Special Rock Lessons 2023: 1969, the year of free music

Saturday 06 May 2023
h. 21:00
Sala Petrassi
Special Rock Lessons 2023: 1969, the year of free music

With Ernesto Assante and Gino Castaldo and
Gigi De Rienzo - Bass guitar and direction
Franco Giacoia - Guitar
Osvaldo Di Dio - Guitar and vocals
Claudio Romano - Drums
Paolo Sessa - Keyboards
Paul Ryo - Voice

The idea of talking and "playing" of 1969 starts first of all from a personal suggestion, that of trying to share the feeling we had at the time is still alive within us, of being overwhelmed by a sequence of strong and different musical phenomena, all carrying a precious seed. Music that seemed to be able to change the listener, allowing new visions, new ideas, and new feelings. Music that has certainly changed us. almost a coming-of-age tale, then, that continues far beyond the generation that experienced it firsthand.

1969 è full of new beginnings, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop, it is the year of the first big hits of the Jackson 5 and David Bowie, of Battisti 's first time as a singer at Sanremo, of reconfirmations such as for the Rolling Stones or Creedence, è the year of the Beatles' resounding farewell, Miles Davis' electric turn, and then Woodstock, which, thanks to cinema, endlessly multiplies an audience already ocean and tell the rest of the world where è rock has arrived.

We will offer live some of the key songs of that year, international and Italian, rock, jazz, song, accompanying the sounds with the words of the tale of an era. Playing the music of 1969 è Tracing a stretch of the revolution of those years, when the revolution was possible. And it's a way of showing that the music is still terribly relevant