Gino Soccio

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Gino Soccio (born in September of 1955, Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian disco record producer. His heritage is Italian. His only US Billboard Hot 100 entry was the #48 hit single "Dancer" in 1979, but he did hit #1 on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart twice ("Dancer" / "Dance to Dance" in 1979, and "Try It Out" / "Hold Tight" in 1981, six weeks each). "Dancer peaked at #46 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1979. Soccio's third biggest hit, "It's Alright" / "Look At Yourself", from his album, Face to Face, reached #2 for 5 weeks also on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. "Turn It Around" was released only as a single in 1984.

Keyboardplayer on Bombers album "Bombers" in 1978.

In the UK he received airplay from Robbie Vincent on BBC Radio London, and Greg Edwards on Capital Radio on imported RFC Records, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Records.

He also assembled and produced the disco studio group, Witch Queen, best known for their hit, "Bang A Gong" / "All Right Now" (1979). It peaked at number eight on the US Hot Dance/Disco chart.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1979 Outline 1
1982 Face to Face 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1989 Greatest Hits Compilation 1
The Best Of Compilation 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1979 The Visitors 1
1988 Try It Out 1

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