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record released in Sweden during 1957-1969, with either a single, EP or LP manufactured domestically for the Swedish market.

RATED COLLECTOR´S GUIDE original vinyl releases are shown here for the first time and in full colour! Also depicted are the numerous colour versions in excisthe often so beautifully made 45 rpm picture sleeves.

inyl records (with variations) have been designated a valuation grade between 1 – 10 (stars) in order to guide the reader as to how in-demand a certain vinyl is on the collector´s market today.

Leif Aulin & Pontus von Tell

TUNITY TO CHALLENGE YOUR KNOWLEDGE LIMEYS AMONG THE SWEDES... ed Swedish music journalist Pontus von Tell has provided xxx compressed biographies of all those UK acts that were so important, A surging wave of British rock and pop acts washed imes unknown, in Sweden during those seminal years in pop music history.

s. Fully illustrated in colour.

IN SWEDEN!

The Original Vinyls 1957 – 1969

all across Sweden as the Beatles led the frontline of the powerful British beat boom in Scandinavia during the early to mid sixties and onwards. This book compiles in a most comprehensive way all 395 UK groups and artists having a record released in Sweden during 1957-1969, with either a single, EP or LP manufactured domestically for the Swedish market.

395 U.K. acts with newly researched bios Illustrated discographies with valuation guide

ILLUSTRATED COLLECTOR´S GUIDE

Over 2.000 original vinyl releases are shown here for the first time and in full colour! Also depicted are the numerous colour versions in excistence of the often so beautifully made 45 rpm picture sleeves. All the vinyl records (with variations) have been designated a valuation grade between 1 – 10 stars in order to guide you as to how rare and in-demand a certain vinyl is on the collector´s market today.

IN SWEDEN!

Renowned Swedish music journalist Pontus von Tell has provided 395 compressed biographies of all those UK acts that were so important, or sometimes unknown, in Sweden during those seminal years in pop music history. Fabulous reading!

The Original Vinyls 1957 – 1969

CHALLENGE YOUR MUSIC KNOWLEDGE

by Leif Aulin &

Pontus von Tell 320 pages. Fully illustrated in colour.


Thank you Norway, for all the “Swedish” records...

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IN SWEDEN!

The Original Vinyls 1957 – 1969

LEIF AULIN

&

discographies

PONTUS VON TELL biographies

S T O C K H O L M 3

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FRONT COVER The Kinks in Vasastan, Stockholm in 1965. The band is on its way towards the Royal Park of Haga, where the legendary EP sleeve sessions will soon be shot (nearby the famous Koppartälten) by photographer Sven-Eric Delér. Three Kinks singles and four EP covers became the result of this sunny afternoon excursion in Stockholm. Photo by Sven-Eric Delér © Premium Rockshot.

ABOUT LEIF AULIN & PONTUS VON TELL Leif Aulin, born 1947 in Stockholm, is responsible for the discographies in this book. Leif bought his very first vinyl single in 1963, “Sweets For My Sweet” by the Searchers. Since the early 70’s, he’s been a serious collector of anything on the Pye or Piccadilly labels issued between 1963 – 1968. Another all-time favourite group, beside the Searchers, is the Downliners Sect. Having recently retired from his life-long employment for the Swedish Royal Post Office, he can now fully devote himself to the wondrous life of hunting vinyls all day long. Leif has previously been involved in several books (all on Premium Publishing), where he’s been responsible for the discograhical sections: books like “Stora Schlagerboken – De svenska sångerskorna 1954 – 1969 – Volym 1 & 2” (2005); “De legendariska åren – Metronome Records” (2007); “Stora Rock ’N’ Roll-boken – Sveriges Rockkungar 1955 – 1963 (2007); “The EP Book – Swedish Rock & Pop Pressings 1954 – 1969 (2nd ed.)” (2009). Pontus von Tell, born 1953 in Avesta, is responsible for the artist bios in this book. Pontus bought his very first pop vinyl in 1967, the Swedish-only 45 of Paul Jones’ “Privilege”. As an avid record collector since the early 70’s, he has come to focus on the UK 60’s music scene that he favours over most other music genres. During the 70’s Pontus spent several years in London, resulting in the publication of legendary music fanzine Rock & Beat Tranquillizer. He has since written articles for magazines like Sounds and Format (UK), Gorilla Beat and Taxim (Germany), Larm, Now & Then, Impact and Skivsamlarguiden (Sweden), as well as contributing to a number of books. Among his personal favourites are Jimmy Page and Ritchie Blackmore, and of course… the Bonzos! Pontus currently lives in southern Stockholm and works as a security officer.

PREMIUM PUBLISHING P.O. Box 30 184 SE-104 25 Stockholm, Sweden Visiting adress: Parmmätargatan 11 Phone: +46 8 545 689 20 E-mail: info@premiumpublishing.com www.premiumpublishing.com BRITISH BEAT IN SWEDEN – The Original Vinyls 1957–1969 by Leif Aulin & Pontus von Tell ISBN: 978-91-89136-60-1 Project manager & editor: Roger Holegård Discographies: Leif Aulin Biographies: Pontus von Tell Art director & layout: Tony Lindblom Cover layout: Göran Lindsjöö Scanning & image repro: Roger Holegård Norwegian lifeline: Sigbjørn Stabursvik Project interference: Arthur P. Mole Publisher & production: Wilhelm Wendt Printed in EU by: Bulls Graphics, Sweden Paper: MultiArt silk 130 gram First edition: © MMXVIII Premium Publishing – a part of Internal AB All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any other form or by any means, electronic, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the copyright holder. 4

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PREFACE SWEDISH SINGLES – A TRUE SMÖRGÅSBORD

There’s seemingly no end to what has been released on single in Sweden with an eye-popping picture sleeve, whether chart-toppers or alternate versions of Downliners Sect songs, obscure Pink Floyd releases with sleeve variations or an elusive Johnny Kidd and The Pirates title, be it The Deejays’ Blackeyed Woman or that Bill Wyman-produced psychedelic band The End. Not to mention the entire catalogue of The Hollies or Kinks or practically any other Sixties’ beat band. It’s a hefty stew you’re about to dig into. Europe’s first 45-vinyls Sweden was the first European country to market vinyl 45’s, with singles and EP’s on the Capitol label. The records were imported from West Germany in 1952, but not until the following year were they actually introduced to the German market. 1953 also marks the start of seven-inch records in Great Britain. By then the format already had a foothold in the Swedish market, although the real success factor turned out be EP’s, rather than singles.

EP sales immediately soared in Sweden. Partially this was due to favourable pricing of EP’s compared to singles. Also, Sweden was more prosperous than most European countries during the 1950’s with more consumer money. And finally, jazz hit hard in Sweden, and was soon closely associated with the EP format. By the late 1950’s, EP’s accounted for a whopping 85% of the Swedish record market. Nordic cooperation In the neighbouring countries, Norway, Denmark and Finland, the situation was quite different. Strained post-war economies led to import restrictions in all three countries. Record companies needed official currency licenses for imports, and were faced with limited quotas. The solution was simple: rather than importing records, currency licenses were instead used mostly to bring in raw materials like shellac, vinyl and matrices (stampers), so records could be manufactured domestically.

Shellac records were phased out at roughly the same time in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. By late 1957 EMI switched to vinyl for international artists in the three countries, and the releases were coordinated. All records on the Capitol label were Danish pressings, while releases on His Master’s Voice, M-G-M, (European) Columbia, Odeon and Parlophone had all been manufactured in Norway. This was a clever way of avoiding Danish and Norwegian import restrictions, as the three companies could now exchange records, without actual money leaving Norway or Denmark. In fall 1958 the system was refined when Norwegian EMI-licensee Iversen & Frogh came up with the idea of colour-coding each label. From November 1958 to April 1961 singles manufactured by Iversen & Frogh for the Scandinavian market arrived as “Colour-Hits,” with Columbia releases on yellow vinyl, M-G-M on green, HMV on red and Odeon/Parlophone on blue vinyl.

