Sunday, 22 June 2014

1970 Peru & Brazil

Rita Pavone had a 3rd Brazilian tour in 1970, after she had had a baby in 1969. This was a completely different cup of tea. By the late 1960s Italian music had take a deep dive in Brazil having been superceded by the Anglo-American juggernaut. 

After 6 years living under a harsh military dictatorship things were completely different now. On top of that, Rita's manager-cum-husband Teddy Reno wasn't very smart this time and bungled the whole thing. Mr. Reno wasn't aware that things had changed dramatically in South America since his early visits here in the 1950s and 1960s. Argentine impresario Marcos Lazaro had a monopoly of the greatest Brazilian talents like Roberto Carlos and Elis Regina, but he neglected Rita Pavone's tour and when the couple arrived in São Paulo, they realized that almost nothing had been done about Rita's perfomances. 

Rita Pavone ended up singing only one night at a venue that had been converted into a theatre from old Cine Rex in Bela Vista. 

  
Rita Pavone in a Lima hotel, prior to her flying to Brazil in May 1970. 


Ms. Pavone and DJ Guillermo Llerena Godoy in Lima, Peru in the winter of 1970.

Here's what Guillermo Llerena Godoy wrote about interviewing Rita Pavone at the lobby Hotel Crillon on Avenida Nicolás de Piérola, 589, Lima, Perú, in April 1970; the same hotel which had received the likes of Los Cinco Latinos, The Platters, Enrique Guzman, Neil Sedaka, Antonio Prieto and Emilio Perícoli, who I had also interviewed. 

I made the interview using a little Capitol cassette-recorder I had bought in my first trip to the U.S.A. Rita talked about her childhood, her career as a recording artist, as an actress and mainly that she missed her little baby badly who had remained back in Italy. When she talked about the baby she became kind of sad but she soon would come to her animated self again.

I played the interview in my radio show 'Su amigo musical' at Radio El Sol. How could we forget such hits as 'Que me importa el mundo', 'Si tuviera un martillo', 'Corazón', 'El partido de football', 'El baile del ladrillo', 'A mi edade', 'Ay ay ay muchacho' and other hits she recorded for RCA Victor. 


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

1966

1966 was a great year for Rita Pavone. She started the year all fine fronting 'Studio Uno 1966' for 4 Saturdays on National TV, having Bruno Canfora's 'Fortissimo' - one of her best recordings ever - as a theme.

In the summer, Rita filmed 'La zanzara' which turned out to be her best performance on the silver screen. She finished the year filming the sequel 'Non stuzzicate la zanzara' in which she had the best music numbers of her career.




Sunday, 2 March 2014

Honey moon in Brazil in 1968



Rita, her husband Teddy Reno and Brazilian singer coleague Joelma. Rita's recorded for Ricordi which was distributed by Chantecler in Brazil.


Brazilian singer Martinha presents Rita with one of her records.


Saturday, 1 February 2014

Deutschland 1968 - 1969

1968 


1. Manuela
2. Wencke Myhre (Norwegian)
3. France Gall (French)
4. Mary Hopkin
5. Heidi Brühl
6. Lulu
7. Mirelle Mathieu (French)
8. Alexandra
9. Dorthe (Danish)
10. Vicky

11. Julie Driscoll
12. Renate Kern
13. Aretha Franklin
14. Peggy March
15. Rita Pavone
16. Caterina Valente
17. Gitte (Danish)
18. Marion
19. Esther Ofarim (Israeli)
20. Hildegard Knef


Alexandra * 19 Mai 1942  + 31 Juli 1969 



Norway's Wencke Myhre


Wencke Myhre  * 15 Februar 1947. 



Marion  * 17 August 1943.

1 9 6 9 


1. Manuela
2. France Gall (French)
3. Wencke Myhre (Norwegian)
4. Peggy March
5. Mireille Mathieu (French)
6. Lulu
7. Gitte (Danish)
8. Vicky
9. Esther Ofarim (Israeli)
10. Mary Hopkin

11. Dusty Springfield
12. Rita Pavone
13. Katja Ebstein
14. Jackie DeShannon
15. Françoise Hardy
16. Dorthe
17. Julie Driscoll (British)
18. Sandie Shaw
19. Clodagh Rodgers (Irish)
20. Bobbie Gentry


Manuela # 1.


Wales's Mary Hopkin & Germany's Katja kEbstein.





