Jackie Fountains the gem of the periphery

This is Jackie Fountains with “Listen Girl” from 1966. Written by their singer Bob Yell who travelled through Europe from Yugoslavia and ended up in Gnesta, Sweden. Jackie Fountains first release was a reel-to-reel tape on Euphonic 1965. In 1966 they recorded two singles for Dollar Records.  The song “Listen Girl” wasn’t released until 1969 on the comedian M. Swingberg’s LP “Spex + Pengar”. A song that contains all the influences that Bob had built up through countless club visits in Europe. Jackie Fountains played mostely folkpark gigs in Södermanland and at clubs in Stockholm, such as legendary Club Nette. Unfortunately the band is a forgotten gem from the peripherals of Swedish beat music. In 2004 the Swizz record company Feathered Apple Records gathered up Jackie Fountains complete works on a LP (FA-6505). A cultural achievement of great proportions!
Read the whole story about Jackie Fountains here.


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Discover the music that hit the people of Sweden in the 1960s. It was coming from the ground, just like the name of the Lee Kings’ song, and it could be raw, explosive and damn good. Other times naive, childish and inferior copies of the British beat. It seems that every kid in the 1960′s was standing and beating on the guitar in a garage. Pretending to be Beatles or Stones, with a few exceptions that found their inspiration elsewhere. The lucky ones made a record deal and got out on the road to perform in clubs and stages all over this elongated country. So came the Summer of love and the music turned wilder, beat became psychedelic. This site tries to cover some of the beat and psych era in Sweden between 1964 – 1972. Writing and collecting what is possible. Almost like the beat fans did in scrapbooks full of admiraton, love and affection. Do you have something to contribute? Don’t hesitate to contact me.
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