Here’s the brand new photo of Per Gessle taken by lonely_girl in Halmstad in August 2009.
Some truely uknown rarites were revealed lately – Gyllene Tider’s (or: the very first Roxette’s album’s) “Heartland cafe” demos from 1983.
Another Place, Another Time
When Love’s On The Phone (You Just Have To Answer)
Even If It Hurts (It’s Alright)
Thanks for the one who wanted to share with these versions!
Per Gessle with his wife Åsa showed up on Madonna’s Sunday show on Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg on August 9. It was Gessle’s third Ullevi concert this summer.
– Madonna is fantastic. I expect a great show and a production that will look like very expensive, said Per just before her concert.
But he is not really very inspired by her music, though he likes some of her old hits.
– I saw both AC/DC and U2 this summer. They’ve inspired me a lot. Especially early AC/DC.
On his Twitter site, after the gig, Per wrote that Madonna last night was not really for him and he was really disappointed.
Thanks to linki @ R2R for AC/DC picture.
Per Gessle and Björn Ulvaues invested money in an enterprise launched by entrepreneur, author and leading light of the Swedish Humanists Christer Sturmark, though they lost by one of his projects before. Now they have left music company Noteheads. It became a fiasco, Dagens Industri reveals.
Noteheads Musical Expert is IT-entrepreneur Christer Sturmark’s latest project. He with Björn Ulvaeus and Per Gessle’s help wanted to sell software which could have been used in music composing. The last year’s profits were very low – just 8,327 SEK. Seven years after the start, from over 700,000 SEK invested, there are only around 50,000 SEK left.
Previous partners decided to go their own ways. Björn Ulvaeus and Per Gessle refused to sign-off the most recent company’s annual report, even though they were members of Noteheads’ board of directors throughout the last year. Only Sturmark, the last board member, signed under. The two world popstars left the company in secret on April 29 this year.
It is the second time Björn Ulvaeus and Per Gessle lost their money because of Sturmark’s projects. Their joint company Fame Studios were closed down in 2003 after just two and a half years’ activity.
Åsa Gessle has her 48th birthday today. Congratulations from the whole RoxetteBlog.com staff!
Per wrote today on his Twitter:
Åsa thanks everyone for remembering her. She’s getting pretty old actually…
P.S. Per, don’t forget that the older the wine the better it gets 😉
Marie Fredriksson was on U2 360° Tour concert in Gothenburg on August 1. Expressen published a little interview with her where she admitted that she liked U2 very much. On the other hand, Per Gessle posted on his Twitter, that U2 was great but not fantastic. I’ve seen them so much better many times before. Hilarious stage set though. Loved it.
If you want to download this interview, click here (thanks sweepi!).
Even now Per Gessle and Björn Nordstrand, owners of Tylösand Hotel, cannot complain about theirs profits – Hallandposten informs.
According to Dagens Industri the hotel’s last year’s turnover was over 162 million SEK, while net profit landed on 41 million. Because of the recession and fewer bookings, comparing to 2007 profits decreased by 10 from 51 million SEK.
Here is the final list of the 50 greatest Scandinavian summer songs according to Per Gessle and Swedish music journalist Sven Lindström which they played on Sirius’ Nordic rox on June 12.
Top 50 songs:
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Worry Sick – Edith Backlund
Hurtful – Erik Hassle
God morgon Columbus – Pontus & Amerikanerna
Sunny Girl – Hep Stars
Cup noodle song – Pineforest Crunch
Runnin’ out of gaz – Pauline Kamusewu
Words Enough To Tell You – The Mascots
The Sun – Melpo Mene
Electric – Melody Club
Dream my days away – Broder Daniel
Honey Honey – ABBA
Ser bara moln – Alf
En gång i vårt sommarland – Gunnar Wiklund
Do You Love Me – Amanda Jenssen
Don’t Call The Police – Moneybrother
Dream On – Atomic Swing
Do You Know – The Lollipops
Sommaren rasar – Bob Hund
Tjörn – Björn Olsson
Over ‘Fore It Started – Caesars Palace
You Can’t Hurry Love – The Concretes
We Got To Be Good To Each Other – Ray Wonder
Watercolours In The Rain – Roxette
Måndagsbarn – Veronica Maggio
Hit – Wannadies
Dimma – Dag Vag
Got To Go – Damn!
