THE VIRGIL BROTHERS
When You Walk Away
(Vittorio De Scalzi - Domenico Di Palo - Hank B. Marvin)
Australian artist, recorded in UK 1969

Single on Parlophone (UK), also on Australian Parlophone.

Vocal trio made up of:

In 1969, when The Virgil Brothers were in the UK, McGee was replaced by

  • Danny Robinson (Wild Cherries, also recorded as Fourth House).

For more on The Virgil Brothers, see their charting record Temptation 'Bout To Get Me (1968, #6 Brisbane, #13 Melbourne).

Thanks to Terry Stacey for suggestion and for fine detective work in tracking down the original. 

JOHN ROWLES
When You Walk Away
(Vittorio De Scalzi - Domenico Di Palo - Hank B. Marvin)
UK 1969
Original version with these lyrics

Single on MCA, B-side of It Takes A Fool Like Me, by New Zealand singing star, recorded in London.

English lyrics by Hank B. Marvin of The Shadows, produced by Shadows producer Norrie Paramor.


For more on John Rowles see his #1 NZ hit M'Lady.


See also If I Only Had Time (1968, #3 UK, #2 NZ).

GIAN COSTELLO
Io Che Ho Te
(Vittorio De Scalzi - Domenico Di Palo - Giorgio D'Adamo)
Italy 1969

Single on Populart by Italian singer Gian Costello (1934-2004), born Gianfranco De Faccio in Latisana in NE Italy. He joined established band Franco and the "G.5" in the late 1950s, then followed a successful solo career during which he took part in many Italian music competitions and festivals of the 1960s.

Source: Gian Costello at it.wikipedia.com.

LEONARDO
Io Che Ho Te
(Vittorio De Scalzi - Domenico Di Palo - Giorgio D'Adamo)
Italy 1969

Single on Ariston by Italian singer-actor Leonardo Marino (b.1945).

Leonardo sang Io Che Ho Te at the 1969 San Remo Music Festival, as did the song's originators The New Trolls.

For many years it was standard at San Remo for two singers to present a song, so this was probably released at the same time as The New Trolls version.

NEW TROLLS
Io Che Ho Te
(Vittorio De Scalzi - Domenico Di Palo - Giorgio D'Adamo)
Italy 1969
Original version

Single on Cetra ("I Who Have You") by Italian rock band formed in Genoa in the mid-60s, song written by band members. A San Remo Music Festival entry for 1969 (non finalista).

The New Trolls were one of the best live acts in Italy at the time, and Hendrix-inspired guitarist Nico Di Palo was one of the first Italian guitar heroes. [Italian Prog website]

Further reading: Detailed history of The New Trolls at ItalianProg.com with discography, images and links.

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