As you might remember, we already informed you that a road movie biography about Gyllene Tider is on the way. The working title of the book was ”Bandet som inte finns” (= ”The band that doesn’t exist”), which I liked a lot, because it was a really creative title. The author, Jan-Owe Wikström finally changed it to ”Alla tiders Gyllene Tider” (= ”Gyllene Tider of all time”). Actually, this also sounds good. Finishing touches are being put on the book as you could see Per’s photo today on Facebook.
The biography is published on 15th November and can already be pre-ordered at many places: Bengans, Ginza, Bokus, Adlibris, CDon, Bokextra. The hardcover book consists of 240 pages and most probably contains a lot of photos, as Anders Roos took about 20000 shots during the tour. It must have been hard to choose which pics to put in the book, which is of course in Swedish.
“Gyllene Tider is a piece of Swedish music history and today is as “blue and yellow” as the Three Crowns, the crisp bread, Zlatan and the Dala horse.
When Anders Herrlin quit with the band in 1985, he didn’t know what he really left behind. 28 years later nearly a million people saw the band during their three comebacks: 1996, 2004 and 2013. Despite the fact that the band has not existed since that March day in 1985.
The road movie book “Alla tiders Gyllene Tider”, with a foreword by Per Gessle, is a unique insight into a band’s life that went from teenage hysteria to people’s home nostalgia for summer euphoria and, for decades, from the late ’70s to today has gathered young and old, hard rockers and dance band lovers in a candy store of pop pralines.
Jan-Owe Wikström, together with photographer Anders Roos followed the band on their “Dags att tänka på refrängen” tour in the summer of 2013. A journey through time and space, where a road sign, a venue, a café or an event takes us 20-30 years back in time to the hysterical and funny, but also to the black and dark moments.
It’s also a journey with Gyllene Tider on stage, but mainly behind the scenes, during the recordings and rehearsals, as well as a trip with the fans. And of course with the crew, the staff who are mixing and building and pulling down.
In addition, the book provides personal portraits of the band members and their everyday lives outside Gyllene Tider and it brings you closer to the secret behind Per Gessle’s hit-making talent.”