this 1964 'L'amore mio' sleeve is rare because RCA Italiana decided on another photo after the 1st batch was out.
The flip-side of said 45 giri. RCA Italiana thought that maybe this San Fracis' image was not his best and released the definite sleeve later in which the Saint's image was expurgated. Poor Francis!
This is a rarity for 2 reasons: first it is a 45 rpm single with Rita Pavone singing 'Datemi un martello' on one side and The Beatles on the flip-side. Then, the machine operator in this record-factory in Teheran, Iran, was a bit absent-minded and inserted the label not where it should have gone: the centre.
Extended-play released in Spain circa 1964. Note that Spaniards translated song titles into their own language. That doesn't mean those songs are sung in Spanish, they are actually sung in their Italian original. I like the translations though: 'Que dificil es tener 18 años' ('It's hard to be an 18-year old'), 'Ya no tengo vacaciones' (My vacations are kaput) etc.
Well, I guess this speaks by itself: it is a card-album about the youngest set in Italian music. One should take note of Dino, who won the Unknown Contest in 1963, just as Rita Pavone had won it in 1962. Then have a look at Bruno Fillipini who used to date Rita Pavone when she was still an Unkown in Rome in 1962.
Rita Pavone advertising in Argentina.
This music-sheet doesn't really qualify as 'rarity' but this Pavone picture has never been published in Brazil.
Some Argentine thug thought it was funny to be a racist and a made a complete arse-hole of himself posting this in the Internet.
This is the real thing. Rita Pavone poses with a few New York Black kids for the sleeve of her next Italian 45 release: 'Scrivi!' - 1964.
Shocking pink and Miss Pavone... a rare 1964 photo of a sequence which main picture ended up on the sleeve of Brazilian 1965's album 'Ritorna''.
Here's the photo that finally got onto the album cover... I wish I knew the photographer's name!
Rita Pavone on the cover of Brazilian 'Revista do Radio' - April 1964.
Rita meet friends during some summer camping in Italy. Even though the date says November 1966 this photo was taken much earlier; it could be either the summer of 1963 or the summer of 1964, when she traveled with Cantagiro accompanied by The Clevers, a Brazilian rock band even though she was not in competition.
In 1965, a group of Catalan intelectuals convinced Rita Pavone, Gianni Morandi, Jimmy Fontana & Donatella Moretti to record their latest hits in the Catalan language. The result is this outstanding EP with Morandi's 'Si no et tingués ja mai més'; Fontana's 'El Món'; Donatella's 'He vist com sorties' & Pavone's 'Ell'.