One of many English bands coming to Italy in search of success during the beat-era, The Trip included a young RitchieBlackmore in their first
line-up, along with founder members Andersen and Gray and drummer Ian Broad, but a line-up changebrought two italians in, keyboards player
Joe Vescovi from Savona (later the leading figure in the band) and drummer PinoSinnone from Turin.
In 2010 the reunion of the 1972-73 three-piece line-up has been anounced, and Joe Vescovi, Arvid Wegg Andersen and FurioChirico played in
November at the Prog Exhibition in Rome. The project of reforming the old group went on with a concert ionJapan in 2011, but came to a
sudden stop in 2012 witrh the death of Andersen.