Import restrictions were lifted in Finland in fall 1957, Norway in summer 1959, and in Denmark by spring 1960. Singles vs. EP’s Until the early 1960’s, and to some degree also later, Swedish record companies often imported singles rather than have them manufactured domestically. There were at least two good reasons for this. One, there was generally less risk involved with importing a suitable number of copies than starting a full production, unless the title was a sure-fire seller. And two, singles were likely to cannibalize returns on the more lucrative EP’s.

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A SMÖRGÅSBORD OF SOME OF THE MOST VALUABLE RECORDS IN THE BOOK Here we show some of the most wanted and most valuable records in this book. All values (unless something else noted) shown are for Mint (M) or Mint minus (M-) condition. Mint means the record should look and sound like it’s unplayed. Whenever there are scuffs, marks or writing on sleeve or labels, the value drops dramatically. The first value mentioned below, is not an abolute valuation of course, but rather a level that our valuation team can find some kind of a concesus around. An approximate current value. As a reference, the second value mentioned is the peak price on internet auction sites, as assembled by Popsike.com. So we call it the all time high (“ATH”). All prices are in Euro. Please note that in some cases, a record could have been traded at an even higher value on Discogs.com, however we´ve decided to omit those transactions below. SINGLE The Beatles: “Please Please Me / Ask Me Why” (Parlophone R 4983). 1963.

SINGLE The Beatles: “Paperback Writer / Rain” (Parlophone R 5452). 1966. Same coupling and number as UK release. B-side shown here. Soon replaced by Swedish coupling SD 5937 having “Love Me Do” as b-side and a label change to Odeon.

Purple sleeve. Never officially released. Most likely a misprint that was rescued by someone at the printing house. 45cat.com shows an additional, non-circulated misprint of the standard green version where the picture is missing. Actual record inside identical with the standard sleeve version of this release.

Value: approx. € 2 500. Popsike ATH: no transaction yet registered.

Value: approx. € 1 700. Popsike ATH: no transaction yet registered.

EP The Kinks: “Tired Of Waiting For You” (Pye NEP 5039). 1966.

Sleeve variation where Pete Quaife is being held upside down by Mick Avory. This EP with identical track coupling, EP-title and cat. no. had already been released in early 1965 with the “cannon” sleeve. This stunning sleeve may have been a last (failure-like) effort to get some extra milage out of “Tired Of Waiting...”. Or was this just a mistake by the art department? The sleeve was immediatley withdrawn (if it ever slipped onto the market). Discs inside both sleeve variations are identical.

SINGLE The Yardbirds: “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl / I Ain’t Got You” (Columbia DB 7391). 1965. The first 45-release with an iconic group and an iconic song. Sweden was the only country worldwide to issue this with a picture sleeve. Very rare in any condition, not to mention in Mint (M). Value: approx. € 500. Popsike ATH: € 551 (sleeve VG /record M).

Value: approx. € 2 000. Popsike ATH: € 2 860 (sleeve VG /record M).

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SINGLE The Beatles: “The Long And Winding Road / For You Blue” (Apple 4E 006-04514). 1970.

SINGLE The Beatles: “I Feel Fine / She’s A Woman” (Parlophone R 5200). 1964. Never officially released, however most likely sent out as a promo before being withdrawn. Both disc and sleeve made in Sweden. The withdrawal probably due to the use of unauthorised photos. Instead EMI imported equivalent release from Germany (with alternate b/w photos). As a 1970 release, its inclusion in this book is the exception to the rule... Unconfirmed reports say EMI Sweden pressed 5000 copies of the actual vinyl, virtully all shipped to Norway.

Blue sleeve. Actual record inside identical for all three colour variations (there is also a red and orange version). Value: approx. € 900. Popsike ATH: no transaction yet registered.

Value: approx. € 800. Popsike ATH: € 1 240.

EP The Beatles / The Fourmost: “The Liverpool Sound” (Odeon GEOS 210). 1964.

EP The Beatles / The Fourmost: “The Liverpool Sound” (Odeon GEOS 210). 1964. Colour variation with the blue sleeve. Actual record inside identical for all three colour variations (there is also a red and yellow version).

Colour variation with the red sleeve. Actual record inside identical for all three colour variations (there is also a blue and yellow version).

Value: approx. € 400. Popsike ATH: € 332.

Value: approx. € 600. Popsike ATH: € 593.

EP The Beatles: “Penny Lane” (Parlophone GEOS 265). 1967.

EP The Beatles / Chubby Checker: (Jukebox JSEP 5531). 1964. Iconic group, iconic songs and a stunning colour sleeve. This Swedish printed Parlophone cover was also (oddly enough) used in Denmark for the equivalent Danish EP pressing on the Odeon label there. Still it is very rare and much in demand by Beatles collectors worldwide.

Salmon pink sleeve. Actual record inside identical with the other colour variations of this release. Value: approx. € 350. Popsike ATH: no transaction yet registered.

Value: approx. € 400. Popsike ATH: € 774.

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ANIMALS, THE

The Animals

Columbia DB 7247

SE SE

1964

Columbia DB 7301 (1)

SE SE

1964

Columbia DB 7301 (2)

SE SE

1964

Columbia DB 7301 (3)

SE SE

1964

Columbia DB 7301 (4)

SE SE

1964

Columbia DB 7301 (5)

SE SE

1964

Columbia DB 7301 (6)

SE SE

1964

Columbia DB 7301 (7)

SE SE

1964

Sometimes success comes easy. In January 1964 the Animals went down from Newcastle to live in London and 3 months later they had a hit (#21) with their debut 45, “Baby Let Me Take You Home”. But in reality they were hardened professionals by then since Eric Burdon and John Steel were already playing in a Newcastle jazz group called the Pagan Five in 1957 – only Burdon played trombone and Steel blew trumpet. A year later they’d become a blues group, the Kansas City Five, with Burdon as singer, Steel on drums and a new recruit on piano, Alan Price. In ’61 Price left to join a local group, the Kontours, which had Bryan “Chas” Chandler on bass. Eventually the KC5 split up, and Steel and Burdon ended up in the Kontours, too. With the addition of guitarist Hilton Valentine from another local group, the Wildcats, they became the Alan Price Rhythm & Blues Combo in ’63. One name change later and a move to London and they were stars. But success has many faces as they were to find out. Scoring a number of hits and touring all over the world to packed houses doesn’t automatically make you rich if you’ve signed a bad contract. Therein lay the problem that caused the group to split up in ’66. SINGLE 1964 ■ Baby Let Me Take You Home / Columbia Gonna Send You Back To Walker 1964 ■ The House Of The Rising Sun / Talkin’ ‘Bout You (1) Columbia 1964 ■ The House Of The Rising Sun / Talkin’ ‘Bout You (2) Columbia 1964 ■ The House Of The Rising Sun / Talkin’ ‘Bout You (3) Columbia 1964 ■ The House Of The Rising Sun / Talkin’ ‘Bout You (4) Columbia 1964 ■ The House Of The Rising Sun / Talkin’ ‘Bout You (5) Columbia 1964 ■ The House Of The Rising Sun / Talkin’ ‘Bout You (6) Columbia 1964 ■ The House Of The Rising Sun / Talkin’ ‘Bout You (7) Columbia 1964 ■ I’m Crying / Take It Easy (1) Columbia 1964 ■ I’m Crying / Take It Easy (2) Columbia 1965 ■ Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood / Club-A-Gogo (1) Columbia 1965 ■ Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood / Club-A-Gogo (2) Columbia 1965 ■ Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood / Club-A-Gogo (3) Columbia 1965 ■ Bring It On Home To Me / For Miss Caulker (1) Columbia 1965 ■ Bring It On Home To Me / For Miss Caulker (2) Columbia 1965 ■ Bring It On Home To Me / For Miss Caulker (3) Columbia 1965 ■ We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place / I Can’t Believe It (1) Columbia 1965 ■ We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place / I Can’t Believe It (2) Columbia 1965 ■ It’s My Life / I’m Going To Change The World (1) Columbia 1965 ■ It’s My Life / I’m Going To Change The World (2) Columbia 1966 ■ I Ain’t Got You / Dimples Columbia 1966 ■ Roadrunner / I Believe To My Soul Columbia 1966 ■ Inside-Looking Out / Outcast Decca 1966 ■ Don’t Bring Me Down / Cheating Decca 1966 ■ See See Rider / Help Me Girl Decca EP 1964 ■ I’m Crying / Baby Let Me Take You Home / Take It Easy / I’m Gonna Send You Back To Walker 1967 ■ EMI HITS The House Of The Rising Sun / Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood / We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place / Around And Around

