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    Swedish Dance Band with a Burst

    I posted this many years ago with no luck getting the details. Let's try again ... does anybody recognize this band, the Burst and the guitar player? My only notes [I can find] are that the photo is from 1969.



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    Re: Swedish Dance Band with a Burst

    Very interesting, I hope someone can help

    The music this kind of band (directly translated as Dance Band as you wrote) plays I think is kind of unique to Sweden? That doesn't mean that it's good though

    I also think most countries have their own version of "Dance bands"? In Ireland for example there were the "Show bands" (something that Rory and Gary used to talk about). Bands that played at dances before there were DJ's I suppose.
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    Re: Swedish Dance Band with a Burst

    I thought this would refer to ABBA... Did they ever use a Burst?

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    Re: Swedish Dance Band with a Burst

    Quote Originally Posted by fakejake View Post
    I thought this would refer to ABBA... Did they ever use a Burst?
    I guess Janne Schaffer might have used his burst on some sessions. I don't know though
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    Re: Swedish Dance Band with a Burst

    Quote Originally Posted by thin sissy View Post
    I guess Janne Schaffer might have used his burst on some sessions. I don't know though
    Yes he did. On "Ring, ring" and "Waterloo".

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    Re: Swedish Dance Band with a Burst

    Quote Originally Posted by fakejake View Post
    I thought this would refer to ABBA... Did they ever use a Burst?
    Quote Originally Posted by thin sissy View Post
    I guess Janne Schaffer might have used his burst on some sessions. I don't know though
    Quote Originally Posted by lare65 View Post
    Yes he did. On "Ring, ring" and "Waterloo".
    So, are one of you saying that is Janne in the photo?
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    Re: Swedish Dance Band with a Burst

    That photo looks a lot earlier than 1969, too me. The hair styles, matching outfits, shoes and whole style seems mid 60's, not the 69 I still remember well and fondly.

    I'd bet there are more Burst Band Photos to discover as Sweeden appears to have had a very active Gibson import relationship post WW II and quite a few Bursts were sold there from what I've learned.
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    Re: Swedish Dance Band with a Burst

    Bengt Erikz Quintet. ( Band Leader Bengt Heder )

    The guitar player is called Ville Balter.

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    Re: Swedish Dance Band with a Burst

    Quote Originally Posted by ourmaninthenorth View Post
    Bengt Erikz Quintet. ( Band Leader Bengt Heder )

    The guitar player is called Ville Balter.

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    Re: Swedish Dance Band with a Burst

    the bent erics.i think they broke out at the same club blondie did.

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    Re: Swedish Dance Band with a Burst

    Quote Originally Posted by ourmaninthenorth View Post
    Bengt Erikz Quintet. ( Band Leader Bengt Heder )

    The guitar player is called Ville Balter.

    Not sure that recording captures the Burst’s full potential.
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    Re: Swedish Dance Band with a Burst

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    That photo looks a lot earlier than 1969, too me. The hair styles, matching outfits, shoes and whole style seems mid 60's, not the 69 I still remember well and fondly.

    I'd bet there are more Burst Band Photos to discover as Sweeden appears to have had a very active Gibson import relationship post WW II and quite a few Bursts were sold there from what I've learned.
    That is true for the US and UK, but those changes and developments did not occur uniformly everywhere around the world at the same time. Many parts of the world were a bit behind the times. Also, given that this was a "dance band" and not a rock/pop band, it would make sense they were dressed a bit more conservatively.

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