Sunday, October 28, 2007

Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders, Rome 2003

A nice little concert in Rome's Centrale del Tennis. American-born Hynde played some of the group’s most famous hits, such as "Back On The Chain Gang", "I Got You Babe" (an old Sonny and Cher hit) and "I'll Stand By You". Hynde was also once famous for walking around without wearing underwear and was also married to Ray Davies of The Kinks (pic by M. Rimati).

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Lucio Dalla

Dalla, an Italian singer, played in Rome’s Teatro Olimpico a few years ago. The concert? Nice. Some very good tunes for a musician who has been writing and singing since 1966 (pic by M. Rimati)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Stewart Copeland, Rome

The Police’s former/current drummer played in Rome’s auditorium a few years ago (at the time of writing The Police have played in Turin). Being the drum aficionado that I am, I couldn’t miss this one considering that in August, 1983 I actually saw him together with Sting and Andy Summers just one month before they split up (until their reunion in 2007 circa).

I believe that the band’s name actually comes from Copeland’s father who had worked in the past for the CIA (Copeland is also the only American of the band). Unfortunately, he didn’t play any Police songs that night in Rome. Nevertheless, Copeland was incredible as at one point he looked like an octopus hammering away at the drums with at least 8 arms (all pics by M. Rimati)!

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