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Sunday, November 23, 2014

O.K. Run is an alias for Sandy Marton as M-Basic

Years before the big international pop hit People from Ibiza Sandy Marton had hooked up with seminal italo disco producer Claudio Cecchetto and they came up with O.K. Run.  It's now considered an early classic of the genre.  Cecchetto was responsible for many of the best italo records of the 80's.

Sandy Marton became one of the most recognizable Italian pop stars of the 80's though few of his songs broke in the states.  His long blond hair was reminiscent of Green Gartside from Scritti Politti.  Maybe there was only room for one pop star with long blonde hair.


Which reminds me Italians use the expression O.K. and for them it means great.  I've found the need to explain to them that in English O.K. is nothing special.  Sometimes it is just above the minimum.  So I would never use O.K. as a compliment.

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