The Concerts that made History.
April 1972, the Genesis debut in Italy, the country that first understood their music. Here are the stages with sounds and images of that historical adventure.
Lon date of April 13, in Cuorgné, in the province of Turin, remains unique and historic on Genesis tours.
Here is the testimony Beppe Crovella audio, Leader of the band of Turin Arts and Crafts - LISTEN:
So remember Mike Rutherford The Living Years: The First Genesis Memoir (English Edition, my translation):
"We were playing in the mountains one evening when Tony had food poisoning. We lasted for a while without him, but it was like being in a car that had lost a wheel and we had to finish the set early. Because we had not succeeded to sell many tickets, the promoter had the excuse that he was looking for not to pay. Rich (MacPhail, Editor's note) did not want to know and was a bit aggressive. The promoter had a gun. We were not paid. "
And here What he told Radio Horizons Pierluigi Gassino, present at the concert:
The concert was interrupted because keyboardist Tony Banks felt bad ... and as a consolation I managed to exchange four words with Phil Collins, while Peter Gabriel had a drink leaning against the bar counter of the disco where they had performed in front of a few of us. .. I remember that then the bassist and the guitarist wandered on stage at the end of the concert collecting some cables and equipment ... all this before becoming rock stars!
My brief dialogue with Phil Collins was due to a fact that made the evening even more bitter for me and my friends because on leaving we could no longer find the car in the parking lot and, having returned to the disco to ask for a ride in order to return home, I meet Phil outside the club who approaches an Alfa model 1750 with a guy who seemed to be the manager at the wheel.
I asked him, gesturing in Anglo-Italian, a passage to Turin, explaining the fact that just happened and the evident difficulty. He told me that they were going to Milan and there was no place, then added that those who had stolen the car were killed by making the gesture of cutting the throat as a joke.
He greeted me, shaking my hand ... beautiful and bitter memory ...!
Su Dusk n ° 55 a detailed reconstruction of the evening by Beppe Crovella (click on the cover to order a copy):
The Beatles and Genesis in Canavese. History of beat & pop music in Canavese from 1962 to 1974 by Gianpiero Madonna, contains a souvenir of the concert and a profile of the lively music scene of the period in the Canavese area:
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