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“No one will stop the music of the Pooh!”. Amadeus, artistic director and conductor of the 73rd edition of the Sanremo Festival, has no doubts, when the notes of Who will stop the music thin out in the audience of the music festival. There reunion of the historic band, super guest of the first evening, saw the return to the Ariston stage of Rob Facchinetti, Dodi Battaglia, Red Canzian And Richard Sheets, who had left the group in the 1970s. The hits Little Katy, Friends forever, Just give me a minute, Longing for her, Thought, Stay with me they unleashed songs and dances in the audience, up to the moving tribute to the drummer Stephen D’Oraziowho passed away in November 2020, with the song Lonely menwinner of the Sanremo Festival in 1990.
A STORY OF MUSIC AND FRIENDSHIP
Interviewed by Amadeus, the Poohs retraced the history of their music and their friendship. “We were born in the sixties, where millions of bands were born every day, and achieving success was really very difficult. Then, finally, success came in 1971 with Much desire for her and from there, with a lot of strength and will, we managed to bring our story to 50 years,” said Roby Facchinetti. Seven years after their last concert, the Poohs will return to perform on July 6 at the San Siro Stadium, as Dodi Battaglia explained, “to embrace all our friends”. For Red Canzian, the glue of the “friends forever”, is made of two ingredients: being similar and “respecting one another when we weren’t similar”.