Columbia DB 7354 (1)

Columbia DB 7445 (1)

SE SE

SE SE

1964

1965

Columbia DB 7354 (2)

Columbia DB 7445 (2)

SE SE

SE SE

1964

DB 7247

8 ★★★★★★★★

DB 7301 DB 7301 DB 7301 DB 7301 DB 7301 DB 7301 DB 7301 DB 7354 DB 7354 DB 7445 DB 7445 DB 7445 DB 7539 DB 7539 DB 7539 DB 7639 DB 7639 DB 7741 DB 7741 DS 2293 DS 2316 F 12332 F 12407 F 12502

6 ★★★★★★ 5 ★★★★★ 4 ★★★★ 4 ★★★★ 5 ★★★★★ 5 ★★★★★ 5 ★★★★★ 5 ★★★★★ 5 ★★★★★ 5 ★★★★★ 4 ★★★★ 4 ★★★★ 5 ★★★★★ 4 ★★★★ 4 ★★★★ 5 ★★★★★ 5 ★★★★★ 4 ★★★★ 4 ★★★★ 5 ★★★★★ 5 ★★★★★ 5 ★★★★★ 6 ★★★★★★ 6 ★★★★★★

Columbia

SEGS 127

6 ★★★★★★

Columbia

SEGS 149

5 ★★★★★

SSX 1016

5 ★★★★★

SGLP 530

5 ★★★★★

PMES 530

5 ★★★★★

LP 1965 ■ We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place / Talkin’ ’Bout Columbia You / Baby Let Me Take You Home / I’m Crying / Club-A-Gogo / Bring It On Home To Me // The House Of The Rising Sun / I Can’t Believe It / Take It Easy / Gonna Send You Back To Walker / Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood 1967 ■ ANIMALS His Master’s Voice Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood / The Girl Can’t Help It / Gonna Send You Back To Walker / Boom Boom / Bury My Body / Dimples // Baby Let Me Take You Home / She Said Yeah / Club-A-Gogo / Around And Around / I’m Mad Again / Story Of Bo Diddley 1968 ■ ANIMALS Odeon same titles as SGLP 530

1965

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Columbia DS 2293

SE SE

1966

Columbia DS 2316

SE SE

1966

Columbia F 12332

SE UK 1966

Columbia SEGS 127

SE SE

1964

Columbia SEGS 149

SE SE

1967

Columbia SSX 1016

SE SE

1965

A

Columbia DB 7445 (3)

SE SE

1965

Columbia DB 7539 (1)

SE SE

1965

Columbia DB 7539 (2)

SE SE

1965

Columbia DB 7539 (3)

SE SE

1965

Columbia DB 7639 (1)

SE SE

1965

Columbia DB 7639 (2)

SE SE

1965

Columbia DB 7741 (1)

SE SE

1965

Columbia DB 7741 (2)

SE SE

1965

Columbia F 12407

SE UK 1966

Columbia F 12502

SE UK 1966

Columbia PMES 530

SE SE

His Master’s Voice SGLP 530 SE SE 1967

1968

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BAXTER, JOAN

Joan Baxter Considering that Joan Baxter was a well-employed session singer in the 60’s and 70’s, it’s surprising that she didn’t get to release a solo disc of some sort after 1965, since those she recorded before – 17 singles for Embassy – were all cheap cover jobs. Personal information on Miss Baxter has proven difficult to unearth, and the first time her name gets mentioned is when she replaced Jackie Lee as vocalist with the Squadronaires in April ’55. This was to have a profound impact on Joan’s subsequent career, for it was mainly through Jackie that she would earn her crust in the London sessions world in the late 60’s. But before that Joan assumed the role as the chief female interpreter, together with Maureen Evans, for the Embassy label. Starting with “I Will Follow Him” (WB 567) in May ’63, and doing the honours on such diverse hit songs as “I (Who Have Nothing)”, “Shout”, “My Boy Lollipop” and “Downtown”, her final waxing was “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” (WB 676) in January ’65. Like its parent company Oriole, Embassy ceased to exist in ’65, but it seems that by now Joan was established in the sessions world. Getting most of her work through Jackie Lee, she sang with the Tears Of Joy and the Jackie Lee Singers in various combinations with fellow session singers Barbara Kay, Kay Garner and Sue & Sunny. They can be heard in the background on hits like Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Release Me”, Tom Jones’ “Green, Green Grass Of Home” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe”. Evidently Joan stayed in the music business up to the 80’s, for in ’86 she sang the theme song to the popular BBC TV sitcom “Dear John”. SINGLE VARIOUS ARTISTS 1964 ■ I Only Want To Be With You Joan Baxter + 1 EP VARIOUS ARTISTS 1964 ■ My Boy Lollipop Joan Baxter + 3 1964 ■ You’re My World Joan Baxter + 3 1964 ■ I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself Joan Baxter + 3 1965 ■ Downtown Joan Baxter + 3 1965 ■ Come And Stay With Me Joan Baxter + 3

Swe Disc SWES 1017

SE SE

1964

Jukebox JSEP 5528

SE SE

1964

Jukebox JSEP 5529

SE SE

1964

Jukebox JSEP 5532

SE SE

1964

Jukebox JSEP 5536

SE SE

1965

Jukebox JSEP 5538

SE SE

1965

3 ★★★

Swe Disc

SWES 1017

Jukebox

JSEP 5528

1 ★

Jukebox

JSEP 5529

1 ★

Jukebox

JSEP 5532

1 ★

Jukebox

JSEP 5536

1 ★

Jukebox

JSEP 5538

1 ★

The Beatles Overrated group. Sure, they wrote some pleasant songs and sold a few records but... Oh – THE BEATLES??!! Sorry! Well, what can I say about the most important pop group ever? Facts and figures don’t really do them justice, do they? What is so hard to imagine is that they did have to slog around for a couple of years until they were signed by Parlophone in the autumn of ’62, after having been turned down by a number of record companies and producers. Even Parlophone seemed quite indifferent to them initially, as when the demo labels to their debut 45, “Love Me Do”, were printed, both sides were credited to Lennon-McArtney (sic). Soon the mighty EMI realized that they had a monster on their hands that even they couldn’t handle. In order to satisfy the overwhelming public demand in the UK, EMI were forced to approach their competitors Oriole, Pye and Decca for help to press the Beatles’ discs. So called contract pressings, these discs are even today keeping collectors busy sorting them out from regular EMI pressings. When international Beatlemania reached its zenith in ’64, the group were so incessently trundled around the globe that it’s a miracle that they knew where they were from day to day. This situation is reflected in their recordings, as evidenced by the two sides to the “Can’t Buy Me Love” 45, where the A-side was penned in Paris and the B-side, “You Can’t Do That”, was composed in Miami Beach, USA (the latter is noteworthy for the fact that John Lennon plays the guitar solo, while George Harrison strummed a 12-string guitar). The biggest mystery is perhaps how they could withstand all the pressure and stay together until 1970?

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SINGLE 1963 ● Please Please Me / Ask Me Why 1963 ■ Please Please Me / Love Me Do (1) 1963 ■ Please Please Me / Love Me Do (2) 1963 ■ Please Please Me / Love Me Do (3) 1963 ■ Please Please Me / Love Me Do (4) 1965 ■ Please Please Me / Love Me Do (II) 1963 ■ From Me To You / P.S. I Love You (1) 1963 ■ From Me To You / P.S. I Love You (2) 1963 ■ From Me To You / P.S. I Love You (3) 1963 ■ From Me To You / P.S. I Love You (4) 1965 ■ From Me To You / P.S. I Love You (5) 1963 ■ Twist And Shout / Boys (1)

Parlophone Odeon Odeon Odeon Odeon Odeon Odeon Odeon Odeon Odeon Odeon Odeon

B

R 4983 10 ★★★★★★★★★★ SD 5937 8 ★★★★★★★★ SD 5937 6 ★★★★★★ SD 5937 7 ★★★★★★★ SD 5937 8 ★★★★★★★★ SD 5937 5 ★★★★★ SD 5944 7 ★★★★★★★ SD 5944 7 ★★★★★★★ SD 5944 7 ★★★★★★★ SD 5944 5 ★★★★★ SD 5944 6 ★★★★★★ SD 5946 6 ★★★★★★ Parlophone R 4983

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SE

1963

Odeon SD 5937 (1)

SE SE

1963

Odeon SD 5937 (2)

SE SE

1963

Odeon SD 5937 (3)

SE SE

1963

Odeon SD 5937 (4)

SE SE

1963

Odeon SD 5937 (II)

SE SE

1965

Odeon SD 5944 (1)

SE SE

1963

Odeon SD 5944 (2)

SE SE

1963

Odeon SD 5944 (3)

SE SE

1963

Odeon SD 5944 (4)

SE SE

1963

Odeon SD 5944 (5)

SE SE

1965

Odeon SD 5946 (1)

SE SE

1963

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BEATLES, THE cont.

