Zé Pedro (musician)

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Born(1956-09-14)September 14, 1956
Lisbon, Portugal
DiedNovember 30, 2017(2017-11-30) (aged 61)
Lisbon, Portugal
  • Musician
  • Radio host
Years active1978–2017

José Pedro Amaro dos Santos Reis Order of Merit (Portugal) (14 September 1956 – 30 November 2017), better known as Zé Pedro, was a Portugal|Portuguese musician, known as a founding member and guitarist of the Portuguese Rock music band Xutos & Pontapés.

Awards and honors

In 2004 Zé Pedro, along with the other members of Xutos & Pontapés, was awarded the Order of Merit (Portugal) by the President of Portugal Jorge Sampaio.[1]

In February 2019, Portuguese airline TAP Air Portugal baptized an Airbus A321neo from its fleet after Zé Pedro. He became the first rock musician to be honored with an aircraft name by TAP.[2]


  1. Lusa. "Presidente da República vai condecorar Xutos e Pontapés". PÚBLICO (in português). Retrieved 2021-01-17.
  2. "O céu azul brilhará (ainda) mais: Zé Pedro dos Xutos dá nome a avião da TAP". TSF Rádio Notícias (in português). 2019-02-06. Retrieved 2021-01-17.

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