Melbourne vocal trio whose members had all been in other notable Australian bands.
For more on The Virgil Brothers, see their charting record Temptation 'Bout To Get Me (1968, #6 Brisbane, #13 Melbourne).
Thanks to Terry Stacey for suggestion and for fine detective work in tracking down the Italian original.
English lyrics by Hank B. Marvin of The Shadows, produced by Shadows producer Norrie Paramor.
For more on John Rowles see his #1 NZ hit M'Lady.
See also If I Only Had Time (1968, #3 UK, #2 NZ).
Single on Populart by Italian singer Gian Costello (1934-2004), born Gianfranco De Faccio in Latisana in NE Italy. He joined established band Franco and the "G.5" in the late 1950s, then followed a successful solo career during which he took part in many Italian music competitions and festivals of the 1960s.
Source: Gian Costello at it.wikipedia.com.
Leonardo sang Io Che Ho Te at the 1969 San Remo Music Festival, as did the song's originators The New Trolls.
For many years it was standard at San Remo for two singers to present a song, so this was probably released at the same time as The New Trolls version.
The New Trolls were one of the best live acts in Italy at the time, and Hendrix-inspired guitarist Nico Di Palo was one of the first Italian guitar heroes. [Italian Prog website]
Further reading: Detailed history of The New Trolls at ItalianProg.com with discography, images and links.