Monday, January 16, 2012

40 Years Ago This Month: Italian Prog Rockers PFM Release Debut

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      Italian progressive rockers Premiata Forneria Marconi - the name means Award-Winning Macaroni Bakery--released their first album Storia Di Un Minuta in January of 1972 and immediately topped the Italian album charts. Inspired by British prog bands like Genesis, King Crimson and Moody Blues, PFM blended Classic rock with Classical music, adding dashes of Mediterranean flavouring and ethereal vocals. The debut and its follow-up, Per Un Amico, are both albums of great taste and beauty. PFM began singing English lyrics by the third album which made the Billboard album charts. One of prog rock's great bands.

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