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    Coming up in November – Gene Clark

    Coming up in November – Gene Clark After a long break Hans Olofsson will publish an extensive article (an introduction as well as six parts, written in both Swedish and English) on the best rock [...]
  • Rich Tupica – There Was a Light
    Books & magazines

    Rich Tupica – There Was a Light

    First time browsing through Rich Tupica’s There Was a Light – The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star [HoZac Books, 2018], I must say that I became somewhat doubtful, because [...]
  • Peter Digging Now

    The Third Wave of Big Stir Singles

    It is easy to sympathize with the fact that Big Stir Records has taken its name to pay tribute to Big Star, which also indicates what output is expected from Big Stir. Big Stir Records [...]
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    Gabba Gabba Hey Ho

    The Ramones are among the strongest proofs of a mismatch between long time impact and records sold. Their slow burner debut album Ramones acquired status of US gold (500,000 copies) as late as 2014 – [...]
  • Articles (English)

    A Pirate’s Tale

    As hard as it may be for us Pop Diggers to recall all these decades later, the extremely late Eighties somehow found Dave “Rave” DesRoches touring his home and native Canada alongside ol’ highschool buds [...]

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Peter Digging Now

Gabba Gabba Hey Ho

The Ramones are among the strongest proofs of a mismatch between long time impact and records sold. Their slow burner debut album Ramones acquired status of US gold (500,000 copies) as late as 2014 – […]

Articles (English)

A Pirate’s Tale

As hard as it may be for us Pop Diggers to recall all these decades later, the extremely late Eighties somehow found Dave “Rave” DesRoches touring his home and native Canada alongside ol’ highschool buds […]

Articles (English)

Articles (English)

A Pirate’s Tale

As hard as it may be for us Pop Diggers to recall all these decades later, the extremely late Eighties somehow found Dave “Rave” DesRoches touring his home and native Canada alongside ol’ highschool buds […]

Articles (English)

Ten You May Have Missed In 2018

Lindsey Buckingham got kicked out of Fleetwood Mac (again), The Monkees made their first-ever Christmas album (!), and I am still waiting for that big Turtles Battle of the Bands Commemorative Special Anniversary Collectors Edition. […]

Articles (English)

Compilations Of 2018

Whilst 2018 is about to go into history for good, now is a time as good as any for an announcement regarding compilations released this year. I would like to direct special spotlight on three […]

Olofssons Lost Treasures

Olofssons Lost Treasures

Olofssons Lost Treasures – Vol. 2

Efter ytterligare tolv artiklar och två specialartiklar är det ännu en gång dags att summera dem med en spellista. Det är också dags att ta en längre paus, efter att under drygt sju intensiva månader […]

Olofssons Lost Treasures

Yrke: låtskrivare

Vi inleder veckans Olofssons Lost Treasures med ett pop quiz. För nu gäller det att klura ut den gemensamma nämnaren mellan poppig garagerock, mästerlig soul, drömlik psykedelika och sommardoftande pop. För att inte tala om […]

Olofssons Lost Treasures

Finnkampen i sextiotalspop

Olofssons Lost Treasures erkänner villigt att kunskaperna i finländsk pophistoria lämnar mycket övrigt att önska. Men nu, när Finland vann Hockey-VM och den första Finnkampen i sextiotalspop, är det hög tid att sätta sig i […]

Olofssons Lost Treasures

The greatest girl group song?

Det är dags att presentera gruppen som gjorde en av de bästa girl group-låtarna och som spelade in förträffliga skivor under fyra olika namn. När jag ändå lyckats väcka er nyfikenhet, varför inte fortsätta att […]

Peter Digging Now

Peter Digging Now

Gabba Gabba Hey Ho

The Ramones are among the strongest proofs of a mismatch between long time impact and records sold. Their slow burner debut album Ramones acquired status of US gold (500,000 copies) as late as 2014 – […]

Articles (English)

Compilations Of 2018

Whilst 2018 is about to go into history for good, now is a time as good as any for an announcement regarding compilations released this year. I would like to direct special spotlight on three […]

Books & Magazines

Articles (Swedish)

Articles (Swedish)

Beverly Williams – Heart

Vad har Petula Clark gemensamt med garagerockarna The Remains och Liverpool Five? Och var kommer nykläckta tonåringen Beverly Williams in i bilden? Stay tuned, så ska undertecknad ge er svaret. Olofssons Lost Treasures handlar inte […]

Articles (Swedish)

The Act – Here Come Those Tears Again

De som följt ”Olofssons Lost Treasures” kanske undrar om undertecknad känner motvilja mot brittisk sextiotalsmusik, eftersom bidragen från öriket hittills har lyst med sin frånvaro. Men nu får alla vänner av brittisk sextiotalsmusik sitt lystmäte […]

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    About this article Kinks In My Head Part 1 by Lennart Persson was published in March 1978 in the music fanzine Larm (Swedish for “noise”) # 7 as the first part of two in a [...]
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    Not many songs get adopted by generation after generation of artists. I Fought the Law belongs by all standards to this exclusive group. Here is the story behind I Fought the Law kindly commented by [...]
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    Paul Williams ? STILL Alive !! I first became aware of the man in 1970, as composer of what to this very day remains my absolute favorite Three Dog Night tune, Out In The Country. [...]
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    As yet another twelve months bite dust, tis time again to whisk ears back upon what the year past had to offer within the “Rock,” “Pop,” “Pop-Rock” and (my personal favorite pigeonhole) “Otherwise” competitions. Now [...]
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    Too Late For The Byrds, Too Early For R.E.M. Some heroes end up on the popcharts, some end up in a pop dictionary, some get a page in some small fanzine. Then there’s the group [...]

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