by Börje Lundberg
Rock´n´roll was the latest music from America. Loved by teenagers, hated by their parents. Elvis was king but his Swedish followers soon also became kings of rock. Take your seat in this time machine and meet all those early rock 'n' roll stars including their queen: Rock-Olga, armed with a voice of steal. Experience the magic years when this new, revolting music thrilled the Swedish bourgeoisie.
This is the definitive book about the times when rock 'n' roll music conquered Sweden and made the early rock stars, beginning with Chris Lennert and Stickan Lundbeck, such as the unforgettable Jerry Williams. Rock-Ragge ruled in the beginning but soon Little Gerhard became Scandinavias foremost king of rock. Both were challenged by the girl's idol Boris though, while Burken tamed Nalens audience by playing on his accordion(!).
Read about Rock-Rolf, White Bear, Rock-Benny, Little Gert, Rock-Nisse, Lille John, Jan Rohde, Gunnar Kinch, Rock-Olle, Percy Steele, Rockin´ Sam, Willy King, Rockande samen, Jean William and others. Of course Owe Thörnqvist, unique in his own, inimitable way, is not to forget. The book also features some other nordic kings of rock, such as Per-Elvis and Rock-Finn.
The book is based on many years of research and new interviews. It features quotes from back in the time, amazing stories, many previously unpublished photos and memorabilia of all kind.
In the chapter "Rockens dagbok 1953-63" ("The diary of rock 1953-93") you can read fascinating stories and facts of what happened day by day. When did your idols perform in your city? What was written in the newspapers and how enthusiastic was the audience?
Which rock 'n' roll records are worth a treasure today? The answer can be found in the complete illustrated discography including Premiums valuation guide. For the first time ever all artists' international records are presented in one book!
Stora Rockboken is luscious designed and stuffed with fascinating reading! This book is a real luxury work! Preface by Sven Tumba!
Look inside the book
Illustrated in color
Inbunden, 220x280 mm
Bonus poster by Johny Pahlsson