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1975, Rome: Music, Struggle and Joy

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Topic: 1975, Rome: Music, Struggle and Joy
Posted By: jamesbaldwin
Subject: 1975, Rome: Music, Struggle and Joy
Date Posted: June 27 2020 at 05:22

1975 Concert in Rome: "Music, Struggle & Joy" with Gong, Robert Wyatt and Henry Cow.

Concert free, organized by "Muzak", a music magazine.

On the right, on a black background, there is written: "For the opening of the campaign for the decriminalization of marijuana against hard drugs".

This is prog in Italy, in the seventies.

"Happiness is real only when shared"

Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: June 27 2020 at 06:14
Nice piece of memorabilia. 

Posted By: questionsneverknown
Date Posted: June 29 2020 at 09:57
This concert (and other Italian shows) is covered quite well in Piekut's recent book on Henry Cow.
Thanks for the image. 

The damage that we do is just so powerfully strong we call it love

The damage that we do just goes on and on and on but not long enough.

--Robyn Hitchcock

Posted By: Rick1
Date Posted: July 01 2020 at 01:45
Apparently Wyatt suffered at this concert due to lack of facilities for disabled people; it was one of the reasons behind his decision not to do concerts afterwards.  Daevid Allen would have left Gong by this gig - it was the brief Hillage-led version of the group which eventually resulted in 'Shamal'.  Would have loved to have been there!

Posted By: Lewian
Date Posted: July 01 2020 at 02:05
Lorenzo, non so il tuo eta. Sei stato la?

Posted By: jamesbaldwin
Date Posted: July 01 2020 at 05:50
Originally posted by Lewian Lewian wrote:

Lorenzo, non so il tuo eta. Sei stato la?

No, I was born in 1970. But a friend of mine was there and he posted this image on facebook.

"Happiness is real only when shared"

Posted By: Raff
Date Posted: July 01 2020 at 06:37
I was 14 at the time - too young to have been allowed to go to such an event. However, I can't help envying the older folks who were able to attend. Those were the daysSmile!

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