1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1963 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■ 1964 ■

Twist And Shout / Boys (2) Twist And Shout / Boys (3) Twist And Shout / Boys (4) Twist And Shout / Boys (5) Twist And Shout / Boys (6) She Loves You / I’ll Get You (1) She Loves You / I’ll Get You (2) She Loves You / I’ll Get You (3) She Loves You / I’ll Get You (4) She Loves You / I’ll Get You (5) She Loves You / I’ll Get You (6) She Loves You / I’ll Get You (7) She Loves You / I’ll Get You (8) She Loves You / I’ll Get You (9) She Loves You / I’ll Get You (10) She Loves You / I’ll Get You (11) She Loves You / I’ll Get You (12) I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (1) I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (2) I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (3) I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (4) I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (5) I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (6) I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (7) I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (II) All My Loving / I Saw Her Standing There (1) All My Loving / I Saw Her Standing There (2) All My Loving / I Saw Her Standing There (3) All My Loving / I Saw Her Standing There (4) All My Loving / I Saw Her Standing There (5) All My Loving / I Saw Her Standing There (6) All My Loving / I Saw Her Standing There (7) All My Loving / I Saw Her Standing There (8) All My Loving / I Saw Her Standing There (9) My Bonnie / Cry For A Shadow (1) My Bonnie / Cry For A Shadow (2) My Bonnie / Cry For A Shadow (3) My Bonnie / Cry For A Shadow (4) My Bonnie / Cry For A Shadow (5) My Bonnie / Cry For A Shadow (6) My Bonnie / Cry For A Shadow (7) Can’t By Me Love / You Can’t Do That (1) Can’t By Me Love / You Can’t Do That (2) Can’t By Me Love / You Can’t Do That (3) Roll Over Beethoven / Please Mister Postman (1) Roll Over Beethoven / Please Mister Postman (2) Roll Over Beethoven / Please Mister Postman (3) Roll Over Beethoven / Please Mister Postman (4)

Odeon Odeon Odeon Odeon Odeon Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Polydor Polydor Polydor Polydor Polydor Polydor Polydor Parlophone Parlophone Parlophone Odeon Odeon Odeon Odeon

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The Hi-Grades Coming from the country of the biggest pop group of all time, the Beatles, it was doubtless a surprise for bassist Mike Watson that he would end up in Sweden playing with the second biggest pop group of all time, ABBA. After being a member of a circus troupe, the Nicholls Family, in the early 60’s, Watson joined London group the Hi-Grades, who accepted an offer to tour Sweden in June 1964. Making the journey with Mike were guitarists Glyn Desmier and John Culley plus drummer Phil Wainman, and once here they were kept busy backing Larry Finnegan, Bobby Angelo and Jerry Williams on tours. Wainman returned to the UK in September ’64 to join the Paramounts (early Procol Harum), playing on two of their 45’s, “Bad Blood” (Parlophone R 5187) and “Blue Ribbons” (R 5272), and was replaced by drummer Tony Walter, a veteran of the 2 I’s coffee bar days, when he’d backed artists like Marty Wilde and Johnny Kidd. The Hi-Grades got to record a Swedish 45, “New Orleans”, but when this flopped and no follow-up was in the pipeline, they split up in August ’65. In an astonishing move, British EMI issued a 45 with the group in November ’65 (as the Hygrades), which had been cut with Wainman before they left for Sweden, “She Cared” (Columbia DB 7734), an excellent pop record but nobody cared. While Desmier and Culley went home to Britain, Watson and Walter joined Swedish group the Lee Kings, after which Watson became a session man and played on many of ABBA’s discs. Culley eventually joined progressive groups Cressida and Black Widow in the early 70’s, but the most spectacular career was reserved for Phil Wainman, who cowrote the Yardbirds’ “Little Games” 45 and discovered a group called the Sweetshop, with whom he produced a stack of hits after they’d changed their name to Sweet. SINGLE 1964 ■ New Orleans / Raindrops

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The Hollies The Beatles worshipped Buddy Holly to the extent that they covered his “That’ll Be The Day” for their first recording (an acetate) in 1958. The Hollies went one better by naming themselves after their idol. The comparison isn’t altogether unreasonable, for the Hollies were the only UK group to rival the Fab Four’s number of hit singles in the 60’s (20, compared to the Beatles’ 22, if you count the latter’s #29 hit “Ain’t She Sweet”). Formed as the Deltas in the early 60’s, the Manchester group, led by singer Allan Clarke and rhythm guitarist Graham Nash, soon began to incorporate members of local group the Dolphins in the line-up at an alarming rate, starting with lead guitarist Tony Hicks. In ’63 ex-Dolphins (and ex-Fentones) drummer Bobby Elliott replaced Don Rathbone, and three years later it was time for bassist Eric Haydock to be superseded by ex-Dolphins member Bernie Calvert. No shakeup in personnel could interrupt their phenomenal run of hits, starting with their first 45, “(Ain’t That) Just Like Me” (#25) in June ’63, and ending with “The Air That I Breathe” (#2) in February ’74 – except for one flop, “Magic Woman Touch” (Polydor 2058 289) in November ’72, composed by two members of progressive UK group the Greatest Show On Earth. Sweden seemed to play an important part in the Hollies’ career, for they spent several summers in the late 60’s touring the folkparks, and wrote much of the material for their last LP’s with Nash whilst on tour here – in fact, ”On A Carousel” was composed at the Vänersborg Stadshotell in the summer of ’66! This probably explains why they picked Swedish singer Mikael Rickfors as Allan Clarke’s temporary replacement in ’71 (Rickfors’ group Bamboo had supported the Hollies at a concert in Gothenburg). 134

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HOLLIES, THE  SINGLE 1963 ■ Stay / Now’s The Time 1964 ■ Just One Look / Keep Off That Friend of Mine (1) 1964 ■ Just One Look / Keep Off That Friend of Mine (2) 1964 ■ Just One Look / Keep Off That Friend of Mine (3) 1964 ■ Here I Go Again / Baby That’s All 1964 ■ We’re Through / Come On Back 1965 ■ Yes I Will / Nobody 1965 ■ I’m Alive / You Know He Did (1) 1965 ■ I’m Alive / You Know He Did (2) 1965 ■ Look Through Any Window / So Lonely 1965 ■ If I Needed Someone / I’ve Got A Way Of My Own 1966 ■ I Can’t Let Go / Running Through The Night 1966 ■ Very Last Day / Too Many People (1) 1966 ■ Very Last Day / Too Many People (2) 1966 ■ Bus Stop / Don’t Run And Hide 1966 ■ Stop, Stop, Stop / It’s You 1966 ■ What’s Wrong With The Way I Live / Don’t Ever Think About Changin’ 1967 ■ On A Carousel / All The World Is Love (1) 1967 ■ On A Carousel / All The World Is Love (2) 1967 ■ Carrie Ann / Signs That Will Never Change (I) misspelled Anne on sleeve 1967 ■ Carrie Anne / Signs That Will Never Change (II) 1967 ■ King Midas In Reverse / Everything Is Sunshine 1967 ■ Dear Eloise / When Your Lights Turned On 1968 ■ Jennifer Eccles / Open Up Your Eyes 1968 ■ Do The Best You Can / Like Everytime Before 1968 ■ Listen To Me / Blowin’ In The Wind 1969 ■ Sorry Suzanne / Not That Way At All 1969 ■ He Ain’t Heavy... He’s My Brother / ’Cos You Like To Love Me EP 1966 ■ EMI HITS VOL. 5 I Can’t Let Go / I’m Alive / Look Trough Any Window / If I Needed Someone 1966 ■ FOLK STYLE Stewball / Fifi The Flea / I Am A Rock / Crusader

