Sleepstones with their version of The Yardbirds “I Ain’t Got You”. Recorded live for the Swedish Radio show “En poppig halvtimme” (A poppish half hour) and probably broadcasted in 1966. At this time the guitarist, Janne Schaffer, was doing his military service and was replaced by Johnny Andersson from the Namelosers. You can hear Johnny’s fuzzy guitar shaking every inch at Studio 2 in the Swedish Radio house. Sleepstones was formed as early as in 1962, but the band we can hear from this live performance has no original Sleepstones member in the set-up. But still, this is the most famous band setting with Ted Åström, P-O Alm, Per Sahlberg, Hans Lundqvist and Janne Schaffer, except that he’s been replaced by Andersson for this gig. The band did five singles before they changed their name to Attractions after some problems with their manager. Before that they had been on the Swedish chart at two times and released some of the most intresting songs of the time, for example the self-composed “It’s the same old thing”.
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This is Attractions with their song “Laugh” in Lasse Hallströms TV film “Skratt” (Laugh). This was broadcasted in the television show Kram in 1968 with upcoming actors like Brasse Brännström and Magnus Härenstam. Attractions, formely known as The Sleepstones, released two singles in 1968 before they split up. Band memebers where Ted Åström, Janne Schaffer, Per Sahlberg, Dennis Wilhelmsson and Jan Ersson, Attractions had the mixture between beat and psych, and was a great hint of what was about to happen in the Swedish music scene. If you want to discover more songs with the Attractions, don’t miss the excellent instrumental “5th February 1968” from their first single on Columbia.