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  • Indio - En vivo Radio Universidad de Santa Fe - (1973) - Cassette
  • Buenos días rock - (1983)
  • Indio - (2 CDs) - (2013)
  • "Indio" en vivo - DVD (ntsc) - (2015)
  • Indio - En vivo Radio Universidad de Santa Fe - (1973) - CD edition (2021)



Members featured in the album

  • Indio - En vivo Radio Universidad de Santa Fe - (1973)




PEDRO CÉLIZ - Bajo, guitarra y voz

HORACIO BIDARRA - Órgano, piano y voz



Members featured in the album

  • Indio - (2 CDs) - (2013)


MIGUEL BERTOLINO - Vocals (Singer) - (recorded live at Teatro Municipal de Santa Fé, 20/12/74)

HORACIO BIDARRA - Keyboards and chorus






AGUSTÍN FERRERO - Vocals - (Indio)

GUSTAVO ANGELINI - Vocals - (Amigo)

ITATÍ BARRIONUEVO - Vocals - (Tiempo)

EDUARDO GAVIOLA - Vocals - (Hombre de ciudad) and chorus

RICARDO LOVOTTI - Vocals - (Mineros) and chorus

CINTIA BERTOLINO - Vocals - (Tierra) and chorus

PABLO FERREIRA - Vocals - (Amigo perdido) and chorus

GUSTAVO CORTÉS - Vocals - (Átomo) and chorus

TATO PASTOR - Vocals - (Carcelero) and chorus

RICARDO LOVOTTI - Vocals - (Mineros) and chorus




After the dissolution of Alma Pura (which came to perform at the BARock II Festival in 1971), a part of its former members, Horacio Bidarra and Miguel Bertolino, continued working together with the idea of finishing composing a thematic Rock Opera to the "Tommy" style from The Who, very popular in those years. Previously they already had a couple of armed themes inspired by a theme about the Indians and as a consequence of this, they had to put together a new group.

This is how they began to put the puzzle together, with Miguel bringing new texts and Horacio adapting the music to what he was composing, putting together the script, recreating characters, and ordering the story, which grew and developed within the first attempts at formation of the group they called Virgem. This name had already been throbbing since Alma Pura when Hugo Zimmermann had proposed to call themselves “Alma Virgen”.


All this began to take shape in mid-1972, in the city of Santa Fe, rehearsing the long-term work entitled "Indio", promoted by its founding members, Horacio Bidarra on keyboards and Miguel Bertolino as vocal leader, who were accompanied by Eduardo Rogatti on guitar (later a member of Bubu), Ruben Tucci on voice and percussion (ex Them), Pedro Céliz on bass and Guillermo Gervasoni on drums (both members of the Candy Bugs).

Virgem's first live performance was held on August 20, 1972 at the "Paraninfo de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral" and the repertoire gathered the first themes that were making up his ambitious work. With the same repertoire and training they also performed in October at the “Segundo Festival de la Isla Berduc”, and in December they traveled to Buenos Aires to be part of the third BARock '72, which unfortunately was suspended due to rain. added guitarist to Ricardo Lovotti.

In the month of September 1973 they achieved a direct take of the first recording of the work in the studio of LT10, Radio de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral and the formation no longer had a guitarist at that time, although Pedro played the guitar magnificently in a couple of Blues.

The play "Indio" was presented 6 times in his city and his last performance was on December 20, 1974 at the "Municipal Theater of Santa Fe", with Miguel Bertolino on voice, Eduardo Rogatti on guitar, Pedro Céliz on bass and voice, Guillermo Gervasoni on drums and Horacio Bidarra on keyboards and voice.

On March 24, 1975, Miguel died in a railway accident; This unexpected event filled them with unspeakable sadness.

In October 1976, Bidarra rearmed the group with Roberto Tschopp on guitar and voice, Alfonso Savignano on bass and Rodolfo Paravan on drums, and they prepared the work "El Principio Del Infinito", which consisted of four parts: “Looking for El Limite ”,“ La Unidad ”,“ El Camino ”and“ Hasta El Fin (De La Historia), a new conceptual work within the Progressive Rock genre. The first performance of this work was made on March 10, 1978 at the Teatro Belgrano in Rafaela.

They had two years of rehearsals, defining the arrangements and polishing the voices to present the new work in April 1978 at the Municipal Theater of Santa Fe, then also in Rafaela, San Francisco and in September at the Paraninfo of the Universidad del Litoral and in other places.

In 1979 they performed a show at the Municipal Theater of Santa Fe a new play called “El Abismo Y La Nube” that had eight parts. At the end of that year Mario Juárez joined for a few months, replacing Alfonso (absent due to trip) on bass, performing in Rafaela and at the Municipal Theater of Santa Fe.

At the beginning of the new decade and after several formations, the group made the decision to make its music known in Buenos Aires. The plans were to record an album and they get a label interested, but they suggested they make some presentations in public to make themselves known. Little by little they began to show their music in the Buenos Aires environment, managing to settle that pending account they had, playing on the stage of the B.A. Rock. The fourth edition was held in November 1982, at the Obras Sanitarias Stadium. That performance provided them with the endorsement to record, once and for all, their long-awaited album.

In mid-1983 they began to record eleven songs in Lito Vitale's studio, which they released with their own production on the Wormo label. "Buenos Días Rock" was Virgem's first and only official album, published that same year and presented live for the first time, on December 18 of that year at the Santa María Theater. When recording the album, the band was formed by: Horacio Bidarra on keyboards and backing vocals, Rodolfo Paravan on drums, Daniel Andretta on guitar, Alfonso Savignano on bass and Ruben Tucci as leader vocal.

With several problems to keep the band together, due to personal problems of its members, their last performance was in March 1985 at the Chateau Rock (Córdoba), which that year was held instead of the usual La Falda Festival, of which we participate every year since 1981.

After long years of rest, in 2013 the legendary group from Santa Fe finally announced the launch of the “Indio” Rock Opera, composed in 1972 by Horacio Bidarra and lyrics by Miguel Bertolino, the fundamental basis of their performances between 1972 and 1985.

The new work "Indio" has been achieved after a long time of work and with the participation of 16 musicians and singers who belong to different current rock bands from Santa Fe, a true Dream Team of Santa Fe musicians. The album contains two discs. There are thirty-six songs and it lasts two hours, the characters are ten, plus four choral groups that are interpreted by eleven singers. In 2013 the double digi-pack CD edition was made, with great information and two years later a DVD, with images of the wonderful concert that took place on April 25, 2014 at the Municipal Theater 1º de Mayo in his city natal, Santa Fé, Argentina.

In the year 2021, the audio of the band's presentation at the Santa Fe University Radio studios was retrieved from an old cassette, a recording that was recorded in a shot made in September 1973. In this way, the The Viajero Inmóvil Records label launches a CD edition, making it known how the group sounded with its original line-up.




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