Label: FIC Inc. - EX-3070 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock
The Spotnicks is an instrumental rock group from Swedenwho were formed in Together with the Shadows and the Ventures they are counted as one of the most famous instrumental bands during the s. They were famous for wearing " space suit " costumes on stageand for their innovative electronic guitar sound. They have released 42 albumsselling more than 18 million records, and still tour.
In they added Ove Johansson drums born 30 Marchchanged their name to "The Frazers", and began playing regularly The Spotnicks - Karelia local clubs. They signed a recording contract inand changed their name to "The Spotnicks",  a play on the Russian satellite Sputnik as suggested by their managerRoland Ferneborg.
They soon became the first Swedish group to have significant international success, The Spotnicks - Karelia a similar style to The Shadows and The Ventures. They toured Europeand one of their early records"Orange Blossom Special", became their first big international hitmaking the Top 30 in the UK Singles Chart in on the Oriole label and reaching 1 in Australia.
Around this time they began wearing their trademark "space suits" on stage. In"Amapola" became one of their most successful singles in their home country, staying at 1 in Sweden for eight weeks. They appeared in the film Just for Funcontinued to tour widely, and recorded their second album, The Spotnicks in Paris. Two years later, Skinner was replaced briefly by Jimmie Nicolwho had drummed with The Beatles on the Danish, Dutch and Australian leg of their tour, while Ringo Starr recovered from having his tonsils removed.
In andThe Spotnicks expanded their popularity in Germany and Japanreaching 1 in Japan in with "Karelia". Elsewhere, however, The Spotnicks - Karelia became less successful as popular music tastes changed.
Nicol left in February and was replaced by Tommy Tausis born 22 March Thelin also left in and was replaced by Magnus Hellsberg born 6 November Winsnes left in Id Rather See You Dead - Pat Travers - The Best Of Pat Travers organist Goran Samuelsson joined in The group, having undergone many personnel changes, split up in after releasing their fifteenth album, The Spotnicks Back in the Race.
Yet the band was still popular in Japan, and it soon reformed under Winberg's control in at Cascando - Samuel Beckett - Works For Radio: The Original Broadcasts request of a Japanese record label. InWinberg and Lander announced that they would be undertaking a final tour, finishing in May From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The Spotnicks. Archived from the original on 30 March Retrieved 9 May Virgin Books. London: Guinness World Records Limited. Archived from the original on 24 September Complete UK Hit Singles 1st ed.
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