Felix Pappalardi

American music producer and musician (1939–1983) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Felix A. Pappalardi Jr. (December 30, 1939 – April 17, 1983)[1] was an American music producer, songwriter, vocalist, and bassist. He is best known as the bassist and co-lead vocalist of the band Mountain, whose song "Mississippi Queen" peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has become a classic rock radio staple. Originating in the eclectic music scene in New York's Greenwich Village, he became closely attached to the British power trio Cream, writing, arranging, and producing for their second album Disraeli Gears. As a producer for Atlantic Records, he worked on several projects with guitarist Leslie West; in 1969 their partnership evolved into the band Mountain. The band lasted less than five years, but their work influenced the first generation of heavy metal and hard rock music. Pappalardi continued to work as a producer, session musician, and songwriter until he was shot and killed by his wife Gail Collins in 1983.

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Felix Pappalardi
Pappalardi playing a Mellotron in the '70s
Pappalardi playing a Mellotron in the '70s
Background information
Birth nameFelix A. Pappalardi Jr.
Born(1939-12-30)December 30, 1939
New York City, U.S.
DiedApril 17, 1983(1983-04-17) (aged 43)
New York City, U.S.
GenresRock, blues rock, hard rock
Occupation(s)Music producer, songwriter, musician
  • Bass
  • vocals
  • keyboards
  • guitar
Years active1960s-1983

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