Music from Italy – Antonello Venditti // Pop rock

Antonello Venditti, born in 1949, is an Italian singer-songwriter who became famous in the 1970s. Listen to his nice song “Bomba O Non Bomba”:

Music from the US – The Mamas & the Papas

The Mamas & the Papas are an US-american vocal pop group from New York. They released six albums and had a huge success in the 60s and 70s. Here’s their nice hit single “California Dreamin’ “:

Music from the UK: Hustler

In the early 70’s the UK produced a number of great bands that never quite hit the big time, and HUSTLER were one such band. With a line-up that mirrored Deep Purple, they nevertheless approached their music with a healthy dose of humour and diminutive Norman Wisdom lookalike frontman Steve Haynes possessed all the showbiz savvy and a gravel-tinged voice to boot, with which to deliver their songs. Although they were capable of serious rock,they are perhaps best known for the Cockney anthem ‘Get outta me ‘ouse’ , a glorious Small Faces pastiche that rocks up a treat.

I was lucky enough to see them live in the 70’s and they could really deliver.

With Kenny Daughter’s virtuoso keyboards and the very distinctive sound of guitarist Mickey Llewelyn’s Flying V, Hustler had a lot going for them. the usually difficult second album didn’t seem a problem, with great tracks abounding, and produced by the producer of the moment, Queen’s Roy Thomas Baker. But punk was just around the corner, and this bands bloom withered on the vine, a victim of timing. But listen now, to the two sides of Hustler, the funny and the serious. Mickey takes lead vocal on ‘Get outta me ‘ouse’ but check the great rock’n’roll Paul Rodgers-inspired voice of Steve on Night Creeper, taken from their second album.

Kev Moore

Music from the UK – The Kinks

I think most of you know this british rock and pop band. They really had a huge success in the 70s. Yeah, I mean the Kinks, and will present you their song “Apeman”, hope you like or even remember it…