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The Friends: the wild ones!

Roger “Rogge” Skogsberg, Staffan “Tatti” Kimbro, Thomas “Tolvan” Skogsberg and Anders T Peedu

I’ve just finished writing an article about The Friends. In my oppinion one of the most exciting bands from Swedish 60s. Their story got it all: great music, drugs and wild antics. Read about their concerts in classic clubs like Club Nette and Kingside in Stockholm, why their first gig on national TV became a disaster, what the drugs did to the band, and much more. I have interviewed Anders T Peedu, the lead singer in the band. I must say it turned out pretty intresting. It’s originally written in Swedish and published in the culture magazine Kolet. Enjoy!

Läs artikeln Friends: Det vilda 60-talsbandet (Svenska)
Read the article Friends: The wild ones (Google-English)


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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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Adds for concerts with Fabulous Four, Friends, Shakers and We 4.
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