The Yardbirds, feat. Jeff Beck - Live at the 16th Sanremo Festival, Casino’ Municipale, Salone Delle Feste, Sanremo, Italy, January 27 & 28.1966, from my Father's reel to reel master, radio broadcast, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL !
January 27 1966, 1st night performance.
1. Paff Bum
2. Questa Volta (some disturbed radio signal at the beginning)
January 28 1966, 2nd night performance.
3. Questa Volta (with extended lyrics)
4. Paff Bum
This is my gift to you for the new year....The Sanremo Festival is an istitution in Italy....is
an artists musical competion started in 1950 and going on every year, next edition will be
in February 2007. Well, in the last 20 years only italian artists were in the competition, and
each of the 3 nights had many foreign artists as guests, but in the fifties and sixties there
were many famous english and american artists in the competition over the 3 nights, the last
night was the final....the rules of the competition in the 50's and 60's were pretty different
from now, every performance had to be strictly live, and there were an italian and a foreign
artists competing together against other couples and they had to sing 2 songs, one of each
had to have italian lyrics...so we saw artists like the Hollies, the Rolling Stones, Paul Anka,
and many others partecipating to this stupid competition....the Yardbirds did not make it
to the third final night, cause they had not enough votes to reach the final. The festival
had been broadcasted on tv and on the radio every year. Well, in the sixties we did not
have a real FM yet but a radio called Filodiffusione, cause it was working through a cable
reaching your house...well my now 84 years old father used to record all the festival editions
with his Revox from this Filodiffusione radio and he still has those reels....recently i went
through those tapes and found the Yardbirds performances....Filodiffusione reception was
often really bad, but this recording, if you consider the age and from what source was done
is excellent.....many of you probably never heard Questa Volta with extended lyrics cause
was only sung with these lyrics at the Sanremo festival...Another thing to say is that the
Yardbirds were stayng at the Grand Hotel Del Mar in Bordighera, 3 miles from Sanremo.
In this hotel there is a swimming pool that has some stone pedestal in the middle of the pool
coming out from the water...many photo sessions were done in this pool, i did some too,,
and the cover of the italian single "shapes of things" was done in this pool during the days
of the Yardbirds' San Remo experience...i'll post the single cover in the comments section.
SO, A BIG THANK TO MY DEAR FATHER AND HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!
Master reel to reel > revox > amplifiers > tascam audio cdrw750 > cd > computer > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac.
Recorded by 38f' father; transfered, remastered & uploaded by 38f on Dime, January 1st 2007.