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Baltimora were an Italian New Wave dance outfit active in the mid to late 1980s. The group comprised Jimmy McShane (frontman/vocals), Maurizio Bassi (keyboards, vocals), Giorgio Cocilovo (lead guitar), Claudio Bazzari (rhythm guitar), Pier Michelatti (bass guitar) and Gabriele Melotti (drums). They are best known for their 1985 hit single "Tarzan Boy".

Jimmy McShane, from Derry in Northern Ireland, was the frontman of the group. Some sources state lead vocals were performed by Maurizio Bassi (with Jimmy actually providing the backing vocals), including lead vocals on their biggest hit "Tarzan Boy" despite the fact that McShane lip synched while appearing in the "Tarzan Boy" music video and not Bassi, who was also the group's keyboardist although this still remains uncertain.[1][2] Both the music and the lyrics of Baltimora were written mostly by Bassi and Naimy Hackett, though McShane wrote the lyrics to some of their songs, such as the single "Survivor in Love".

Baltimora are often considered a one-hit wonder in the United Kingdom and the United States due to the success they experienced with "Tarzan Boy" compared to their other singles. In a lot of other European countries, the group had more success.

Albums (3)
Songs (20)
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World Re-Mix
Baltimora
Songs 6 Comments 0
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Released 1985
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Label EMI ITALIANA S.p.A.
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Cat N 64 1187651
Living In The Background
Baltimora
Songs 6 Comments 0
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Released 1985
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Cat N 62 1187261
Survivor In Love
Baltimora
Songs 8 Comments 0
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Released 1987
Format Vinyl
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N discs 1
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Cat N 64 7486121

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