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I Satelliti

I Satelliti

I Satelliti


A group created in Livorno (northern Tuscany) by five friends in the year 1964, their first name was The Crickets. As with many other groups, the first activity of I Satelliti was in the dance halls, mainly in Tuscany. During a concert in Certaldo (a small town near Florence) they had the opportunity to perform their set soon after Ricky Gianco, one of the first Italian rockers, and at that time still famous (he became during the sixties and afterwards an appreciated songwriter). Read more on Last.fm
A group created in Livorno (northern Tuscany) by five friends in the year 1964, their first name was The Crickets. As with many other groups, the first activity of I Satelliti was in the dance halls, mainly in Tuscany. During a concert in Certaldo (a small town near Florence) they had the opportunity to perform their set soon after Ricky Gianco, one of the first Italian rockers, and at that time still famous (he became during the sixties and afterwards an appreciated songwriter). Gianco had been positively impressed by the five boys and had decided to propose contracting them as his group.

Included in the agreement the change of the name, from Crickets to an Italian one: I Satelliti (The Satellites), as well as the opportunity to publish a single. Their choice was an Italian version of a well known song, "For Your Love" by The Yardbirds. In Italian the title was "Finirà" and the performance of the Italian boys was not so far from that of the famous UK group of Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.The disc was their key access to the Piper Club, the famous dance hall in Rome, in which the five Satellites performed their songs and many covers for almost a month. The following year they had the opportunity to sign a contract with the most important Italian label of that period, Dischi Ricordi, and to release another 45 rpm single with other Italian covers of "You Didn’t Have to be So Nice” by The Lovin’ Spoonful, in Italian “Perché non scegli me” (Why you don't prefer me?), and “Catch the Wind” by Donovan, in Italian “La vita è come un giorno” (Life is as a day). Greater successes arrive in the following two years with other covers, "Ba-ba-ba-ba" (from "With A Girl Like You" by The Troggs) and "Loro sanno dove" (they know where) from "Holiday" by The Bee Gees. This disc was a success but it was also the last recording from the group from Livorno: like many others Italian complessi groups they disbanded at the end of the decade. Read more on Last.fm.

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