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EP – VARIOUS ARTISTS 1967 ■ BILDJOURNALENS TOPP SKIVA NUMMER 6 Bildjournalen 4 ★★★★ The Hollies talks and wishes everybody a God Jul (Merry Christmas) The Hollies + 2, flexi Flexi LP 1965 ■ Look Through Any Window / Baby That’s All / Parlophone (Ain’t That) Just Like Me / Searchin’ / What Kind Of Love / Here I Go Again / Yes I Will // I’m Alive / Nobody / Hey! What’s Wrong With Me / Just One Look / When I’m Not There / So Lonely / We’re Through

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The Yardbirds Sporting a name (denoting hobos travelling the railways) picked from the writings of American “beat” author Jack Kerouac by singer Keith Relf, it gave you an idea of the Yardbirds’ intellectual background. Not your ordinary, working-class London R&B group, they aspired to greater things, and fulfilled that ambition by becoming a tremedous influence on exponents of the future psychedelic and heavy rock genres, spear-headed by their sensational list of lead guitarists – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. That’s not to dismiss their original lead guitarist, Anthony “Top” Topham, when they started in March 1963. Being younger than the more renowned guitarists that superseded him, he was forced to leave the Yardbirds by his parents to concentrate on his studies. Yet in ’65 “Top” began an 18-month tenure as lead guitarist with singer Winston G’s backing group, and delivers a stinging solo on the B-side of Winston G’s second 45, “Until You Were Gone” (Parlophone R 5330), not unlike the solos Clapton were doing with John Mayall simultaneously. After two flop 45’s in ’64, the Yardbirds had a massive break-through in ’65 via three Graham Gouldman-penned hits, “For Your Love” (#3), “Heart Full Of Soul” (#2) and “Evil Hearted You” (#3), all produced by their manager Giorgio Gomelsky. But with the Yardbirds you got more than what you bargained for, since their B-sides were sometimes even better than the topsides. The self-composed “Still I’m Sad” was an experimental composition worthy of becoming a hit on its own, while “You’re A Better Man Than I” is one of the most pungent protests against racism/intolerance ever recorded. The latter was penned by Manfred Mann drummer Mike Hugg and his brother, guitarist Brian Hugg (pre-Cherry Smash), which demonstrates the closeness between the two groups, since one track on the Yardbirds’ US-only “For Your Love” LP, “Sweet Music”, actually appears to be Manfred Mann backing Keith Relf and Paul Jones on a duet. The breakup of the group in ’68 led to the formation of Led Zeppelin, a fact which regrettably overshadowed the untimely death of Relf in ’76, aged 33. SINGLE 1965 ■ Good Morning Little Schoolgirl / I Ain’t Got You 1965 ■ For Your Love / Got To Hurry (1) 1965 ■ For Your Love / Got To Hurry (2) 1965 ■ Heart Full Of Soul / Steeled Blues (1) 1965 ■ Heart Full Of Soul / Steeled Blues (2) 1965 ■ Evil Hearted You / Still I’m Sad (1) 1965 ■ Evil Hearted You / Still I’m Sad (2) 1966 ■ Shapes Of Things / You’re A Better Man Than I 1966 ■ Over Under Sideways Down / Jeff’s Boogie 1966 ■ Happenings Ten Years Time Ago / Psycho Daisies 1967 ■ Little Games / Puzzles

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Paul Young There was a time in the 70’s/80’s when UK singer Paul Young seemed to be everywhere at once, until it transpired that there were actually two of them. One emerged from Luton (born 1956), sang with Streetband and Q-Tips until he reached solo status, stacking up 13 UK Top 30 hits 1983–93. However, it’s the Mancunian variety of Paul Young (born 1947) that we’ll be focussing on. Having sung with several early 60’s Manchester groups, he joined the Toggery Five in ’64, led by guitarist Frank Renshaw (pre-Herman’s Hermits). Produced by the Hollies producer Ron Richards, they had two excellent 45’s issued by Parlophone; the minor classic “I’m Gonna Jump” (R 5175), penned and sung by Renhaw, and a Jagger-Richards composition, “I’d Much Rather Be With The Boys” (R 5249). When success eluded them, the Toggery Five began to disintegrate, leading to guitarist Mick Abrahams and drummer Clive Bunker (both pre-Jethro Tull) joining them in ’66. The following year Paul Young recorded a solo 45, “You Girl” (Columbia DB 8188), a song by guitarist Roger James of the Roger James Four, which was issued in Sweden with a different B-side – to complicate matters it was also given a Dutch release on Stateside, coupling the UK B-side, “No! No! No!”, with the Swedish B-side, “Baby You Blow My Mind”, under the name of the Toggery! After the group split up Young had a solo 45 issued exclusively in Germany in ’68, “I Like The Way”, on the obscure Bewitch label, after which he formed a duo with Frank Renshaw, who issued discs both as the Young Brothers and Young & Renshaw. Young next made three solo 45’s for CBS in the 70’s – the same label that the OTHER Paul Young became a chart act with in the 80’s – before joining Sad Café, with whom he would finally have a hit (#3) in ’79, “Every Day Hurts”. Brought into Genesis bass player Mike Rutherford’s group Mike & the Mechanics in the 80’s, resulted in Young singing on several of their hits until succumbing to a deadly heart attack in 2000, a sad event that resolved the problem of having two Paul Youngs in the music business simultaneously. SINGLE 1967 ■ You Girl / Baby You Blow My Mind

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The academic rivalry (extending to the annual boat race) between Cambridge and Oxford is legendary. When it comes to more prosaic matters such as rock music, Cambridge can possibly claim superiority thanks to Pink Floyd, but on the other hand Oxford preceded Cambridge by producing one of the UK’s rock pioneers, Roy Young. Making his way to London in the late 50’s, he landed in the house band at the “Six-Five Special” TV show in 1957 as pianist. However, it wasn’t until ’59 that Roy was discovered, when producer Stewart Morris featured him as a soloist on the “Drumbeat” TV show. Judging by the LP from the show, “Drumbeat” (Parlophone PMC 1101), Young stood head and shoulders above the other artists, tearing into the two wildest rockers of the set, “I Go Ape” and “Slippin’ And Slidin’”. Fontana wasted no time in contracting him, and he debuted with “Just Keep It Up” (H 200), but it was with the frantic rocker “Big Fat Mama” on the B-side that Roy made his mark, being one of the first bona fide rockers penned by a UK artist himself – but as it was a B-side nobody hardly noticed and the disc flopped. Three fine 45’s followed, “Hey Little Girl” (H 215), “I Hardly Know Me” (H 237) and “Taboo” (H 247), until his Fontana contract was terminated with a splendid rocker, “You Were Meant For Me” (H 290), on which he was backed by the Hunters. Ember signed Roy for a one-off 45, “Four An’ Twenty Thousand Kisses” (EMBS 128) in ’61, which was also issued in the States, but competing with rival UK versions from Little Tony and Paul Rogers meant that none of them charted. When he received an offer to join Tony Sheridan’s Beat Brothers in Hamburg the same year, Roy went over, which resulted in him playing piano on “Sweet Georgia Brown” with the Beatles. In ’63 he joined Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers and eventually formed his own Roy Young Band in ’70. He may not have made it as a major rock star, but he did cause a few people to raise an eyebrow when he ended up playing piano on perhaps David Bowie’s most experimental LP ever, “Low”, in ’77! SINGLE 1959 ● Hey Little Girl / Just Ask Your Heart

