by Eric Hallberg & Ulf Henningsson
This is the definitive book about Tio i topp! The mythic storied, legendary and beloved radio show who developed to become the most important one in Swedish pop history! By the mid ’60s the show had about 3 mio listeners.
Each Saturday at three A.M. the show’s theme song »Hully Gully Twist« aired straight into the radios of Sweden’s teenagers who almost religiously followed the exciting votings, where – by live broadcasting – the most popular records where voted with the help of a new invention, called the ”mentometer”. Who doesn’t remember Carl-Eiwars mystery voice and the machine gun chatter?
Tio i topp was broadcasted between 1961 and 1974. In this book we present all artists who entered the show with at least one record – even those who didn’t made it, but who where tested by ”På försök”. Totally this book contains 946 artists with meticiously researched and updated biographies.
All records which have been at Tio i topp – approx. 1500 records – are depicted in the book! All 659 chart lists – including Sommartoppen – are represented to make it easy for you to check which of your favorite songs have been in the show.
This book has demanded many years of research. All information is based on the original protocolls of Swedens National Radio.
Preface by Klas Burling and Svenne Hedlund.
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New edition in colour (without CD)