The band formed in 1967 in Cremona, on
the initiative of Silverio Scivoli (born in Carrara),
nicknamed Silver, who has had some experiences
live with the complex of I CORVI before their debut album;
The band's name comes from the Flashman film,
directed by Luciano Martino and Mino Loy,
released in 1966.
Obtained a contract with Decca Records, the band
debuted in 1969 with a 45, in between the beat and
pop style that is also found in the following album,
published for the Kansas Records.
With the first album, "Cercando la vita", published in 1970,
the Flashmen approach to progressive rock especially
for the use of keyboards, which typically grow more in
subsequent LPs (45 rpm instead remain on pop
sounds lighter) , and in particular in the album of 1972,
"Pensando", considered by critics to their most significant
along with the next "Flashmen" (1973).