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time, this was to change within a couple of years. Cozy had a past too, and it all started with a Cirencester group called the Sorcerers. Formed in ’65, they included singer Kent Alston, guitarist Roy Black, organist Pete Ball, bassist Dennis Ball and Colin “Cozy” Powell. Like hundreds of UK groups they made the trek to Germany, in their case in ’67, when they got to make a 45 there as Kent Alston & the Sorcerers, “Baby Lass Uns Tanzen Gehn” (apparently a German-sung version of the Young Rascals’ “Love Is A Beautiful Thing”). Upon their return to the UK, they changed their name to Young Blood and were signed by Pye. Releasing four 45’s 1968–9, their first one, “Green Light”, was definitely the best, with a nice psychedelic B-side penned by Dennis Ball. In the spring of ’69 ex-Move bassist Ace Kefford formed the Ace Kefford Stand, fronting them as singer, with Cozy and Dennis plus Dennis’ brother, guitarist Dave Ball (pre-Procol Harum). After recording a cover version of the Yardbirds’ “For Your Love” (Atlantic 584260), they changed their name to Big Bertha and had another disc issued, “This World’s An Apple” (Atlantic 584298). Un upheaval in the group caused Kefford and Powell to leave, and with new members, singer Dave MacTavish (ex-Tintern Abbey) and drummer Mac Poole (pre-Warhorse), Big Bertha had a second 45 issued in Germany and Italy in ’70, “Munich City” (although he didn’t play on it, Cozy can be seen on the picture sleeve). Powell’s subsequent career was quite amazing, scoring three Top 20 solo hit singles 1973–4 as well as being a member of Rainbow, Whitesnake and Emerson, Lake & Powell, before his untimely death in a car crash in 1998. SINGLE 1968 ■ Green Light / Don’t Leave Me In The Dark

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The Young Idea Many pundits maintain that Joe Cocker’s take on the Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends” from 1968 is the definitive version of the song, but that didn’t stop the Young Idea from scoring a UK #10 hit with their version in ’67 (it went to #2 in the Swedish charts, causing the Young Idea to tour Sweden in November ’67 together with Paul Jones). Tony Cox and Douglas Macrae-Brown originally met whilst studying engineering at London University, and began singing together to their own guitar accompaniment. Having composed a number of songs they were contracted to music publisher Robbins Music, who got them signed to Columbia in ’66. Their debut 45, the self-penned “The World’s Been Good To Me Tonight” (DB 7961), flopped spectacularly and convinced EMI that perhaps the duo’s songwriting efforts were best reserved for B-sides. So for the next four discs their A-sides were all penned by other writers, which frustrated the duo to the extent that they made a 45 under the pseudonym of Scott Henderson for Pye of one of their own compositions, “Saturday Night People” (7N 17305). Ironically it was covered by another artist, Cristopher Caine, on Decca F 12586, and simultaneously London group Davey Sands & the Essex also recorded one of their songs as an A-side, “Advertising Girl” (CBS 202620). When the Young Idea netted a UK hit with their fourth disc in ’67, it was too late to save their self-esteem and they only made one more 45, “Mr. Lovin’ Luggage Man” (DB 8264), before parting company. Macrae-Brown’s subsequent whereabouts is unknown, but Cox became a successful arranger/music director in the late 60’s and early 70’s for artists like Caravan, Family, Magna Carta, Yes and Trees, in addition to producing Mick Softley’s three CBS LP’s 1970-2. SINGLE 1967 ■ With A Little Help From My Friends / Colours Of Darkness 1967 ■ Mr. Lovin’ Luggage Man / Room With A View

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ZOMBIES, THE 

The Zombies In August 1964, when the Honeycombs topped the UK charts with the aggressive rock beat of “Have I The Right” and the Kinks stormed towards #1 with another assault on the sonic barrier, “You Really Got Me”, a more refined beat disc entered the charts. It was the Zombies’ “She’s Not There”, which heralded a new direction in pop music with a piano based sound embellished by a skilful vocal arrangement, that was to prove extremely influential in the 60’s. The St. Albans based quintet had originally been formed in ’61 as the Mustangs, but was persuaded by bassist Paul Arnold to have their name changed to the Zombies before he left in ’62. Arnold was replaced by Chris White, complementing the line-up of singer Colin Blunstone, pianist Rod Argent, guitarist Paul Atkinson and drummer Hugh Grundy. Boasting a total of 50 O-levels among its members, they would perhaps’ve been better served attempting academic careers to secure wealth, for their musical endeavours were not destined to make them rich, being targeted by some of the worst vultures in the music business. Rightly regarded as a classic, “She’s Not There” (Decca F 11940) only made #12 in the UK charts, but hit #2 in the States. This was to prove a recurring pattern, for when their third 45, “Tell Her No” (F 12072), barely made the UK Top 50 (#42) it was a Top Ten hit (#6) in the US. After Decca doggedly refused the Zombies to make a second LP, they signed with CBS in ’67 and was allowed to produce the sublime “Odessey And Oracle” LP (63280) themselves. It didn’t sell much and wasn’t released in the States until A&R man Al Kooper badgered Columbia to have it issued in ’69, after which “Time Of The Season” from the LP became a US #3 hit. The group, which had already split up in ’68, were reformed by Argent and Grundy (plus ex-Accent guitarist Rick Birkett and ex-Sneakers/Mike Cotton Sound bassist Jim Rodford) and made a last 45, “Imagine The Swan”, before Rod formed his own group, Argent. Blunstone made a couple of comebacks, in ’69 as Neil MacArthur, when he had a UK #34 hit with a re-recording of the Zombies’ “She’s Not There” (Deram DM 225), and in ’72, when he reached #15 with Denny Laine’s “Say You Don’t Mind”, having reverted to his own name – conveniently produced by ex-Zombies members Chris White and Rod Argent. Guitarist Paul Atkinson also stayed on in the music business, but in the A&R department of CBS. In this capacity he was most successful and made his company a few bob when signing ABBA (for the UK) for its subsidiary label Epic. SINGLE 1965 ■ Whenever You’re Ready / I Love You Decca 1965 ■ Is This The Dream / Don’t Go Away Decca 1966 ■ The Way I Feel Inside / Gotta Get A Hold Of Myself Decca 1967 ■ Going Out Of My Head / She Does Everything For Me Decca 1968 ■ I Love You / The Way I Feel Inside Decca 1969 ■ Time Of The Season / Friends Of Mine (1) CBS 1969 ■ Time Of The Season / Friends Of Mine (2) CBS 1969 ■ Imagine The Swan / Conversation Of Floral Street CBS LP 1966 ■ The Way I Feel Inside / How We Were Before / Decca Is This The Dream / Whenever You’re Ready / Woman / You Make Me Feel Good // Gotta Get A Hold Of Myself / Indication / Don’t Go Away / I Love You / Leave Me Be / She’s Not There

F 12225 7 ★★★★★★★ F 12296 7 ★★★★★★★ F 12495 7 ★★★★★★★ F 12584 7 ★★★★★★★ F 12798 7 ★★★★★★★ 4037 6 ★★★★★★ 4037 7 ★★★★★★★ 4242 7 ★★★★★★★

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Decca F 12225

SE UK 1965

Decca F 12296

SE UK 1965

Decca F 12495

SE UK 1966

LK 4843 9 ★★★★★★★★★

Decca F 12584

SE UK 1967

Decca F 12798

SE UK 1968

CBS 4037 (1)

NO NO 1969

CBS 4037 (2)

NO NO 1969

CBS 4242

NO NO 1969

Decca LK 4843

SE NO 1966

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NAME INDEX

# _________________ 10cc ........................................................................................................ Dave Berry Wayne Fontana Jonathan King Susan Maughan The Mindbenders 23rd Turnoff, The ........................................................................ The Merseys

