Festival delle rose 1964 playlist
Festival of roses 1964
The Festival delle Rose - Festival of the Roses (whose complete wording was the National Rose Festival of the Italian Song) was established in 1964 with the intention of creating a national musical event to take place in Rome, which would be complementary to the Festival of Sanremo on the one hand, and on the other, to Un Disco per Estate and Cantagiro. It is no coincidence that the festival had chosen autumn for its annual scheduling, to offer a showcase of record company products prepared for the autumn market, while waiting, in late winter, for songs from Sanremo to come onto the market. The Festival of Roses was organized by the impresario Mario Minasi, and the Italian RCA was heavily involved, at home in Rome and using its own singers to fill the list of participants. It had little appreciation for the other record companies that signed up those singers who were less important to their own labels for the festival. Three days of competitions, with twenty-four songs presented from October 25 to 27 (the playlist has ten), accompanied by the orchestra of Bruno Canfora and presented by Corrado and Gabriella Farinon. The final evening on TV postponed to October 30 on the second channel, to celebrate the victory of Gianni Morandi with Non sono degno di te, confirming his great popularity with audiences and definitively launching him as the leading star of the Italian song.