A correction must be made referring to a four-page report in the "Luzerner Zeitung" www.luzernerzeitung.ch Lucerne, central Switzerland official newspaper Media/News Company written by Stefan Künzli May 23 2020.
«Rock had to knock twice» a article on Swiss rock music history in Switzerland 1969-1987.
«Rock musste zweimal anklopfen»
Der rebellische Sound hatte sich in der verschlafenen Schweiz mit Verspätung durchgesetzt.
Vor gut 50 Jahren war es aber so weit. Wir haben uns auf eine Spurensuche in die ereignisreiche Zeit der fast vergessenen Gründergeneration begeben. Wer war der erste Schweizer Rockmusiker? Welches die erste Rockband, das erste Rockalbum und der erste Rockhit.
Swiss progressive rock band Flame Dream I played guitar with is listed among the 50 most important albums at No. 35.
The part in this report, which shows 50 vintage album covers/titles is NOT a chart.
It's a chronological listing of albums which were released during the years of
1969 until 1987.
i.e. the first album cover shown was released in 1969 - the last one in 1987.
There are 38 different bands listed - covering all in all 50 album releases.
It may be worthwhile considering, that except for 3 bands none of the mentioned ones resp. musicians ever got to a stage, where they could make a living of their music.
Switzerland to this day is too small and too limited for a working rock-band.
Due to digitalisation and "free download", album sales have totally collapsed.
The 5 most important intl. artists are not even mentioned in this report.
The key-reason for this report is the fact that one of the earliest mentioned rock-bands is doing a small reunion tour in clubs - this combined with a re-edition of one of their early albums.
Flame Dream second album «ELEMENTS» (Vertigo 6326/Phonogram)
- released in January 1980 in Germany/Austria/Switzerland
- released in September 1980 in Italy.
So the year mentioned in this newspaper report (i.e. 1979) is a mistake.
Therefore the listing as No. 35 shown on page four is not correct In the chronological order it should have been listed as No. 40 (i.e. 1980). Except for the cover shown of Flame Dream in the newspaper, there is no information whatsoever about this album «Elements»
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