Deutschland 1965



1. Manuela
2. Françoise Hardy
3. Wercke My (Norwegian)
4. Gitte (Danish)
5. Sandie Shaw
6. Conny Frosboess
7. Petula Clark
8. France Gall (French)
9. Peggy March
10. Marion

11. Connie Francis
12. Vicky
13. Caterina Valente
14. Esther Ofarim (Israeli)
15. Dorthe (Danish)
16. Heidi Brühl
17. Hildegard Knef
18. Swi Malmkivst (Swedish)
19. Suzanne Doucet
20. Rita Pavone






Friday, 24 January 2014

Deutschland 1964



1. Gitte (Danish)
2. Manuela
3. Connie Francis
4. Rita Pavone
5. Conny Froboess
6. Caterina Valente
7. Siw Malmkivst (Swedish)
8. Françoise Hardy
9. Peggy March
10. Heidi Brühl

11. Wencke Myhre (Norwegian)
12. Suzie (Swedish)
13. Esther Ofarim (Israeli)
14. Millie (Small) (Jamaican)
15. Hildegard Knef
16. Sylvie Vartan (Romanian-French)
17. The Supremes
18. Petula Clark
19. Marika Kilius
20. Alma Coogan

21. Brenda Lee
22. Gigliola Cinquetti (Italian)
23. Lolita
24. Nana Mouskouri (Greek)
25. Margot Eskens
26. Lill Babs (Swedish)
27. Dusty Springfield
28. Hannelore Auer
29. Jacqueline Boyer (French)
30. Carmela Corren  (Israeli)

1964



Rita Pavone opens her arms to embrace Berlin, having Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in the background.


Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirch circa 1900.


The Church was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943. It was never re-built but a new tower was erected between 1959 and 1963. It is located in Berlin on the Kurfürstendamm in the centre of the Breitscheidplatz.




Suzie in 1965.


Quincy Jones, Millie Small & Lesley Gore. 




Marika Kilius was a German Olympic skater



Lill Babs from Sweden

Margot Eskens



Sweden's Lill Babs drinks a cupa.



Hannelore Auer

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Deutschland 1963



Rita Pavone die kleine Lausbub mit dem grossen Erfolg. Im 1963 kannte niemand den Namen der Italienerin. Zum 1. Mal gewählt und gleich auf den 3. Platz. 


These were the most popular female singers in Germany in 1963.

1. Connie Francis
2. Conny Froboess
3. Rita Pavone
4. Manuela
5. Gitte (Danish)
6. Caterina Valente
7. Heidi Brühl
8. Lill Babs (Swedish)
9. Françoise Hardy
10. Peggy March

11. Petula Clark
12. Nana Mouskouri
13. Carmela Corren (Israeli)
14. Brenda Lee
15. Lolita
16. Esther Ofarim
17. Anita Lindblom (Swedish)
18. Mina
19. Lale Andersen
20. Margot Eskens

21. Hannelore Auer (Austrian)
22. Helen Shapiro
23. Soeur Sourire (Belgium)
24. Dalida
25. Jacqueline Boyer (French)
26. Siw Malmkivst (Swedish)
27. Susi Ball
28. Mariona
29. Audrey Arno
30. Bibi Johns (Swedish)



Rita Pavone's Chartplatzierunger

'Cuore' (Contessa) Deutschland platz #48 - 2 November 1963 (2 weeks)

'Wenn ich ein Junge wär' DE #2 - 1 December 1963  (14 weeks)

'Mein Jack, der ist zwei Meter gross' DE #11  1 March 1964  (4 weeks)

'Peppino aus Torino' DE #33  1 December 1964 (4 weeks)

'Kiddy Kiddy kiss me ' (mit Paul Anka) DE #7  1 January 1965  (8 weeks) Austria #3  15 FEB 1965 (4 wks)

'Ich frage meinen Papa'  DE #35  17 April 1965  (1 week)

'Heart'  UK #27  1 December 1966 (12 weeks)

'You only you' UK #21  19 January 1967  (7 weeks)

'Arrivederci Hans'  DE #6  15 July 1968 (12 wks)  Austria  #9 15 Sept 1968 (8 wks) Swizerland #4 6 August 1968 (8 wks)

'Alle Männer sind nicht so' DE #26  7 December 1968  (4 wks)

'Heut' lad ich mir die Cartrights ein'  DE #23  1 January 1969 (2 wks)

'Bene bene bene'  DE #14  19 APR 1969 (8 wks)  Austria #17  15 MAY 1969  (8 wks)

'Oma, Mama, Bambola' Austria #16  15 MAY 1970  (4 wks)


1963


Paul, George, Lill Babs & John in October 1963 on Swedish TV's 'Drop in' which she compered. 


Carmela Corren


Anita Lindblom - June 1964




Siw Malmkvist, Sweadish sensation!


Jacqueline Boyer 


Conny Froboess