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The Shamrocks (Sweden) - Smoke Rings Around the Cadillac (1964-1967)

The Shamrocks (Sweden) - Smoke Rings Around the Cadillac (1964-1967)


The Shamrocks were the most succesfull Swedish beat group in Europe during the 60's. They never made it into the Swedish charts, but they were popular in Germany, France, Netherlands and Japan. It all started in 1962 when the Shamrocks were founded. 1963 was the year of beeing part in several talent competitions. The result were a few bookings and the first recording for EMI - "Jag Har Bott Vid En Landsvag/Petite Fleur". In 1964 a new lineup (still with founding members Bjorn and Ian) won a competition: they were elected "The Beatles of Stockholm" and got a recording contract with "Karussell Records". They recorded "We Gonna Make It" and "A Lonely Man", both songs written by themselves.
In 1965 they became famous with the Renegades song "Cadillac". The song failed the Swedish charts but made it all over Europe. The band went on tour in Finland, Sweden and in 44 towns in Germany. In 1966, the band toured again on the continent and played 14 days in "Star Club Hamburg". In July, the band recorded in Hamburg, in three days, their first LP - "Smokerings". A lot of TV shows and gigs in France, Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and Germany were done in 1967.
To enter the UK market, a few songs were recorded in London and published later in '67 on the LP "Shamrock A Paris". Somewhere in the summer of the same year, founding member Jan Granaht (guitar) quit the band. The remaining band members decided to go on as a trio. Germany, France and Denmark saw the new Shamrocks shows with a lot of visual effects (fireworks, smoke-screens, bengal fires etc.).
In 1968, Kent Risberg (guitar) left the band to settle in Bonn, where the band spent a lot of time between their touring on the continent. Two weeks later, Shamrocks were back on the road again in Germany and France with Jonny Wallin on guitar. Then the band return home to Sweden and after a long due rest , Bjorn and Dieter (founding members) decided to make one last "thanks and farewell" tour in Germany. During this tour, Bertil Petterson was playing guitar. The story of the Shamrocks ended at the end of the 60's when the great beat era came to an end.

The Shamrocks (Sweden) - Smoke Rings Around the Cadillac (1964-1967)

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14 - In A Bunch And More (1965-68)

14 - In A Bunch And More (1965-68)

Since 14 did quite a bit of recording in the mid- to late '60s, it's a little surprising this Swedish group hasn't gotten much more attention from the Eurobeat-collecting scene outside of their native country. This 25-track disc is a very comprehensive anthology including everything from their 1965-1968 singles and 1966 LP, as well as three 1997 recordings penned by the group's most prominent songwriter, Olle Nilsson. 14 are virtually unrepresented on reissue compilations of 1960s Swedish and Continental rock geared toward the international market, but listening to this CD, the reason is apparent. First, most such compilations, for better or worse, are oriented toward the tougher and punkier of Swedish/Eurobeat '60s sounds; 14 were far more on the light Beatles-influenced side. More contentiously, 14 weren't that great, offering fairly basic harmony pop/rock that was on the most lightweight/folkiest side of the kind of rock the likes of the Beatles, Kinks, and Hollies were popularizing in the mid-'60s. Occasionally they rocked a little harder -- songs like "Suit-Men Crowd," for instance, shows an obvious influence from Revolver material like "Taxman" and "Dr. Robert." But overall, it's a little on the bland and milquetoast side, though pleasant and accomplished. The 1997 tracks are odd ducks after the '60s material that precedes it, sounding a lot more like '70s David Bowie.
More info in archive (PDF file)

14 - In A Bunch And More (1965-68)

14 - In A Bunch And More (1965-68)

14 - In A Bunch And More (1965-68)

Claes Dieden - Da-Doo-Ron-Ron (1969 Sweden)

Claes Dieden - Da-Doo-Ron-Ron (1969 Sweden)


Claes Dieden , born May 4, 1942 , is a Swedish singer , songwriter and radiowoman. Dieden was 1965 to 1967 member of "Science Poption", before solo-making. He was on top ten with the song "Da Doo Ron Ron" 1969 and on the Swedish top with Hit, I probably will not get more in 1970. In the early 1970s, however, he left the musician track and instead focused on the career of radio actor he started in 1964 on Sweden's Radio . Here he was one of the first to launch a less formal way of unzipping programs and music, inspired by American disc jockey . During the 1990s, Dieden was the speaker of NRJ radio station where he was heard for many years. 


Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 3 (2016 Sweden)

Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 3 (2016 Sweden)

Hans Edler (born in Björkhagen, Stockholm, Sweden on March 23, 1945) is a Swedish pop musician, record company manager and concert promoter. Edler came from a musical family. His mother was a music teacher and his grandfather was a folk musician from Jämtland. In the 1960s, he became a teen idol, when he played in the two bands Ghostriders, a pop band influenced by The Shadows, and We 4. In 1969, he signed for a three-year project Elektroakustisk Musik i Sverige (EMS) in Stockholm led by Knut Wiggen and Gunnel Lundholm. At the same time, he studied mathematics and become a music studio assistant, giving him many opportunities for experimenting with the various technologies available. His initial studio work appeared on his 1971 album Elektron Kukéso which he released on his own record label, Marilla. The music was created entirely with computers and other electronic equipment at EMS as a mixture of pop, psychedelics and electro-acoustic experiments. On top, Edler added his dark, often mournful songs. Finding critical acclaim and longevity, it has achieved cult status with fans. He has continued his musical career ever since, also managing other artists through his studio. In 2004, he released also Elektron Kukéso on the Boy Wonder Records label. In the 1980s, he had also released a series of disco hit covers entitled Jukebox Graffiti. In 2009, he released albums "Remember the Sixties", carving out a niche as a revivalist from the 1960s.

tracklist:

01 - Let's Think About Living
02 - Wonderful Land
03 - Pretty Woman
04 - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
05 - Do You Wanna Dance
06 - Pilpeline
07 - Corrine Corinna
08 - Black Fender
09 - I Saw Linda Yesterday
10 - Venus In Blue Jeans
11 - Our Favourite Melodies
12 - Suspicion
13 - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
14 - It'll Be Me
15 - Ghost Riders In The Sky
16 - Ginny Come Lately
17 - Lucky Lips
18 - Remember
19 - Da Doo Ron Ron


Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 2 (2015 Sweden)

Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 2 (2015 Sweden)

Hans Edler (born in Björkhagen, Stockholm, Sweden on March 23, 1945) is a Swedish pop musician, record company manager and concert promoter. Edler came from a musical family. His mother was a music teacher and his grandfather was a folk musician from Jämtland. In the 1960s, he became a teen idol, when he played in the two bands Ghostriders, a pop band influenced by The Shadows, and We 4. In 1969, he signed for a three-year project Elektroakustisk Musik i Sverige (EMS) in Stockholm led by Knut Wiggen and Gunnel Lundholm. At the same time, he studied mathematics and become a music studio assistant, giving him many opportunities for experimenting with the various technologies available. His initial studio work appeared on his 1971 album Elektron Kukéso which he released on his own record label, Marilla. The music was created entirely with computers and other electronic equipment at EMS as a mixture of pop, psychedelics and electro-acoustic experiments. On top, Edler added his dark, often mournful songs. Finding critical acclaim and longevity, it has achieved cult status with fans. He has continued his musical career ever since, also managing other artists through his studio. In 2004, he released also Elektron Kukéso on the Boy Wonder Records label. In the 1980s, he had also released a series of disco hit covers entitled Jukebox Graffiti. In 2009, he released albums "Remember the Sixties", carving out a niche as a revivalist from the 1960s.

tracklist:

