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The Jackpots - Tic-Tac-Toe (1969 Sweden)

The Jackpots - Tic-Tac-Toe (1969 Sweden)

The Jackpots - Tic-Tac-Toe (1969 Sweden)

The Jackpots
Formed: 1963, Göteborg, Sweden. Disbanded: 1980. 
Also Known As: The Flintstones, Jack Pott & the Jackpots.
Members: Peter Winsnes (vocals), Roland Mattsson (guitar), Lars-Erik Göransson (guitar), Ulf Agervi (bass), Morgan Agervi (drums), Hans Sylwan (vocals), Conny Hagberg (bass, drums, vocals), Kristina Persson (vocals), Per Sjösten (piano), Thomas Johansson (drums), Bo Linnell (bass), Svenke Egnell (piano), Lasse Berntsson (vocals), Lasse Larsson (organ, piano, vocals), Kjell Arefjäll (drums)
Related Artists: The Apaches, Curt Borkmann & The Quartones, The Strangers, The Streaplers.

The Hounds - Spotlight

The Hounds - Spotlight

Henrik Salander, Jan Ahlén, Jan Bråthe, Janne Önnerud, Lasse Wallander


The Hounds -- also sometimes referred to as "the Hound" -- were a Swedish rock band of the mid-'60s, organized in 1965 by 19-year-old guitarist and singer Henrik Salander and his friend, singer Jan Ahlen. The group -- whose other members included Lars Wallander (guitar), Jan Brathe (bass/vocals), and Janne Onnerud (drums) -- had a decided orientation toward pop/rock, with an emphasis on harmony vocals and mainstream fare. Their first major hit was a sung version of "Exodus" in 1966, which reached number three in Sweden; they charted the following year with a cover of Brian Hyland's hit "Sealed with a Kiss" at number two, and hit the number one spot the same year with their version of the Tokens' hit "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." They later hit number six with their version of the Chad & Jeremy hit "A Summer Song," and closed out 1967 with a number four placement on "I'll Take You Where the Music's Playing." Their only chart record of 1968 was a number four hit for "The Gipsy Cried." But they also covered topical material such as Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'," and seemed to have had more strings to their bow than the soft pop of their singles. Additionally, they did record some excellent originals, mostly written or co-written by Salander. And they even brushed up against the pop side of freakbeat with a crunchy, guitar and brass-driven rendition of "Hi-Ho Silver Lining" that could have easily charted anywhere in the world.
Based on the recorded evidence, The Hounds were at least as solid a group as, say, the Hep Stars or the Hootenanny Singers. With their emphasis on covers, they were roughly Sweden's equivalent to the Marmalade or the Tremeloes. But they never pursued music as long as any of those other groups -- as it turned out, The Hounds' key creative member had other, bigger fish to fry. The quintet broke up in 1968 when Henrik Salander decided to pursue higher education full-time, a move that may have cost music some pleasant pop sounds, but otherwise seems to have benefited not only Sweden but the entire world. In the decades since, Salander has pursued a long career in international affairs as a respected diplomat, and among his other activities, he has headed the Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Office in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was the Secretary-General of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission. His interest in music didn't desert him, however -- he once delivered a report on nuclear proliferation to the United Nations sung to the Beatles tune "Yesterday." As for The Hounds, they reportedly have reunited on occasion for one-off performances.

The Hounds - Spotlight

The Hounds - Spotlight


01 Sealed With A Kiss
02 I Like The Rhythm
03 The Times They Are Changin'
04 Lasse Feels Good
05 Exodus
06 Sunday On The Beach
07 Please Hear My Symphony
08 I Can't Grow Peaches On A Cherry Tree
09 The Gipsy Cried
10 If Time Stood Still
11 Old Man In New York
12 A Day In The Life Of A Fool
13 What's He Got That I Ain't Got
14 The Lion Sleeps Tonight
15 Devoted To You
16 A Taste Of Honey
17 My World Feel Down
18 I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing
19 A Summer Song
20 Feelin' Groovy
21 The Office Girl
22 Never Try To Catch The Sun
23 Hi-Ho Silver Lining
24 Portrait Of My Love