Different Sound (Feat. Malte) – Teddybears
Holidays – Brainpool
Nothing to Worry About – Peter Bjorn And John
The Girl and the Robot – Junior Röyksopp
Spiderweb suit – Sandy Mouche
Holiday for girls – Lisa Lindebergh
En ny tid är här – November
No One Sleeps When I’m Awake – The Sounds
Hunting high and low – a-ha
Bo Bo Boogie Pack – Annabee-Nox
One Way Love – Agnetha Fältskog
Segla på ett moln – Anne-Lie Ryde’
Lizard – The Mopeds
I can buy you – A Camp
C’mon – Per Gessle
Heartbeats – José Gonzalez
Don’t Hate On Me – Vincent
Pizza – Adiam Dymott
Stadsvandringar – Dungen
Every raindrop means a lot – Tages
Sail with me, come on and try – I love… – Pugh Rogefeldt
Solglasögon – Docent Död
Sommartider – Gyllene Tider
Cigarettes – Anita Lindblom
Sommartider was not Per’s selection, but Sirius’.
Thanks to the_tevensso from the official Son of a Plumber board.
One of the most creative, incredible and craziest fans in the rox-world, Danyela Etchart from Porto Alegre in Brazil has started her own blog-site “En händig blog” (Handy blog) which is written both in Portuguese and English. There are many pictures, stories and jokes from her long and amazing trips to Sweden, gigs she was on, all the meetings with Per she had and even Swedish press-articles about her! So if you want to join the unpredictable and extreme joyride, just visit her website. And yes, Dany’s coming to Europe for “Night of the proms”!
Some of the photos you will be able to see there:
After Erik Linder, Sweden’s Got Talent finalist, who has recorded two covers of Marie’s songs “Tro” and “Ännu doftar kärlek” and one Per’s – “Tycker om när du tar på mej” on his debut album “Inifrån”, another artist performed interesting version of Marie’s hit single – this time 1985’s “Efter stormen”. It was the popular Swedish dansband Scotts. You can listen to theirs live version recorded by marita213 on Stora Torg in Kristianstad on June 5th.
Thanks to Evgeny and Lionel.
Updated on June 22: Two links for ÄDK and TONDTPM added.
Per Gessle posts his own song(s) of the day every day and informs all his follwers about music events he took part in. I thought it would’ve been nice to have all these interesting informations in one place.
YouTube links are coming later on.
Of course, it’s going to be updated.
Ruby, don’t take your love to town. Kenny Rogers. Great beard.
Evil hearted Ada. The Flamin’ Groovies. Used to play this a lot with the GT-lads late 70’s.
Fleet Foxes are quite good.
Sunday treat: Found my old Paperback writer/Rain 7″-single!!! (Info to all you young people: It’s by The Beatles!). My God, it sounds good!
Cars. Gary Numan.
@tevensso Excellent choice, sir!
(tevensso: Song of the night: It Never Rains in Southern California – Albert Hammond)
Outstanding song of the day: Urge for going. Joni Mitchell.
Telstar. The Tornados.
Forever young. Dylan. Live at David Letterman 1993. It’s on YouTube. http://bit.ly/rq4CX
Red balloon.Tim Hardin.
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood. Did you ever.
Have you seen her. The Chi-Lites. Magnificent.
Can’t make up my mind between L’important c’est la rose/Gilbert Becaud & Making plans for Nigel/XTC. Can you?
Waiting on a friend. The Rolling Stones. Made for the shade.
Somebody to love. Brad Newman. There’s a Swedish version as well. Någon att hålla i hand. Sven-Ingvars. Almost as good.
Sweet Tuesday song of the day: Steve Miller Band: Fly like an eagle. Sounds old. And young.
I don’t like Mondays. Boomtown Rats. Never liked that one. Manic Monday. Bangles. There you go.
Sunday Ditty of the Day: Sally Simpson by the Who. It’s on Tommy.
Duncan. Paul Simon. A masterpiece, never liked the flutes, though….
Billie Jean. MJ. Outstanding. Unbelievably good.
Hard to handle. Patti Drew. They don’t do ’em like this anymore!
Invisible to her. Brainpool. -“And all the boys are goin’ aaaah!”. Brilliant!
A man without love. Engelbert Humperdinck. You need music like this once in a while.
Donovan. Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness).
AC/DC last nite. Excellent popcorn!
Fresh strawberries and Bend me, Shape me (American Breed). Flavours of the day.
Anything by Erik Satie…………………………………
Neanderthal man. Hotlegs. Cheers.
She’s so high. Tal Bachman. Hated it on the radio a couple of years ago. Love it now. Is there a lesson to be learned from this?
Watched quite terrible David Bowie-DVD “Plastic soul review” last nite. However, song of the day must be his Young Americans. Superb!
Rebel yell. Billy Idol. Purrfect. Followed by All the way to Reno. REM. When they’re good they’re outstanding.
I love the nu Jonas Akerlund-video. Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi. www.raf.se is where it’s at. Don’t know what’s happening but I like the song too.
“Goin’ back”. The Byrds.
Sunshine on the westcoast! BBQ and old Jethro Tull.
The Sounds new album sounds very good.
Saturday in the park. Chicago. Ha ha ha ha ……
Playing “Hold me” from Russell Smith’s first solo album (on vinyl!!!). Produced by Barry Beckett & Co. Brilliant!
