Posts Tagged 'The Shamrocks'

Tube treasures #2: The Shamrocks

The Shamrocks where from Huddinge outside of Stockholm and was formed in 1962. They never got lucky with the Swedish charts but had more success in France. In 1966 Polydor Privilége released the album A Paris “Cadillac”. The song about the american car topped the lists in Paris. Below is the bands promotional movie, it’s a real find! Filmed by Martin Lundström, Tavernes, France. Then we have two clips from a European TV-show in 1967, does anyone have a clue where it is?


Swedish Beat & Psych has no commercial purposes or aspirations. This site is merely an expression of love and admiration for the music and its creators.

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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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