WANTED :
The Hounds ‎– From The Hounds With Love

The Hounds - Spotlight


The Violents - Complete

The Violents - Complete


Violents was a mainly instrumental guitar pop group formed in Stockholm, 1959. Their first record was an instrumental version of a traditional song, "Alpens Ros", that gave them a hit in 1961 on the Swedish charts. The first recorded songs were recommendations by their record company but they soon started to write their own songs more in line with their own musical taste. Violents started after a while to search for a lead singer to get more variations on their concerts, which could last for hours. They found in 1961 a talented young rock singer named Jerry Williams with a good reputation as a live act and who agreed to be member of the group. In that way started a cooperation who lasted to the split year of the group Violents, 1966. The first recording with Jerry Williams was "Liebestwist" in 1962. In the start, Violents were the main attraction but soon the spotlight was mainly on Jerry and the band became a backing group with a record career separate from Jerry's own solo career. The last lp album with Violents behind Jerry Williams was Action (1966). Among the group's highlights in their international career was to play at the Star Club in Hamburg 1962 with The Beatles and Little Richard. The Beatles were just second band to Violents at that time and it is rumoured that George Harrison was test playing for a membership in Violents because he was tired of The Beatles, but that the Violents didn't want him.

Members :
Hasse Rosén (guitars, 1959-63), Roffe Hammarström (guitars, 1959-62), Lennart Carlsmyr (bass, 1959-62), Johnny Landenfeldt (drums, 1961-66), Tord Jonsby (drums, 1959-61), Tonny Lindberg (guitar, 1962-65), Jan-Olof Darlington (bass, 1962-63), Rune Wallebom (keyboards, 1963-65), Billy Gustafsson (bass, 1963-66), Staffan Berggren (1965-66), Johnny Lundin (1965-66), Jerry Williams (vocals, 1961-66)


The Violents - Complete

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Pass.: D&J

We 4 - In Action (1966)

We 4 -  In Action (1966)




From Stockholm

Singles:
1965 Remember / Jane (Polydor, NH59706)
1966 You´re The One For Me / I Couldn’t Wait (Wrong title on track B “I Couldn’t Stay”, Nashville, NS847)
1966 You´re The One For Me / I Couldn’t Wait (Nashville, NS847)
1966 Oh Marie / Hey Girl (Nashville, NS850)

LP’s
1966 In Action (Nashville, NSLPS30-105)

Members:
Bengt Lindqvist – Guitar (Born) Christer Hedin – Guitar (Born) Hans Edler – Vocals, Guitar (Born Mars 23, 1945) Jan Högberg – Bass (Born) Olle Landsell – Drums (Born)

Television and film appearances:
Drop-In, SVT1, 1966? (TV)

We 4 -  In Action (1966)

01 - Nashville Oh Marie
02 - I Should Be Happy
03 - Don't Go Away
04 - There's A Girl In Town
05 - The House Of The Rising Sun
06 - Hey Pretty Girl
07 - You're The One For Me
08 - My Baby's Walkin' Around
09 - In The Rain
10 - Boards And Cars
11 - Hey Girl
12 - I Couldn't Wait
Anita Lindblom - Love In The Shadows - 12 Fine Selections By Neil Sedaka (1978 Sweden)The Hep Stars - We And Our Cadillac (1964 1996 Sweden)The Jackpots - Tic-Tac-Toe (1969 Sweden)The Shanes - The Shanegang (1965 Sweden)The Hounds - SpotlightVA - Swedish Graffiti 2 (1962-1968) (2CD 1990)VA - Swedish Graffiti 1 (1962-1968) (2CD 1990)The Violents - CompleteWe 4 -  In Action (1966)Bjorn and Benny (ABBA) - Lycka ( 1970 )

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