A _________________ A Band Of Angels .................................................................. Manfred Mann A Way Of Life .................................................................................... World Of Oz A Wild Uncertainty .......................................... The Spencer Davis Group ABBA ............................................................................................... The Hi-Grades Peter Sarstedt The Zombies AC/DC ............................................................................................ The Easybeats The Squires Acccolade ...................................................................................... Don Partridge Accent, The ..................................................................................... The Zombies Ace .......................................................................................................... The Action Ace Kefford ............................................................................................ The Move (The) Young Blood Act, The .............................................................................................. Kenny Lynch Action, The ........................................................................................ Kenny Lynch Savoy Brown Adam Faith .......................................................................... 2.19 Skiffle Group Chris Andrews The John Barry Seven Kris Ife The Ivy League Sandie Shaw Johnny Worth Admirals, The ................................................................................... Grisby Dyke Adrian Barber .............................................. Casey Jones & His Engineers Adrian Curtis ........................................................................................... The Gun Rupert’s People Adrian Henri .................................................................................... The Scaffold Adrian Kerridge .............................................................. The Dave Clark Five After Tea ................................................................ The Spencer Davis Group Age ........................................................................................... Cupids Inspiration Al Kooper ......................................................................................... The Zombies Al Rain ....................................................................................... Susan Maughan Al Stewart .......................................................................................... Duffy Power Al “Tiny” Schneider .................................................... The Walker Brothers Al Watson ............................................................................................. The Migil 5 Alan Blakely .................................................. Brian Poole & The Tremeloes Alan Blaikley .................................. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Flaming Youth Alan Bown .................................................................... The John Barry Seven Mandrake (Paddle Steamer) The Projection Alan Brearey .................................................................................. The Peddlers Alan Caddy ...................................................................................... The Tornados Alan Fowler .............................................................................................. Al Saxon Alan Greenwell .......................................... Brian Diamond & The Cutters Alan Henderson ........................................................................................... Them Alan Howard .................................................. Brian Poole & The Tremeloes The Symbols Alan King ............................................................................................... The Action Alan Klein ....................................................................... New Vaudeville Band Alan Lancaster ........................................................................ The Status Quo Alan Lewis ........................................................................................ The Sunsets Alan Parker ........................................................................................... Blue Mink Alan Parkinson ...................................................................................... The Rats Alan Parsons Project .................................................................... Dave Berry Alan Price .......................................................................................... The Animals Georgie Fame The Ford Brothers Plus One Lulu The Gods Alan Shacklock Alan Spenner ............................................................................ Wynder K. Frog Alan Tallis ............................................................................. Peppermint Circus Alan White ............................................................................. Plastic Ono Band

Alan Whitehead ...................................................................... The Marmalade Albert Hammond ............................................................................... Joe Dolan The Family Dogg Albert Lee ....................................................................................... Chris Farlowe Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias ............. Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band Alec Noel ............................................................................................ Gary Walker Alex Dmochowski ................................. The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation Alex Harvey ............................................................................................ Don Lang The Marmalade Alex Murray ................................................................................................... Arrival The Moody Blues Alex Spyropoulus ................................................................................... Nirvana Alex Young ............................................................................................. Grapefruit Alexander Wharton ............................................................ The Moody Blues Alexis Korner ...................................................................................... Colosseum Ken Colyer’s Skiffle Group The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation Free Paul Jones Long John Baldry John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers The Pentangle Duffy Power Alan Price Set St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band Wynder K. Frog Alice Cooper .................................................................................... Fat Mattress Screaming Lord Sutch Allan Clarke ............................................................................. The Breakaways The Hollies Alleycats, The .............................................................................. Tony Sheveton Allisons, The ...................................................................... The Brook Brothers Alma Cogan ....................................................................................... Chris Curtis Alun Davies .................................................................................. The Pentangle Alvin Lee ............................................................................... Dr. K’s Blues Band Ten Years After Alvin Stardust ............................................. Brian Diamond & The Cutters Shane Fenton & The Fentones Amazing Blondel ...................................................................... Twice As Much Ambassadors, The ....................................................................... The Peddlers Amen Corner ................................................................................ Don Partridge “Amph” Grigg ................................................. Dave Lee & The Staggerlees Andrea Silverstein ....................................................................... Andee Silver Andrea Simpson ....................................................................... The Caravelles Andrew Butler ........................................................ The Good Ship Lollipop Andrew Loog Oldham ..................................................................... P. P. Arnold Marianne Faithfull Marsha Huntt The Nashville Teens Billy Nicholls The Rolling Stones Small Faces Twice As Much Andrew Rose .............................................................................. Twice As Much Andrew Steele ....................................................................................... The Herd Andwella ........................................................................ Thunderclap Newman Andy Bell .......................................................................................... Red Squares Andy Bown ............................................................................................... The Herd The Fortunes Andy Fairweather-Low ............................................................. Amen Corner Andy Fraser ....................................................................................................... Free Andy Gibb ...................................................................................... The Bee Gees The Easybeats Andy “Thunderclap” Newman .............. Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band Thunderclap Newman Andy Pyle ........................................................................................... Blodwyn Pig Andy Roberts .................................................................................. The Scaffold Andy Silvester ............................................................................ Chicken Shack Andy Summers ................................................. Eric Burdon & The Animals Andy Warhol ...................................................................................... Jimmy Nicol Andy Williams ..................................................................................... Hal Munro Angus Young ................................................................................ The Easybeats Animals, The ...................................................... Eric Burdon & The Animals Luke Francis The Jimi Hendrix Experience Alan Price Set Paul Rich Spooky Tooth Anita Bryant ..................................................................................... Julie Rogers Ann Simmons .............................................................................. The Carefrees

Anne Wilson ............. Nancy Whiskey & Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group Anon ................................................................................................. Jonathan King Anthony Cheverton .................................................................. Tony Sheveton Anthony Newley ............................................................................. Jerry Lordan Johnny Worth Anthony “Top” Topham ........................................................... The Yardbirds Apaches, The .......................................................................... John Hutchinson Apollo 100 .......................................................... Eric Burdon & The Animals  Miki Dallon Apollo C. Vermouth .................................... Bonzo Dog (Doo-Dah) Band Apostolic Intervention ................................................................. Humble Pie Applejacks, The ................................................................................ Jason Cord Troy Dante The Sunsets The Viscounts Archie Legget ...................................................................................... Emile Ford Argent .................................................................................................. Duffy Power The Zombies Armageddon ............................................................................... Steamhammer Art ....................................................................................................... Spooky Tooth Art Sharp ............................................................................ The Nashville Teens Art Wood ......................................................... St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Arthur Brown ........................................ The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown Love Sculpture Arthur Greenslade ......................................................................... The Chucks Arthur Murphy ............................................................................. The Strangers Arthur Wilton ........................................ The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown Artwoods, The .............................................................................. Blossom Toes Deep Purple The Flower Pot Men Keef Hartley (Band) Don Partridge St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Arvid Andersson ....................................................... Screaming Lord Sutch Ashford-Simpson .......................................................................... Andee Silver Ashkan .................................................................................................. Humble Pie Ashley Hutchings .......................................................... Fairport Convention Ashton, Gardner & Dyke ..................................................... Tommy Quickly Sounds Nice Astronaut Alan & The Planets .................................... Happy Confusion The Matchmakers Athol Guy ............................................................................................ The Seekers Atomic Rooster .................................... The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown Atomites, The .............................................................................. Ten Years After Attack, The ..................................................................................... Chris Farlowe The Marmalade The Nice Auguste “Gus” Yeadon .......................................................... The Love Affair Avengers, The ..................................................................................... Vanity Fare Average White Band, The ............................... The Swinging Blue Jeans Avon Sisters, The ............................................................................... The Avons The Brook Brothers The Mudlarks Avons, The ............................................................................................ Ray Adams The Caravelles The Kestrels Mac Kissoon The Mudlarks Peppermint Circus The Viscounts

B _________________ B B King ....................................................................................... Steamhammer B J Wilson ........................................................................................ Led Zeppelin Procol Harum B. B. Blunder ................................................................................ Blossom Toes Babylon ................................................................................................... Peter Carr Bach ............................................................................................................. The Nice Procol Harum Al Saxon Bacharach-David ....................................................................... The Dowlands Anita Harris Sandie Shaw Back Street Crawler .................................................................................... Free Bad Company .................................................................................................. Free Badfinger ......................................................................................... The Iveys (1) The Iveys (2)