Barry Beckett dies. Such a shame. Extraordinary musician. Muscle Shoals. Check out, f i, Paul Simon’s There goes rhymin’ Simon. A treat.
The Friday Take-Off: Believe I’ve found/Soundtrack Of Our Lives. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.
Reading a most fab book: “Bob Dylan – The songs he didn’t write”. About the covers he’s recorded & performed. A thrill.
Can’thelpbutthinkin that Basse Wickman’s Son of Cathy’s Clown is the best Swedish single ever! Such a great voice (nevermindtheKnopflergtr)
Anders F. Rönnblom “Jag kysste henne våldsamt”. Pump up the volume!!!!
“Walking out on love ” Paul Collins’ Beat + “Supersonic” Oasis. It’s one of those mornings…
Just like a woman. Bob Dylan. Live 1966 Royal Albert Hall. Some of the most beautiful music ever made.
Song of the afternoon: Harley-Davidson, sung with love & affection by Brigitte B.
Cry baby cry from The White Album. I never quite got over the fact that the Beatles broke up.
Never gonna give you up – Rick Astley. The 80’s are underrated!
BOHEMIAN LIKE YOU The Dandy Warhols. Should be played every Saturday morning!
“Dizzy” Tommy Roe. Makes you wanna dance with the cornflakes.
Just came back from Sthlm Stadion. Bruce sounded terrific, he even played Who’ll stop the rain but Gabriel & me were freezing our asses off!
“Feel like makin’ love”. Roberta Flack. Awesome.
Someone is playing “Broken down angel” by Nazareth. Haven’t heard that one for years. Must be this crazy neighbourhood….
Ain’t it strange/Patti Smith Group. Fantastic. Can you believe Gyllene Tider played this -78? I made a Swedish translation. And we played John Cale’s “Helen of Troy”. “Flicka av guld” was the Swedish title if I remember it right… Got it on cassette somewhere..
“Snow angel” by Ron Sexsmith. Just what we need for summer!
Peter Bruntnell’s version of “Waterloo sunset”. Just dandy!
Additonal suggestion: Whatever happened to my rock’n roll. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Makes you wake up.
Mothers’ Day. Song of the day: Take your mama for a ride. Lulu. 1976. Swell.
“Dreams are ten a penny” by Kincade. Great production, great song!
I just listened to Washington County by Arlo Guthrie. i loved that album as a kid, it still sounds like I remember it. Great sleeve too!
Almost song of the day: Dick Mixon’s wonderful remix of “Silly really”. He’s so talented, folks, you wouldn’t believe it!
“Everybody’s got to learn sometime” by the Korgis. Beautiful.
Bo Diddley on the iPod. Oh yea.
Forgot about how overwhelming and ass-kicking Bowies’ Ziggy Stardust is! Oh man, play it again, please!
More Steve M! Check this out & get blown away: http://bit.ly/10KsPJ OUTSTANDING!!!!
No, haven’t seen Madonna since Paris 200?. However, got tcts to the Gbg show! She was at our gig at the Beacon, NYC 1992!
Checking out Small Faces on youtube. “Tin soldier” is on my Top 10 best-song- ever-list. There will never be another Steve Marriott!!
Mama said by Nick Lowe is from “E.P.” Pretty hard to find these days. Good luck with it.
B-fast in the sun, Josh Rouse & Little Richard on the iPod, great Indy race last nite. Awopbopaloo.
Meetings are up. Headin’ for New Jersey and Springsteen’s hometown-show. Sean Penn in the hotel lobby. We all love him.
Brooze in New Jersey last nite was a mesmerizing experience. I like Radio Nowhere for some reason. The crowd was the best I’ve seen.
I like Brooze when he’s showing off his pop side. Cover me, Hungry heart, Wauting on a sunny day, I don’t like Rosalita & Jungleland. Sorry.
Someone next door is playing Dr Hook’s version of “Only sixteen”. What a great idea!!!
Xllent choice of music, Gabriel! Kim Fowley’s behind B. Bumble & Co! Kool kat indeed!
Keith Urban on the iPod? I met him in the gym at the Bev Hills Hotel a couple of weeks ago. Nice guy, b-ful wife!
Roxette’s Per Gessle and Swedish music journalist Sven Lindström celebrate the summer season with a countdown of the 50 greatest Scandinavian summer songs of all time on The Spectrum’s Nordic Rox, SIRIUS XM’s Scandinavian music show. Listeners heard songs by Peter Bjorn and John, Eagle-Eye Cherry, ABBA, Roxette and more.
The Spectrum, SIRIUS channel 18, XM channel 45:
Sunday, July 12 at 8:00 pm ET
Wednesday, July 15 at 11:00 pm ET
Has someone recorded this show or at least got the final list?