Interesting stuff, Gian Paolo. I knew 29 Settembre from Lucio Battisti’s own amused version of 1969 & I Dik Dik’s later recording. Not being an Italian speaker I’d always wondered at the relevance of the 29 Settembre as the chosen date. I now know, assuming Tommy Scott has translated correctly! It’s a strange song but has charm, sadly not so much in Equipe 84’s hands. Incidentally, I seem to remember that The Roke’s drummer, Mike Shepstone, played with E84 for a while.
Whilst I was on about Kenny Everett's Bottom 30, I recall this happy, cheery little number in the same chart of disasters. Funnily enough it was the B side - 29th September - that Everett chose to play (as he said that playing a song called Auschwitz was not on - even for the bottom 30). I mention this only because there appears to be no A side scan here. I wonder if Equipe 84 ever made anything else after this catastrophe? What were the chappies at Major Minor thinking??