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NAME INDEX The Merseys Baker Gurvitz Army, The ..................................................................... The Gun Bakerloo ............................................................................................... Colosseum Humble Pie Bamboo ................................................................................................. The Hollies Band Of Gypsys, The .................................. The Jimi Hendrix Experience Barbara Kay ....................................................................................... Joan Baxter The Carefrees Mike Redway Barbara Thompson ...................................................................... Gilded Cage Barrie(more) Barlow ........................................................................ Jethro Tull Barron Anthony ....................... The Barron-Knights with Duke D’Mond Barry Bernard .................................................. Pinkerton’s Assort. Colours Barry Blue ..................................................................................... Jimmy Justice Sandie Shaw Barry Class ........................................................................................ Consortium The Foundations Barry Gibb ..................................................................................... The Bee Gees The Easybeats Robin Gibb Marbles Barry Graham Wigley ................................................................. The Majority Barry Green .................................................................................. Jimmy Justice Barry Jenkins .................................................... Eric Burdon & The Animals The Nashville Teens Barry Landeman .............................................................................. Vanity Fare Barry Manilow ................................................................................... Julie Grant Barry Mason ................................................ Tommy Bruce & The Bruisers Troy Dante Barry McGuire ................................................ Hedgehoppers Anonymous Barry Morgan ...................................................................................... Blue Mink Barry Nightingale ....................................... Mandrake (Paddle Steamer) Barry Pike ........................................................................................ The Iveys (1) Barry Pritchard ............................................................................. The Fortunes Barry Reeves ................................................... The Ford Brothers Plus One Barry Reynolds .............................................................................. Blodwyn Pig Barry Ryan ........................................................................................ The Majority Barry Satchelle .................................................................................. The Nerve Barry Whitwam .................................................................. Herman’s Hermits Bay City Rollers ......................................................................... Jonathan King Beach Boys, The ........................................................... The Good Vibrations The Walker Brothers Beachcombers, The .................................. Tommy Bruce & The Bruisers Episode Six The Who Beat Boys, The ....................................................................................... The Rats Beat-Chics, The ............................................................................. Gilded Cage Beatles, The ......................................................................................... The Action The Barron-Knights with Duke D’Mond The Bedrocks Cliff Bennett Cilla Black Bonzo Dog (Doo-Dah) Band The Caravelles The Carefrees Peter Carr The Chants The Dave Clark Five Joe Cocker Lee Curtis & The All Stars Glen Dale David & Jonathan Desmond Dekker Lonnie Donegan The Dowlands Simon Dupree & The Big Sound The Escorts Shane Fenton & The Fentones The Fourmost The Gods The Good Ship Lollipop Grapefruit The Hi-Grades The Hollies Mary Hopkin George Howe Frank Ifield The Iveys (2) The Kestrels The Le-Roys George Martin

Ricky Martin & The Tyme Machine Glen Mason Jimmy Nicol The Overlanders The Peddlers Peter & Gordon Plastic Ono Band Brian Poole & The Tremeloes The Rolling Stones Crispian St. Peters Helen Shapiro The Silkie Sounds Nice The Strangers Terry Wayne White Trash Roy Young The Young Idea Beatmen, The ..................................................................................... Ray Pilgrim The Typhoons Beatniks, The ................................. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Beatstalkers, The ............................................................ Dr. K’s Blues Band White Trash Beck, Bogert & Appice .................................................................... Jeff Beck Bee Gees, The .............................................................................. Amen Corner P. P. Arnold Adam Faith Robin Gibb Marbles Peppermint Circus Beggars Opera ........................................................................... The Projection Belfast Gypsies, The .................................................................................. Them Ben Jordan & The Jordanaires .............................................. Cliff Bennett Benny Hill ............................................................................................. Hal Munro Bernard Cribbins ...................................................................... George Martin Bernard Jewry .......................................... Shane Fenton & The Fentones Bernard Lee ..................................................................................... The Wackers Bernard Webb .......................................................................... Peter & Gordon Bernie Calvert ................................................................................... The Hollies Bernie Lee ........................................................................... Cupids Inspiration The Robb Storme Group Bernie Taupin ...................................................................................... Elton John Bernie Watson ............................................... John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers Screaming Lord Sutch Bert Ambrose ..................................................................................... Kathy Kirby Bert Berns ....................................................................................................... Them Bert Jansch .................................................................................. The Pentangle Duffy Power Bert Weedon ....................................................................................... Garry Mills Dennis Newey The Shadows Tommy Steele Beryl Bryden ........................................................................... Lonnie Donegan Beryl Marsden ............................................................................... Gilded Cage Betty Hutton ..................................................................................... John Walker Betty Prescott ............................................................................. The Carefrees Bev Bevan ............................................................................................... The Move Beveridge-Oakman .................................... Brian Poole & The Tremeloes Big Bertha ............................................................................... The Young Blood Big Boy Pete .................................................................................... The Deejays Freddie & The Dreamers Big Eight, The ......................................... The Royal Showband Waterford Big Jim Sullivan ................................................................................ Dave Berry Vince Eager Georgie Fame Herman’s Hermits P. J. Proby Big John’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus ............................................. The Casuals Big Three, The ................................................. Howie Casey & The Seniors The Escorts Casey Jones & His Engineers The Merseybeats Billie Anthony .......................................................................... The Marmalade Billie Davis ........................................................................ The Flower Pot Men The Le-Roys  Mike Sarne Bill Farley ................................................................................. The Pretty Things Bill Fifield ......................................................................... Tyrannousaurus Rex Bill Geldard ............................................................................................. The Rats Bill Harry ............................................................................................... Cilla Black Bill Martin ....................................................................................... Peter Fenton

Bill Parkinson .................................................................................. The Squires Plastic Penny Bill Shepherd ....................................................................................... Ken Jones Bill Turner ........................................................................................... The Chucks Bill Varley .................. Nancy Whiskey & Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group Bill Wyman ................................................................................................ The End Billy Beethoven ...................................................................................... Marbles Billy Cox ............................................................ The Jimi Hendrix Experience Billy Fury ................................................................................................ The Avons Joe Brown Jan Burnette Georgie Fame Shane Fenton & The Fentones The Merseys Dickie Pride Bert Weedon Billy Gaff .......................................................................................... Billy Nicholls Billy Grey & The Stormers ........................................................ The Outlaws Billy Harrison ................................................................................ Van Morrison Them Billy Hatton ................................................................................... The Fourmost Billy J. Kramer ................................................................................. Cliff Bennett Peter Carr The Dakotas The Escorts Anita Harris Billy Kinsley ........................................................................... The Merseybeats The Merseys Billy Kuy ............................................................................................... Miki Dallon The End The Outlaws Billy Nicholls .............................................................................. Twice As Much Billy Stewart ........................................................................................ Elton John Billy Vaughn .................................................................................. Craig Douglas Birds, The .......................................................................................... The Creation The Herd Björk ................................................................................................... The Peddlers Björn Ulvaeus ............................................................................. Peter Sarstedt Black Sabbath ..................................................................................... Jethro Tull Black Cat Bones ............................................................................................ Free Savoy Brown Black Sabbath ............................................................................... Deep Purple The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation Sounds Nice The Thunderbolts Black Widow ............................................................................... The Hi-Grades Blackburds, The ......................................... The State Of Micky & Tommy Blind Faith ...................................................................................................... Traffic Blood, Sweat & Tears ........................................................... Chad & Jeremy Keef Hartley (Band) Blossom Toes .................................................. The Ford Brothers Plus One Blue ........................................................................................................ White Trash Blue Mink ...................................................................................... Madeline Bell The Creation David & Jonathan Elton John Blue Weaver ................................................................................... Amen Corner Bluegenes, The ..................................................... The Swinging Blue Jeans Blues Band, The ................................................................................ Paul Jones Blues Council, The ......................................................................... White Trash Blues Syndicate, The ................................. John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers Blues Trip, The ............................................................................ Ten Years After Bluesbreakers, The ....................................................................................... Free Bluesology ............................................................................................ Elton John Long John Baldry The Loot Bluesyard, The ............................................................................ Ten Years After Bo Street Runners ................................................................. Fleetwood Mac James Royal Bob Allison ........................................................................................ The Allisons Bob Cort Skiffle, The ........................................................................ Don Lang Bob Daisley ................................................................................. Chicken Shack Bob Davies ...................................................................................... The Iveys (1) Bob Dylan ...................................................................................................... Arrival Donovan Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity Hedgehoppers Anonymous The Isle Of Wight Cherokees David McWilliams Sandie Shaw The Silkie

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record released in Sweden during 1957-1969, with either a single, EP or LP manufactured domestically for the Swedish market.

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