  "La Balsa", he participated in the reunification of Los Gatos, although this only lasted two shows.

A new disc arrives in 2010: “Acordate de Olvidarme”.

In January 2012 it is edited “¡En vivo¡ en Murcia”containing your last full concert in Spain, more precisely in the city.

In 2013 with his new project " Ciro Fogliatta y las Blusettes "; a band made up of girls, publishes a new disc own songs called "El rey del Rock and roll".


Information: Ciro Fogliatta in Wikipedia