Wednesday, 26 November 2014

August 1963 - RP's 1st record in Brazil

6 August 1963 - a little note in S.Paulo daily 'Diario da Noite' says: Rita Pavone the greatest European sensation has had her first disc released here; it is an extended-play  containing 'La partita di pallone', 'Come te non c'è nessuno', 'Alla mia età' & 'Clementine Cherie'.

Almost a year later - June 1964 - Rita Pavone visits Brazil and becomes a celebrity over-night.

26 June 1964 - S.Paulo daily 'Diario da Noite' says Rita Pavone would sing at a function promoted by them, but that was a bald lie since Pavone was under contract to perform at TV Record their concorrent. It's amazing how much the Brazilian could lie to the public and get away with.

27 June 1964 - 'Diario da Noite' keep on lying about Rita Pavone singing at 'Ouro para o bem do Brasil' (Gold for the good of Brazil) a civic campaign organized by the promoters of the Coup d'etat of 1st April 1964 that overthrew the democratic government of President João Goulart and installed a bloody Dictatorship that lasted a quarter of a century.

29 June 1964 - Rita Pavone finally paid her visit to the main building of Diarios Associados to donate something made of gold to the campaign 'Gold for Brazil's good'. 'Diario da Noite' finally tells the truth: Rita Pavone has spent just a few minutes at the lobby of the great hall, had a look at some of the jewlery given by other people and said 'Good-bye'.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

1964 - 1965 Rita Pavone in Brazil

Rita Pavone & Paul Anka in a TV show in Germany in 1964
Rita was given a brand-new guitar by Giannini, the best manufacturer in Brazil
Rita sings at Teatro Record in São Paulo in April 1965.
in São Paulo in 1965
Rita and Mummy go to see a play in Rio de Janeiro in 1965.
at a collective interview in São Paulo in 1965.
Rita had a toothache in Rio de Janeiro in May 1965.
Rita in April 1965.
Brazilian press had a field-day with Rita 
Rita & her manager Teddy Reno that usually introduced her show at the theatre.
'Viva la pappa' introduced to Brazilians in April 1965 wasn't as successful as her rock tunes
more articles in magazines and Teatro Record 1964 booklet
Vandinha was one of many Rita Pavone look-alike 

Rita in Rio - 1965

A scrap-book bought in a flee-market

Doris Castro found this scrap-book one Sunday morning while browsing around at a flee-market in Bela Vista, São Paulo. She bought it for a certain amount of money she has never revealed. The original owner's identity is a mystery. Somehow it seems like it's a girl's work but it could have been a boy's too. It is mostly made up of articles and photos clipped out of newspapers and magazines. Supposing she was a girl, she used to buy two or three copies of the same magazine so she could cut out material from both sides of a page whenever the article ran longer than 2 sheets.

She also had a special way of getting Rita Pavone's record sleeves straight from an RCA Victor outlet for she pasted most of Pavone's record covers on her scrap-book.

The scrap-book was made of material printed between early 1964 and May 1965, precisely the period in which Rita Pavone was most popular in Brazil. If one wanted to chronicle Pavone meteoric rise and fall in the Brazilian skies one could not be luckier than stumbling into this very treasure.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Claudete's scrap book 1964

Claudete Deleva was a friend of mine whom I met through the Rita Pavone Fan Club in 1966, in S.Paulo. The first time I went to visit her in Agua Raza, in the Eastern part of town she showed myself and Silvia Jentsch her scrap book she had started in late 1963 through 1964 and early 1965. Here are some of the photos of that scrap-book. 

Rita was on the cover of most pop-music magazines
Rita was also head-line on Folha de S.Paulo when she arrived in June 1914.
this was the 'official' Rita Pavone photo
daily 'Ultima Hora' showed who Rita Pavone was even before she arrived here 
the talk of romance between Rita & Netinho started soon after the 1st few concerts they did together

Rita had 'Datemi un martello' and 'Scrivi' on the top ot the singles' charts
Rita sang nightly at Teatro Record from 23 to 28 June 1964, except on the Thursday 25 which she flew to Rio.
Rita at the interview she gave to the Brazilian press in São Paulo. Ademar Dutra shows her a Cauby photo.

Vandinha was one of many Rita Pavone-look-alikes
on the first page of Folha de S.Paulo