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...Considered one of the first songwriters and producers to have brought disco music to the international stage, Giorgio Moroder paved the way for pop music’s contemporary focus on electronic production. Born in Italy in 1940, Moroder toured...

Eurodisco

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Eurodisco is a European variant of disco, which itself developed in the United States in the early 1970s, initially in the gay and African-American communities, incorporating musical elements from R&B, funk, soul and salsa. Disco first...

Synthpop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Synthpop is a collective, meta-generic term that emerged in the 1979–82 period and is now used historically to identify an eclectic range of bands and artists who foregrounded synthesizers in a pop and rock context in innovative ways....