01 - Summer Holiday
02 - Dream Lover
03 - Hit And Miss
04 - A Tennager In Love
05 - Little Sister
06 - When My Little Girl Is Smiling
07 - Don't Throw Your Love Away
08 - Sheila
09 - Only Sixteen
10 - FBI
11 - Rhythm Of The Rain
12 - Shakin' All Over
13 - Travelin' Man
14 - Atlantis
15 - I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door
16 - Tower Of Strength
17 - Save The Last Dance For Me
18 - Dream Baby
19 - From Me To You
20 - Do You Wanna Dance


Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 1 (2009 Sweden)

Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 1 (2009 Sweden)

Hans Edler (born in Björkhagen, Stockholm, Sweden on March 23, 1945) is a Swedish pop musician, record company manager and concert promoter. Edler came from a musical family. His mother was a music teacher and his grandfather was a folk musician from Jämtland. In the 1960s, he became a teen idol, when he played in the two bands Ghostriders, a pop band influenced by The Shadows, and We 4. In 1969, he signed for a three-year project Elektroakustisk Musik i Sverige (EMS) in Stockholm led by Knut Wiggen and Gunnel Lundholm. At the same time, he studied mathematics and become a music studio assistant, giving him many opportunities for experimenting with the various technologies available. His initial studio work appeared on his 1971 album Elektron Kukéso which he released on his own record label, Marilla. The music was created entirely with computers and other electronic equipment at EMS as a mixture of pop, psychedelics and electro-acoustic experiments. On top, Edler added his dark, often mournful songs. Finding critical acclaim and longevity, it has achieved cult status with fans. He has continued his musical career ever since, also managing other artists through his studio. In 2004, he released also Elektron Kukéso on the Boy Wonder Records label. In the 1980s, he had also released a series of disco hit covers entitled Jukebox Graffiti. In 2009, he released albums "Remember the Sixties", carving out a niche as a revivalist from the 1960s.

tracklist:

01 - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
02 - Johnny Remember Me
03 - Runaway
04 - I Remember You
05 - Walk On By
06 - Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
07 - Ghost Riders In The Sky
08 - The Young Ones
09 - Mona Lisa
10 - Sealed With A Kiss
11 - Just Like Eddie
12 - Poetry In Motion
13 - Sway
14 - Apache
15 - If I Had A Hammer
16 - You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful And You're Mine
17 - Remember
18 - Take Good Care Of My Baby
19 - Dreamin'
20 - Let's Dance


Jerry Williams - Leader Of The Pack (1970 Sweden)

Jerry Williams - Leader Of The Pack (1970 Sweden)

Jerry Williams - Leader Of The Pack (1970 Sweden)

Sven Erik Fernstrom (15 April 1942 – 25 March 2018), better known by the stage name Jerry Williams, was a Swedish singer and actor. He began his career as the lead singer of The Violents, before launching a solo career. In 1962, Williams joined The Violents, a Swedish band that was formed in 1959 and primarily influenced by the English guitar group The Shadows. The band had a number of line-up changes. But when Williams joined in 1962, he became the frontman and the lead singer of the band. The single "Darling Nelly Grey" in 1962 was credited to Williams and the Violents and became a major hit. When Little Richard performed at the Star-Club in Hamburg in 1962, both Williams along with The Violents and The Beatles were opening acts. When The Beatles toured Sweden in 1963, Williams and The Violents were the opening act. The Violents folded in 1966. Williams' music style was soul-influenced by the end of the 1960s, which led to the song "Keep On" which became a hit in Sweden in 1969. He returned to the rock and roll-based music in the early 1970s and performed with the band Roadwork until the early 1980s. Also during the 1970s he toured with the band The Telstars.


