The summer of “Covergreen – Musica da guardare,” the now historic event dedicated to the world of covers from the 60s and 70s, now in its eighth edition, is off to a flying start. From 05 to 09 July in Piombino, after last year’s success, Covergreen returns with a special programme dedicated to Classic Rock, covers, and great encounters. Disclosure, information and entertainment dedicated to the history of Italian and international Rock.
On Wednesday 5 July at the Chiostro di S. Antimo – where an exhibition dedicated to 1970s vinyl covers will be set up, which can be visited during the entire event – Massimo Panicucci will hold his workshop for children entitled Conosciamo le copertine (Let’s get to know the covers), focusing precisely on the graphic and aesthetic elements that made this art form so popular. From Thursday 6 we move on to Piazza Bovio, Covergreen‘s historic location, for the first of four meetings: Patrizio Fariselli, one of the most charismatic figures in Italian music, finally arrives in Piombino. A much-loved pianist and keyboard player of Area, Fariselli will talk with Donato Zoppo about the history and music of the famous formation, with stories dedicated to Demetrio Stratos and Gianni Sassi, as well as musical interludes and videos.
On Friday, 7 July, we move away from the 1970s and into the world of Italian Independent Rock: Litfiba, CCCP, CSI, PGR, Marlene Kuntz and Claudio Rocchi are just some of the names that Gianni Maroccolo is closely involved with. Bassist, sound technician and manipulator, arranger, popularizer, composer, artistic and record producer, he is one of the key personalities of Italian music and has recently published Il Maroccolario, the complete catalogue of his artistic life from 1980 to 2022, which he will recount together with Donato Zoppo. With Maroccolo will be Bruno Casini, writer, cultural promoter, historical animator of Florentine music events but also Litfiba‘s first manager at the dawn of the 1980s.
The 1970s, journalism, information and music will be the theme of the third evening (Saturday 8 July), the one with Maurizio Baiata, historical signature of Ciao 2001. The journalist wrote for years on the most loved newspaper by young people of the time, then moved on to Muzak, to Best and Nuovo Sound, to Stereoplay, and finally to the direction of the first Italian edition of Rolling Stone. He published the book “Rock Memories,” in which he collects reviews and interviews from 1970 to 1974, with Black Sabbath, King Crimson, David Bowie, Doors, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Santana, Claudio Rocchi, Francesco Guccini, Franco Battiato, Klaus Schulze and many others.
Last meeting on Sunday 9 July with Stefano Calvi and Donato Zoppo. After the success of their dialogue on disco music and Rock, held last year, the DJ and the journalist will meet again in a new repartee dedicated to Italian covers of the 1960s. There will be no shortage of used and vintage vinyl stalls during the event.
“Covergreen – Musica da Guardare” is an exhibition conceived in 2016 by the Covergreen Cultural Association (Federico Botti, Andrea Fanetti, Luca Pallini and Massimo Panicucci the founding members) with the aim of divulging, enhancing and reviving the magic of the covers illustrated by master graphic designers, illustrators and photographers of ’60s/’70s vinyl, promoting everything that belongs to the world of Classic Rock. Covergreen is now in its 8th edition. It has developed graphic and educational projects with schools, collaborated with universities, organised book presentations and meetings with authors and musicians, and participated in the 20th edition of Disco Days in Naples with an exhibition on 1968 Rock.
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MUSICA DA GUARDARE
at 09.30 p.m.
Wednesday 5 July:
Conosciamo Le Copertine:
workshop with children curated by Massimo Panicucci
(Cloister S. Antimo)
Thursday 6 July:
Arbeit Macht Frei:
fifty years of Area with Patrizio Fariselli
Friday 7 July:
Dai Litfiba a Claudio Rocchi:
forty years of music with Gianni Maroccolo and Bruno Casini
Saturday 8 July:
the great interviews of the 70s from Ciao 2001 with Maurizio Baiata
Sunday 9 July:
Cover & Cover:
the great Italian hits of the 60s
commented by Stefano Calvi and Donato Zoppo