Tuesday, November 27, 2018

16(sixteen) Strings (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.182)



Heimatliche Klaenge - Deutsche Schallplatten-Kleinlabels 
Native Sounds - Small German Record-Labels

182 heimatliche klaenge 16 Strings (swiss)



01 - Non Ho L'eta
02 - Number Sixteen
03 - Alles ist Alright
04 - Du bist mein Typ
05 - Dry Your Tears
06 - Unfaithful Love
07 - Watch Your Step (unreleased)

Urs Hдlg - Rhythmus Gitarre / Gesang
Jцrg Pfдndler - Lead Gitarre
Kurt Amrein - Bass
Dieter Klein - Schlagzeug
(Hans-Peter Mьller - Schlagzeug)

The best Swiss Shadows were The 16 Strings from Olten. The quartet, already in the late fifties Years ago, when The Rocking Boys made an appearance, it seemed to specialize in talent competitions. Right from the start, they put on a dignified style, had their expensive band suits tailored and put the Income in a professional equipment. In November 1962, the German-speaking Swiss landed at the Lausanne 'Festival de Ia Guitare', for which Toni Vescoli had unsuccessfully applied, on the place of honor behind the faux Frиres. In an amateur competition in 'Cбfe Zьri Leu' they won their first one year later Record contract and sent the competition competition from the Sauterelles again in the desert. But the 16 strings had been too happy. The company that hosted the contest went bankrupt. Already in the spring of 1964, a new offer from the company Decca fluttered into the house. The condition was clear: who pays, orders. The border between guitar instruments and hits was still thin.

At the behest of their producer, the 16 strings wrote the same night as the hit star Gigliola Cinquetti won the 'Grand Prix Eurovision 1964', a guitar arrangement for the winning title 'Non ho l'etа '. The very next day they recorded their instrumental version. They made it so even before that Original in the record shops. The single published in April 1964 single is considered one of the first German Swiss Guitar band plates. Instrumental groups had an easier time of their music even in established venues and in the To place television. The 16 strings played a lot of gala, guesting with Jo Roland in the TV show
'Rendezvous with Jo' and asked veteran Hazy Osterwald for advice. "I listened to your record and think it's very good, "he wrote to his" boys "and raised the dunning finger. "It's very important to get away from it Good to sell in the beginning. Just no premature steps. "The group had already done that. In a two-year gag contract with a music publisher renounced the 16 strings
any stake in the sale for the first four recorded titles. For all other plates with sales up to 80,000 copies, the band was entitled to 1% of the selling price of about four francs.

At the behest of their producer, the 16 strings wrote the same night as the hit star Gigliola Cinquetti won the 'Grand Prix Eurovision 1964', a guitar arrangement for the winning title 'Non ho l'etа '. The very next day they recorded their instrumental version. They made it so even before that Original in the record shops. The single published in April 1964 single is considered one of the first German Swiss Guitar band plates. Instrumental groups had an easier time of their music even in established venues and in the To place television. The 16 strings played a lot of gala, guesting with Jo Roland in the TV show 'Rendezvous with Jo' and asked veteran Hazy Osterwald for advice. "I listened to your record and think it's very good, "he wrote to his" boys "and raised the dunning finger. "It's very important to get away from it Good to sell in the beginning. Just no premature steps. "The group had already done that. In a two-year gag contract with a music publisher renounced the 16 strings any stake in the sale for the first four recorded titles. For all other plates with sales up to 80,000 copies, the band was entitled to 1% of the selling price of about four francs.

Rock was not a business on records yet, at least not for the musicians. There helped too professional management and a serious demeanor, as the 16 strings cultivated, no further. The Star of the guitar orchestra began with the announcing beat boom and the competition of whole Flocks of amateur bands anyway to fade. The 16 strings are closed to the vociferous sound of the hour not. They were among the first, the Beatles songs right in multipack in recorded their repertoire. In 1965 they played another single in Basel called 'Alles ist Allright'. The neat Beromьnster version of a John D. Loudermilk song, whose silly text cabaret man Max Rьeger, aka 'Schnultzen-Max', had his conscience. The plate was also not better, that one interpreted the German text in Olten with an English accent. The dilemma remained: there was the status of the 16 strings as one of the first and best Swiss guitar bands, there were good relationships too Showstars like Hazy Osterwald and Willy Millowitsch. On the other side, the group became a showcase band traded by the Swiss Beat and also invited to their trendy bars. But there the group saw itself their house-trained sound soon overshadowed by the offspring. Although he was less experienced, but all the more enthusiastic about the matter, offering decidedly more with Brian Jones hairstyles and pointy boots Sex appeal as the 16 strings in their RS look. Fatigue phenomena spread. The great Breakthrough, which many had prophesied, was slow in coming. At the end of 1966, the 16 strings hung after four intense years, her band shells in the closet. It was time for something new.

Two electric guitars, one electric bass, one drums: The 16 strings from Olten were one of the first Swiss bands who played in the classical rock cast. Already around 1958 the two had School friends Urs Hдlg and Jцrg Pfдndler dared to make musical first attempts as The Rocking Boys. The initial detonator was Elvis Presley, shaking hands with Hдlg in Bad Nauheim, Germany would have. Specialty of 1962 founded successor band The 16 Strings were well maintained guitars Instrumentals in the style of Shadows and Ventures. With this mix and an amazing instrumental Oltner level to the Abrдumern at various Jekamis and junior competitions. 1964 could They are the first German-Swiss guitar group to secure a record deal. But the 16 strings remained First and foremost a sought-after live attraction: with its tailor-made stage suits, short haircuts and a temperate repertoire that will soon include songs by the Beatles, Roy Orbison and Chuck Berry emerged, they were a sought-after attraction orchestra especially at better addresses. To the mentors The band belonged to Hazy Osterwald, who saw his boys, as he called them, as the Swiss Beatles. This title was canceled by the 16 strings of the Les Sauterelles, which had one before similar style as the Oltner had cared, from these so far however on the ranks had been referred. Anyway, the strings, who never really dared to make the leap to the professional camp, had a hard time with the increasingly impetuous and noisy sound of the competition. Mid-1966 drummer Dieter Klein went to Pepe Lienhard. His successor was Hans-Peter Mьller. End of 1966, the group broke up and you put the instruments in the basement. Since the second half of the nineties The 16 strings are with one significantly rockier repertoire on the road again.


3 comments:

  1. thank you so much for this and the rest of the series, i am a huge fan

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  2. Hallo,
    leider stimmt die aufgeführte Trackliste nicht:
    01 - Non Ho L'eta
    02 - Number Sixteen
    03 - Alles ist Alright
    04 - Du bist mein Typ
    05 - Dry Your Tears
    06 - Unfaithful Love
    07 - Watch Your Step (unreleased)

    Alles ist Alright
    Du bist mein Typ
    diese beiden Songs sind Titel 5 bzw.6

    Gruß

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