Here is a rare one with The Beathovens playing “Hoochie Coochie Man” live in Swedish radio. Probably recorded in 1966 with Carl-Eiwar Carlsson, at the time a well known radio profile. Beathovens came from Motala and had two of the Swedish 60s best songwriters in the band; Bengt Andersson (nowdays Toll) and Pontus Olsson. Together they wrote some really innovative stuff like “About the sun” and “Summer sun”. Songs that just as well could have been written today. Beathovens released three singles on the Triola label and was near a breakthrough when they appeared on the television show Drop-In. But in 1966 Bengt and Pontus left the band and The Beathovens saga was over. The two songwriters recorded a new single under the name B & P, with the amazing song “Blow your horn”.
This is Swedish Beat & Psych
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.
Swedish Beat & Psych
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