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Swedish Dance Band with a Burst

Tom Wittrock

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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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thin sissy

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Very interesting, I hope someone can help :hmm

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 :spabout

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.
 

fakejake

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

Big Al

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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.
 

ourmaninthenorth

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Bengt Erikz Quintet. ( Band Leader Bengt Heder )

The guitar player is called Ville Balter.

 

CatManDoo88

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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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