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Rock Europe 60s

Rock Europe 60s

After rockabilly, Europe became passionate in the early 60s for the reverb rock sound of the English group The Shadows, which was adopted in a variety of pop songs such as 'Le temps de l'amour' (Françoise Hardy 1962 France). In 1963, the continent fell under the spell of the pop-rock genre dubbed ‘yé-yé’, partly in reference to the Beatles’ use of "yeah yeah’s" like those in their track 'She loves you' (1963). The three songs “Chica yeyé” (Conchita Velasco 1965 Spain), “Il geghege' " (Rita Pavone 1966 Italy) and “Les élucubrations” (Antoine 1966 France) are emblematic of the yéyé.

Europe adopted progressive rock in 1965 and psychedelic rock in 1967, as exemplified by the songs 'La natività' (New Trolls 1967 Italy), 'Tengo sueños' (Los Grimm 1969 Spain) or ‘Den gule flihatmand’ (Furekåben 1969 Denmark). Although European rockers sang mainly in their national language in the 60s, a few of their compositions in English did achieve international fame, such as:

∙  1960  ∙  Kili watch (The Cousins, Belgium)  ∙  Souvenirs souvenirs (Johnny Hallyday , France)  ∙  Ramona (Blue Diamonds, Netherlands)  ∙  1961  ∙  La panne d'essence (Frankie Jordan ft Sylvie Vartan, France)  ∙  Tu parles trop (Les Chaussettes Noires ft Eddy Mitchell, France)  ∙  Hey Pony! (Les Chats Sauvages ft Dick Rivers, France)  ∙  24'000 baci (Adriano Celentano, Italy)  ∙  1962  ∙  El rey del Twist (Miguel 'Mike' Rios, Spain)  ∙  Petit Gonzales (Danyel Gérard, France)  ∙

∙  1963  ∙  Boots (The Defenders, Denmark)  ∙  1964  ∙  Reviens Sophie (Christophe, France)  ∙  Soy Tremendo (Los Sírex, Spain)  ∙  Flamenco (Los Brincos, Spain)  ∙  1965  ∙  Mirza (Nino Ferrer , France)  ∙  Chica ye ye (Conchita Velasco, Spain)  ∙  Grazie a te (The Rokes, Italy)  ∙  1966  ∙  Black is black (Los Bravos, Spain)    Les élucubrations (Antoine, France)  ∙  Il geghege' (Rita Pavone, Italy)  ∙  Io ho in mente te (Equipe 84, Italy)  ∙  Un ragazzo di strada (I Corvi, Italy)  ∙  Mi si spezza il cuore (The Sorrows, Italy)  ∙  Poor boy (The Lords, Germany)  ∙

∙  1967  ∙  Noi non ci saremo (Nomadi, Italy)  ∙  Cuore matto (Little Tony, Italy)  ∙  Sensazioni / Prima c'era luce / Io ti fermerò / Visioni (New Trolls, Italy)  ∙  1968  ∙  A girl I knew / Long before I was born (Savage Rose, Denmark)  ∙  Nightime (Los Íberos, Spain)  ∙  Busca un amor (Fórmula V, Spain)  ∙  Oh lord why lord (Pop Tops, Spain)  ∙  Milano 1968 (Le Orme, Italy)  ∙

∙  1969  ∙  It's five o'clock (Aphrodite's Child, Greece)  ∙  Venus (Shocking Blue, Netherlands)  ∙  Little green bag (George Baker Selection, Netherlands)  ∙  Tengo sueños (Los Grimm, Spain)  ∙  Cerca de las estrellas (Los Pekenikes, Spain)  ∙  You changed my way of living (Beefeaters ft Peter Thorup, Denmark)  ∙  The daybreak (Young Flowers ft Peter Ingemann, Denmark)  ∙  Purple hearts (Burnin' Red Ivanhoe, Denmark)  ∙  Hvor skal jeg se solen stå op (Alrune Rod, Denmark)  ∙  Den gule filthatmand (Furekåben, Denmark) 

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