- Category : 1947-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Masks 2
Italian pop-rock singer, best known for the songs "Vado via", "Piccola e fragile", "Sereno è" and "Due".
A former plumber with the hobby of fishing, Drupi started his career as lead singer of the band "Le Calamite". Noticed by songwriters Luigi Albertelli and Enrico Riccardi, he entered the competition at the 1973 Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Vado via"; the song ended in the last place but had a significant international success and launched his solo career. "Vado via" recorded on A & M records reached number 17 in the UK charts in December 1973. The following year national popularity arrived with the song "Piccola e fragile", that topped the Italian hit parade.
A singer of rhythm and blues background, Drupi has his popularity mainly linked to several pop and soft rock hits. In 1975, he won the Festivalbar with the song "Due". Having returned several times to the Sanremo Music Festival, he achieved the third place in 1982 with the song "Soli".
His stage name is a reference to the Tex Avery character Droopy.