New Dada - essential biography*
From I New Dada to the satellite, from the beat moods to the
electronic experimentalism: the life and career of Maurizio Arcieri
and Christina Moser
At seventeen Maurizio Arcieri forms I New
The line-up, besides Maurizio, is formed by Franco "Pupo" Longo (battery), Franco Ladanza and Renato
(guitars), Ferruccio "Ferry" Sansoni (keyboards) and Giorgio Fazzini
thanks to Leo Watcher, their manager, the band is chosen to
support the Italian tour of the
Beatles. By now launched, they enter
among the first five Italian beat bands and win the first edition of
the "Beat Bands Festival" of Rieti.
A handful of singles and an album, "I'll
Go Crazy", are released in a short time; the band takes part to different
TV shows ("Studio Uno",
"Andiamoci Piano", etc...) and participate at the 1966
edition of the "Cantagiro" Festival with "Non dirne
autumn of the same year I New Dada win several contests held by
"Bandiera Gialla" beat club.
On September 22, 1966 Maurizio meets Christina
Moser at a private party held for the birthday of Patrizia Watcher (daughter
of New Dada's producer Leo).
At the top of success I New Dada split and Maurizio undertakes a
* thanx, Aurora B.!
English translation by Mind Lounge and Patricia Vercammen.