Jerry Williams - Dr. Williams & Mr. Dynamite (1969 Sweden)

Jerry Williams - Dr. Williams & Mr. Dynamite (1969 Sweden)

Jerry Williams - Dr. Williams & Mr. Dynamite (1969 Sweden)

Sven Erik Fernstrom (15 April 1942 – 25 March 2018), better known by the stage name Jerry Williams, was a Swedish singer and actor. He began his career as the lead singer of The Violents, before launching a solo career. In 1962, Williams joined The Violents, a Swedish band that was formed in 1959 and primarily influenced by the English guitar group The Shadows. The band had a number of line-up changes. But when Williams joined in 1962, he became the frontman and the lead singer of the band. The single "Darling Nelly Grey" in 1962 was credited to Williams and the Violents and became a major hit. When Little Richard performed at the Star-Club in Hamburg in 1962, both Williams along with The Violents and The Beatles were opening acts. When The Beatles toured Sweden in 1963, Williams and The Violents were the opening act. The Violents folded in 1966. Williams' music style was soul-influenced by the end of the 1960s, which led to the song "Keep On" which became a hit in Sweden in 1969. He returned to the rock and roll-based music in the early 1970s and performed with the band Roadwork until the early 1980s. Also during the 1970s he toured with the band The Telstars.


Jerry Williams - Power Of Soul (1968 Sweden)

Jerry Williams - Power Of Soul (1968 Sweden)

Jerry Williams - Power Of Soul (1968 Sweden)

Sven Erik Fernstrom (15 April 1942 – 25 March 2018), better known by the stage name Jerry Williams, was a Swedish singer and actor. He began his career as the lead singer of The Violents, before launching a solo career. In 1962, Williams joined The Violents, a Swedish band that was formed in 1959 and primarily influenced by the English guitar group The Shadows. The band had a number of line-up changes. But when Williams joined in 1962, he became the frontman and the lead singer of the band. The single "Darling Nelly Grey" in 1962 was credited to Williams and the Violents and became a major hit. When Little Richard performed at the Star-Club in Hamburg in 1962, both Williams along with The Violents and The Beatles were opening acts. When The Beatles toured Sweden in 1963, Williams and The Violents were the opening act. The Violents folded in 1966. Williams' music style was soul-influenced by the end of the 1960s, which led to the song "Keep On" which became a hit in Sweden in 1969. He returned to the rock and roll-based music in the early 1970s and performed with the band Roadwork until the early 1980s. Also during the 1970s he toured with the band The Telstars.


Jerry Williams - Action (1966 Sweden)

Jerry Williams - Action (1966 Sweden)

Jerry Williams - Action (1966 Sweden)

Sven Erik Fernstrom (15 April 1942 – 25 March 2018), better known by the stage name Jerry Williams, was a Swedish singer and actor. He began his career as the lead singer of The Violents, before launching a solo career. In 1962, Williams joined The Violents, a Swedish band that was formed in 1959 and primarily influenced by the English guitar group The Shadows. The band had a number of line-up changes. But when Williams joined in 1962, he became the frontman and the lead singer of the band. The single "Darling Nelly Grey" in 1962 was credited to Williams and the Violents and became a major hit. When Little Richard performed at the Star-Club in Hamburg in 1962, both Williams along with The Violents and The Beatles were opening acts. When The Beatles toured Sweden in 1963, Williams and The Violents were the opening act. The Violents folded in 1966. Williams' music style was soul-influenced by the end of the 1960s, which led to the song "Keep On" which became a hit in Sweden in 1969. He returned to the rock and roll-based music in the early 1970s and performed with the band Roadwork until the early 1980s. Also during the 1970s he toured with the band The Telstars.


The Shamrocks (Sweden) - Smoke Rings Around the Cadillac (1964-1967)14 - In A Bunch And More (1965-68)Claes Dieden - Da-Doo-Ron-Ron (1969 Sweden)Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 3 (2016 Sweden)Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 2 (2015 Sweden)Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 1 (2009 Sweden)Jerry Williams - Leader Of The Pack (1970 Sweden)Jerry Williams - Dr. Williams & Mr. Dynamite (1969 Sweden)Jerry Williams - Power Of Soul (1968 Sweden)Jerry Williams - Action (1966 Sweden)

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