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Giorgio Zito, the youngest of the Bennato brothers, has died: as an artist, he chose his mother's surname

Mourning in the world of pop music. He died at dawn today, aged 74 George, the younger brother of Edoardo and Eugenio Bennato. A heart attack took his life. He was also a musician and had started very early with his brothers as part of the Trio Bennato, which marked the musical debut of the three in their Bagnoli. It counts in his career also participation in an edition of the Sanremo Festival, the 1980 edition, with the song “Ma vai, vai!”. Today at around 3:30 p.m. his brother Eugenio announced his death with a few words on his social media profiles: “Goodbye Giorgio. The smallest of the three of us. The smartest of the three of us.”. When Giorgio started his career, in order to stand out, he chose his mother's surname: Zito.

The beginnings of his career

Giorgio began his career as a musician as a teenager, following in the footsteps of Edoardo – now 77 years old – and Eugenio – 75 years old. Like his two older brothers, he learned to play the guitar and then specialized in the banjo but he didn't despise the drums either. With Diesel, a Naples-born rock group that followed his impulse at the end of Trio Bennato, the experience only lasted a few years. Then He decided to continue his solo career and here he made the decision to combine his mother's surname, Adele, with his name, also to differentiate themselves from the brothers who were already active at the national level. Giorgio Zito is also known today for his collaboration as a very young man on a successful song by Edoardo, “Cantautore”.

Discography and other professional commitments

In his career Giorgio Zito has recorded four albums (“A place in Hell”, “Avanti unaltro” and with the rock band Demonilla “Evoluzione” and “Awaiting Judgment”) and several 45s. In 1980, the year of participation in Sanremo, He founded the Edizioni Musicalicinquecinque with his brothers and the record company Cheyenne Records in 1985becomes its administrator and artistic director and takes care of the production of debut artists. The Bennato Trio got back together in 2017thanks to the “reputation” of Gino Magurno, who had written the song “Domani”, whose video clip told of her childhood in Bagnoli, alternating old, unpublished images with those of today's places.