37 Facts About Giorgio Moroder


When in Munich in the 1970s, Giorgio Moroder started his own record label called Oasis Records, which several years later became a subdivision of Casablanca Records.


Giorgio Moroder is the founder of the former Musicland Studios in Munich, a recording studio used by many artists including the Rolling Stones, Electric Light Orchestra, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Queen and Elton John.


Giorgio Moroder produced the recording artist Suzi Lane and her disco album and charting number one single "Ooh La La".


Giorgio Moroder had a second minor classic single "Harmony" on Elektra Records in 1979.


Giorgio Moroder began to compose film soundtracks and scores, including Midnight Express, American Gigolo, Superman III, Scarface, The NeverEnding Story, and the 1984 restoration of Metropolis.


Giorgio Moroder produced a number of electronic disco songs for the Three Degrees, two albums for Sparks, and a handful of songs on Bonnie Tyler's album Bitterblue as well as her 1985 single "Here She Comes".


Giorgio Moroder has created a score of songs for many performers including David Bowie, Falco, Kylie Minogue, Irene Cara, Janet Jackson, Madleen Kane, Melissa Manchester, Blondie, Japan and France Joli.


Giovanni Giorgio Moroder was born on 26 April 1940 in Urtijei to Ladin parents in South Tyrol in what was then the Kingdom of Italy.


Giorgio Moroder began teaching himself to play guitar, at age 15, inspired by Paul Anka's Diana.


Giorgio Moroder performed at night, and during the day, made recordings with two Revox recorders.


Giorgio Moroder then founded the Musicland Studios in the early 1970s.


Giorgio Moroder released three albums between 1977 and 1979 under the name Munich Machine.


Giorgio Moroder composed and produced two film soundtrack albums: the first for Foxes, and the second for American Gigolo.


The American Gigolo soundtrack featured the Giorgio Moroder-produced "Call Me" by Blondie, a US and UK number one hit.


Giorgio Moroder wrote the soundtrack of the movie Cat People, including the hit single "Cat People " featuring David Bowie, and produced the soundtrack for the film Scarface.


In 1984, Giorgio Moroder compiled a new restoration and edit of the silent film Metropolis and provided it with a contemporary soundtrack.


Giorgio Moroder integrated the original intertitles into the film as subtitles as a means of improving continuity.


In 1986, Giorgio Moroder collaborated with his protege Harold Faltermeyer and lyricist Tom Whitlock to create the score for the film Top Gun which included Kenny Loggins' hit "Danger Zone" and Berlin's "Take My Breath Away".


Giorgio Moroder wrote the theme song to the film Over the Top, "Meet Me Half Way", performed by Loggins.


In 1987, Giorgio Moroder produced and co-wrote Falco's song "Body Next to Body".


On 12 March 1992 Giorgio Moroder released his fourteenth studio album, Forever Dancing, his last solo project for years and he took a long hiatus in 1993.


In 2012, Giorgio Moroder returned to music with the theme music for Google's "Racer".


Giorgio Moroder contributed to Daft Punk's 2013 studio album Random Access Memories, admitting that he was a fan of their song "One More Time" before working with the group.


In 2014, Giorgio Moroder reworked an old classic from the 1960s called "Doo Bee Doo", which was used in the Volkswagen 2014 Super Bowl commercial, "Wings".


Giorgio Moroder announced that he was planning to work with electro-pop producer Madeon and American singer Lana Del Rey.


Giorgio Moroder remixed Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's rendition of "I Can't Give You Anything but Love".


In March 2015, Giorgio Moroder supported Minogue during the Australian leg of her Kiss Me Once Tour.


In September 2015, Giorgio Moroder was featured on Kylie Minogue's EP Kylie + Garibay on the song "Your Body".


In October 2016, Giorgio Moroder produced "One More Day" for Sistar, a Korean girl group.


Giorgio Moroder won two of his four Grammy Awards for Flashdance: Best Album or Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special and Best Instrumental Composition for the track "Love Theme from Flashdance".


On 20 September 2004, Giorgio Moroder was honored at the Dance Music Hall of Fame ceremony, held in New York, when he was inducted for his achievements and contributions as a producer.


In 2005, Giorgio Moroder was named a Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, and in 2010 Bolzano awarded him the Grande Ordine al Merito della Provincia autonoma di Bolzano.


In 2014, Giorgio Moroder won his fourth Grammy Award for Daft Punk's Random Access Memories.


Giorgio Moroder designed a car with Marcello Gandini and ex-Lamborghini personnel, the Cizeta-Moroder V16T.


Giorgio Moroder is a character in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, in reference to his work with disco diva Donna Summer.


Giorgio Moroder was married to Francisca Gutierrez from 1990 until her death in 2022.


Giorgio Moroder is a friend of Michael Holm, with whom he composed the 1973 album Spinach 1 under the moniker "Spinach".